The largest component of the SYE Studio Art capstone is for students to learn how to develop a self-directed body of work. For many of the students, this is the first time that they have had the freedom to create work with no prompts or faculty directions. Within the making this work, comes each student artistic freedom, but also responsibility in their content and ideas portrayed in the work. Students are advised by the art faculty and outside mentors throughout the process, but ultimately the final work is their own. The students are exhibiting their work for the first time and still resolving personal styles and mindfulness within their process. It’s important to recognize this while viewing this work.
A big part of this learning is engaging and having a dialogue with their audience, which can happen beyond the classroom. The Art Department strongly encourages the audience to give direct feedback to the student artist representing in this exhibition. Although these students are currently alumni, they will forever learn from this first experience.
We encourage those who feel strongly about the work to do so through the form below. We will do our best to contact the alumni with your feedback.