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 the field and on the road, students create site-interpretation artworks exploring various mediums including photography, sculpture, and drawing, as well as dialogical projects, social actions, and collaborative experiments.

Based out of the University of Colorado-Boulder, sessions are open to both CU students and students from further afield. The Field School also partners with various other schools. For students from other universities: in most cases the 6 hours of Art Practices course credit will transfer to the home institution. This is an advanced or 4000 level course and is also open to graduate students at the 5000 level. Fieldwork for the 2017 session (May 15 - June 2) will take place throughout the American High Plains, the San Luis Valley in Colorado, and sites in the flint hills of Kansas and Oklahoma.

 


FIELD SCHOOL FACULTY aND VISITING ARTISTS 

 
 
 
Richard Saxton, DIRECTOR, RURAL ENVIRONMENTS FIELD SCHOOL & ARCHIVE, Colorado, USA  

Richard Saxton, DIRECTOR, RURAL ENVIRONMENTS FIELD SCHOOL & ARCHIVE, Colorado, USA  

Mary Rothlisberger, ARTIST, Washington, USA  

Mary Rothlisberger, ARTIST, Washington, USA
 

Chris Sauter,  artist, TEXAS, USA

Chris Sauter,  artist, TEXAS, USA

 
 
SANJIT SETHI, ARTIST, DIRECTOR OF THE CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, WASHINGTON, D.C. 

SANJIT SETHI, ARTIST, DIRECTOR OF THE CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, WASHINGTON, D.C. 

chip thomas, artist, Navajo nation Arizona, USA

chip thomas, artist, Navajo nation Arizona, USA

YUMI JANAIRO ROTH, ARTIST, COLORADO, USA

YUMI JANAIRO ROTH, ARTIST, COLORADO, USA

Piney woods atlas (carolina porras) artist collaborative, florida, usa  

Piney woods atlas (carolina porras) artist collaborative, florida, usa
 

RON RAEL, ARCHITECT, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, USA

RON RAEL, ARCHITECT, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, USA

Matthew Fluharty, Director, Art of the Rural, Missouri, USA

Matthew Fluharty, Director, Art of the Rural, Missouri, USA

Piney woods atlas (alicia Toldi), artist collaborative, California, USA  

Piney woods atlas (alicia Toldi), artist collaborative, California, USA
 

Josh Garrett-Davis, Historian, California, USA

Josh Garrett-Davis, Historian, California, USA

C. Maxx Stevens,  ARTIST, Seminole/Muscogee nation of oklahoma

C. Maxx Stevens,  ARTIST, Seminole/Muscogee nation of oklahoma