Summer School Art and Engineering Classes
A few of the amazing summer school electives being offered at Randolph-Macon Academy this July are going to team up for some incredible opportunities. If you know a student interested in art or engineering, you’d better send them the link to this blog!
Students enrolled in Studio Art, Pottery and Sculpture, or Design Concepts for Engineering will be taking a trip to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, two single-family dwellings built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was the designer of the Usonian home, and designed over 500 structures, including the Unity Temple and Robie House in Chicago and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Check out the web sites for Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater.
In addition to this trip, art and engineering summer school students will visit Artist Nol Putnam's White Oak Forge. Nol designed the gates in the National Cathedral and a stair railing for the Rockfeller Plantation, among many other projects, and has won several awards for his work.
“Students will be able to peruse his sketchbooks and see a demonstration of his work,” says summer art teacher Rebecca Quinn. “This is a rare and noteworthy opportunity because he is usually guest lecturing and demonstrating around the country, so when he is home he usually works in solitude. Nol grew up in Alexander Calder's backyard, basically, and went to Harvard, in addition to being one of the most influential and inspirational people I have ever met.”
Each of the three classes is only a half-day, so students may take two of the three if they wish. For those interested in careers in art, architecture, or engineering, there is no better way to spend a summer! Check out the rest of the R-MA summer information on our web site.