PRELIMINARY PLANNING ON  

THE BRAITHWAITE SCHOOL OF ART 
and 
THE LVAM WEB GALLERY 
of

THE LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
(lst draft)

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