December 7, 2015

Explore and Make Art in Exceptional Western Locations This Summer

Summer is a season of exploration; a time to discover new destinations, ideas, and future directions. If you are interested in embracing the spirit of discovery this coming summer, consider enrolling in the Art & Rural Environments Field School.

The Art & Rural Environments Field School is an intensive off-campus course designed for students interested in the intersection of art and the rural environment. The Field School experience puts students in touch with various rural landscapes and focuses on site and context-based approaches to art creation. While living and working together in rural environments and on the road, students create site-interpretation artworks exploring various mediums including writing, photography, sculpture, and drawing, as well as dialogical projects, social actions, and collaborative experiments.

This experience is open to 15 motivated undergraduate, graduate, and nondegree students. The course runs from May 9 to June 17, however all fieldwork is done during the first three weeks of the course. Fieldwork for the 2016 session will take place throughout the American High Plains, the Rocky Mountain Range, and the Manson Mesa Region in Arizona, including Lake Powell, Glen Canyon, and the Navajo Nation.

For more information about the Field School, including a sample itinerary, faculty profiles, cost and enrollment information, and examples of student work from previous years, please visit the Art & Rural Environments Field School Website.

Class Benefits

  • Focus exclusively on your practice, whether you are new to art or an experienced professional
  • Work outside the classroom in unique contexts
  • Experience rewarding interactions with your peers and instructors
  • Enjoy an immersive, challenging learning environment
  • Explore the unique relationship between the Western American landscape and the people who inhabit it
  • Earn 6 credits toward completing a degree

The tuition, travel, and field costs for this course total $3,400. You can find more information about course costs by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Class Enrollment

Enrollment for this class begins on March 7, 2016.

Current CU-Boulder students may enroll in the course via MyCUInfo.

Nondegree students must submit a registration form to the Extraordinary Program at CU-Boulder Continuing Education. The 2016 registration form will be available in mid-February 2016. Tuition payment must be included at the time of registration. For questions, please contact the Extraordinary Program Manager, Silvie Kilworth, at or 303-735-1572.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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