Temple University Rome is pleased to offer FREE Pre-College Workshops to local high school students. All students currently enrolled in a Roman high school, public or private, are eligible and encouraged to apply.
All courses are taught in English by bilingual instructors and hosted on-site at Temple University Rome. For additional information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that to comply with Covid-19 safety measures, all participants are required to wear a mask and respect social distancing at all times.
FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:
Introduction to US Higher Education
Key differences exist between the Italian and American systems of higher education, including differences in learning and assessment models as well as access to extra-curricular support (e.g. university career centers and student life programming). This workshop provides a general introduction to US higher education programs and admissions for students looking to pursue an American-style education, either here in Italy or abroad.
Digital Drawing Workshop
Professor Roberto Caracciolo
Learn to draw on a cell phone or tablet, with apps that offer a wide variety of features, using the tip of one’s finger or a digital pencil. Students begin with simple, linear drawing and later practice drawing with color, both opaque and transparent. The workshop concludes with the addition of photography as an integral part of the drawing process.
Participants must bring their own touch screen device (phone, tablet, or portable computer).
Professor Devin Kovach
What is a zine!? Zines are self-published books, usually printed on a photocopier and handbound or handfolded. Zines have become a significant platform for artists, writers, poets, musicians, and other to express themselves creatively without relying on a publisher.
In this short-form workshop participants will learn to transform single sheets of paper into their very own self-published zines, all while gaining exposure to the world of bookbinding, artists books, and self-publishing in a fun, accessible way.
All materials are provided.
Dr. Laura di Giunta
Teens and young adults today report feeling more stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness than ever before. While there is no single cause, contributing factors might include: worries about the future, from climate change to economic uncertainty; insecurities surrounding one’s self-image; pressure to meet or exceed perfection in the classroom; and feeling overwhelmed with a schedule that includes family, school, sports, art, community service, religious activities, and more.
With all of today’s extenuating circumstances in mind, this workshop explores how young people can develop healthy habits and learn to cope with a variety of stressors.
Livestreaming on Social Media
Many social media platforms - including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Youtube, Twitch, etc. - now have the capability to broadcast live streaming events, which allow both content creators and viewers to connect and interact with each other in real time. In this workshop aspiring creators learn to choose the right platform for their live broadcasts, as well as some important tips and tricks for producing successful livestreams.
Professor Bill Pettit
Until just a few hundred years ago, artists had to make their materials before they could paint. They had to find, or grow, and then transform these materials into colors. Primitive peoples drew with charcoal from a fire pit the same way Renaissance artists burned grapevine, oil, and bone to make the colors we know today as vine black, lamp black, and ivory black. Until the first pigment shops opened in the late 16th century, artists were self-sufficient sole authors of their work. This course is a hands-on workshop in making historic artists pigments. Students make a variety of inks, paints, and tools using earths, plants, and some kitchen ingredients, together with simple chemistry and experimentation.
All materials are provided.
Figure Drawing Workshop
Professor Anita Guerra
Learn to draw from a live model using charcoal and ink. Our examination of the human form ranges from gesture to longer, sustained anatomical studies. Directional shading, ink wash, and contour lines are some of the techniques demonstrated and developed. We explore both additive and subtractive methods, composition, and tone.
All materials are provided. Please note that this class makes use of a live model.
Professor Roberto Mannino
Don't throw away that card! In this workshop students learn to choose, treat and reuse papers, books, magazines, newspapers and packaging. Participants will not only create handmade sheets of paper from recycled material, but also complete artistic compositions of text, drawings, photographs, and more.
All materials are provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own scraps of paper, cards, etc. to recycle during the papermaking process.