Summer Program

Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology (online course)

(June & July) This online course is a general introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times, including prehistoric Aegean civilizations (Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece), Early, Archaic and Classical Greece, and the Hellenistic world. We will survey Greek architecture (temple, secular, funerary), sculpture, vase painting, monumental painting, metalwork, and minor arts of these periods, both on mainland Greece and in the Greek colonies (Asia Minor, Pontus, Cyprus, Syria/Levant, Egypt, S. Italy and Sicily).

Studio Art: Study of the Human Body (online course)

(June & July) This course aims at developing fundamental skills and draftmanship, familiarization with different materials, and experimentation with increasing attention on the perceptual as well as the conceptual. We will be working with an assortment of traditional media and exploring fundamental techniques such as line, contour analysis and value to illustrate form and space. Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body. We will approach the study of the human body systematically, beginning with the skeleton.

Landscape Drawing & Painting (online course)

(June and July) Landscape drawing and painting, integrating architectural and natural settings, aims to inspire students from the unique amalgam of culture and nature in Greece. The rich architectural history of Greece comprises a great variety of architectural orders, forms, styles, material and techniques from antiquity to modernity, from prehistoric times and the classical age, the later antiquity of the Roman and Byzantine periods to the medieval centuries of Venetian, Frankish, Ottoman conquest, and the recent Neoclassical Greek tradition.

Archaeological Field Trips

(July) This is a unique course taught on-site during faculty-led weekend field trips to various archaeological sites, historical landscapes and museums in Greece. This course aims to familiarize the students with key ancient cities, monuments, masterpieces of art, and the history of ancient Greece. Field trips may include Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Pylos, Corinth, Tiryns, Nafplio, Argos, Epidaurus, Sparta-Mystras, Monemvasia, Hydra-Spetses).

Field Archaeology I

(July) This course focuses on archaeological field and laboratory methods through readings, lectures, and mainly hands-on experiences (dig simulator) and the data these practices generate. The course will cover the essential field methods employed in archaeological survey (ground, aerial, geophysical), excavation, restoration/conservation. This will include the fundamentals of documentation including note taking, drawing, photography, and map-making.

Field Archaeology II

(Section B - Summer Field School) This course focuses on practical field training through participation in an on-going archaeological field project involving archaeological survey (extensive or intensive ground survey, geophysical survey, aerial reconnaissance) and/or archaeological excavation (test pits, salvage excavation, systematic excavation).