welcome to the field school
The Rural Environments Field School is an interdisciplinary summer program 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 throughout the rural West. While living and working together in the field and on the road, students create site-interpretation artworks exploring various mediums including photography, sculpture, writing and drawing, as well as dialogical projects, social actions, and collaborative experiments.
The Field School session is open to both University of Colorado students and students from further afield. Each summer four institutional partners (CU-Boulder, Corcoran, Cal-Berkeley, and KCAI) come together in Boulder, Colorado to embark on a collaborative journey into the Western American landscape. Up to fifteen students are admitted to the program each year. The Field School faculty come from various backgrounds and locations with all being nationally or internationally recognized in their fields. Course credit (6) is available at the advanced undergraduate level (ARTS 4444) and graduate level (ARTS 5444). Registration begins each March for the following summer session. Fieldwork for the 2019 session will take place May 13th - June 3rd throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.