ON THE BRAITHWAITE SCHOOL OF ART and THE LVAM WEB GALLERY of THE LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
All (could have been - April 19, 1998) made a reality due to a generous endowment and scholarship from Joan Braithwaite Haller BY RODNEY CHANG, M.A., MS.ED., Ph.D., Director of Internet Programs
THE BRAITHWAITE SCHOOL OF ART The purpose of the school is to promote the use of the Internet as a resource for the artist and to assist the achievement of this goal by providing the necessary technical, design and online knowledge to the artist.
ADMISSION Open to all artists who are interested to learn how to incorporate the computer to assist in the making digital imagery or for the promotion of their traditional media art on the Internet. Tuition to be determined after detailed costs analysis.
COURSES Courses each of one week duration, 6-8 hours a day, 5 days a week. School in session initially only during the summer months (June-August)
Courses will be given in designated classroom equipped with both Mac and IBM Compatible systems
Later Phase may include online courses with tuition; The school will have its own Web site
Introduction to the Computer For Traditional Artists The Internet and the Artist Web Page & Web Site Design Photoshop & Image Editing In Depth Fractal Painter & Image Creating In Depth Other Hardware & Software Output as Fine Art Digital Art History The Braithwaite Collection and Digital Studies (pending copyright issues resolution) Lectures and workshops by Artist-In-Residence Miscellaneous learning opportunities- such as guest speakers, visiting prominent artists
Certificates upon course completions, diploma for completing core of course content is under consideration.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM One to three-month tenure at Las Vegas Art Museum as resident artist at the Braithwaite School of Art. The purpose of the program is to expose the museum, its audience and the students to leading Web and digital artists' works and ideas. Museum's Support - funds for living expenses, available computer equipment, classroom availability, gallery available for artist's end of residency solo exhibit with museum archival documentation Artist's Responsibilities - proper maintenance surveillance and use of computer equipment, the creation of a body of works at the museum for the museum's annual Artist-In-Residensce show in the LVAM Web Gallery, donating of some works for sale by museum and for its permanent digital art collection, teaching course and workshops (tuitions to support the program), research in Braithwaite Collection (optional), and writing the required summary/evaluation of the artist-in-residency tenure and artist's statement for the solo exhibit. Effort is made to make the solo show coincide when the school is in session.
The LVAM Web Gallery Adjunct to the Braithwaite School of Art and Computer Studio (for the school and for the artist-in-residence) to showcase student and master digital artist work. It should an area with monitors in direct online connection to Web art sites, such as the LVAM Web site, the Braithwaite site keep in perpetuity and possibly the current artist-in-resident's own Web site. A special section should include Braithwaite art originals and digital visual studies with explanation as ongoing research on the original collection. In proximity should also be a bookshelf with material on Braithwaite's work and life as it accumulates by student projects and scholarly research. (Again, pending copy- right issues resolution)
Prepared by Rodney Chang, MA, MSEd, PhD April 10, 1998