This one-week camp program will focus on developing core design skills; collecting visual information; working with three-dimensional models, collage, traditional and digital media; on-site research, sketching and journaling. Participants will be exposed to design studio culture; typical design processes that address conceptual, aesthetic, environmental and functional issues; independent critical thinking skills and collaborative design work.
Projects will be guided by College of Design faculty with extensive experience in graphic design, architecture and digital media. You will have ample opportunity for one-to-one interaction with instructors as well as feedback from peers.
Students will be engaged in coursework from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening events at the Iowa 4-H Center to build community among participants. Peer mentors, who are Iowa State students, will be available on campus to provide support as you begin to imagine yourself in a college-level design curriculum.
Activities will include tours of professional offices and studios; question-and-answer sessions with current College of Design students, practitioners and educators; on-site sketching; photo documentation; outdoor recreation and social activities.
The camp will culminate on Saturday in a public reception
and gallery exhibition to highlight student work. At the end of the week, you
can take your work home with you.