Course Overview

Students taking this course will gain an introduction to contemporary practices and new technologies in the ever-expanding field of sculpture. Utilizing object and environment scanning, 3D printing, laser-etching and plastic working students will follow prompts in making sculptures, objects and installations. During the day students will discuss and examine todays technologies and techniques of art making through guest lectures, studio visits, demonstrations and a field trip to the Everson Museum of Art. After lunch students will take the knowledge from the demonstrations and artist lectures to apply to their own creative output that will ultimately accumulate to an exhibition at the end of the two weeks for parents and the public to attend.

This course is part of Summer College Studio Art Academy, an enrichment and community-building program offered through Syracuse University’s School of Art, part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). 

Students enrolled in this course, as well as Art and Activism, Art and the Environment, Graphic Novel and Visual Storytelling, Making Comics and Painting Studio will all meet virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-1:30 p.m. to take part in group discussions, artist lectures, live virtual field trips, and Open Studio hours.

Note that this course is open to Syracuse University undergrads.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to request a Syracuse University credit transcript.

Course Objectives

  • Contemporary technologies used in making art today
  • 3D scanning objects and environments (structured light scanning and photogrammetry)
  • Introduction to 3D modeling programs (C.A.D. computer-aided design)
  • Various methods and forms of 3D printing
  • Laser Etching
  • Basic woodworking and plastic-working skills
  • Basic Adobe Creative Suite

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number: TBD

Format: On Campus (at Syracuse University)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school junior, or senior status – or a 2022 high school graduate. 

Credit: 3

Grading: A-F


  • Residential: $4,385
  • Commuter: $3,530

Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees.  Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – On Campus: Experience what college is really like: take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in activities and events on campus.

“Having the opportunity to attend Syracuse University’s Summer College – Online has been the highlight of my year.”

– Aisata D., Summer College – Online Student, 2021

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesClass Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – On Campus 2-Week Session III: Sunday, July 31 – Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 MTWThF
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3 CreditsClosed
Class will break for lunch daily for approximately one hour. Class times subject to change.

Course Requirements

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students are typically in class Monday – Friday. Here’s what a day looks like for students:

  • From 9 a.m. to noon students will engage in lectures, group discussions, guest lectures, studio visits, demonstrations and techniques surrounding contemporary art making utilizing state-of-the-art technologies in the expanding field of sculpture.
  • Noon -1 p.m. students will have a lunch break
  • 1-4 p.m. students will apply the knowledge gained through the technical demonstrations to conceive and make artworks using the technologies earlier demonstrated.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College – On Campus activities to meet and connect with other students! Check out our On Campus Experience page for more information!

Academic Field Trips and Guest Speakers

Potential field trips and guest speakers include:

  • Field trip to Everson Museum of Art
  • Two guest speakers and studio visits with current graduates working on their Masters of Fine Art at Syracuse University

End Event

At the end of the two weeks students will have a group show of the works they complete for the parents and public to attend on campus.

Instructor Bio

Jeremy Tarr – Instructor in the School of Art at Syracuse University

Jeremy Tarr was born in 1989 to a blue collar family and raised in the working class neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate education is in printmaking and sculpture. Tarr received his MFA in Studio Art at Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY in 2019. Since then Tarr has shown nationally and internationally at Monte Vista Projects in Los Angeles, and has been an artist in residence at the Axel Haubrok Fahrbereitschaft in Berlin, Germany, Governors Island New York, NY and has a forthcoming double solo show at York College of Pennsylvania opening August 2022.

Jeremy Tarr lives and works in Syracuse, New York where he is an instructor at Syracuse University teaching Sculpture, Digital Fabrication, Foundations and was appointed Pedagogy Facilitator serving on the Undergraduate and Graduate Committees. Jeremy’s work deals with the decay in post industrial settings and the new myths and narratives that arise in their place. At the core of his practice he questions when and how emptiness begins to accumulate weight. He is an interdisciplinary artist working across various mediums in performance, video, sound, sculpture, and photography.

In his spare time you can find Jeremy in his studio, fishing, watching hockey, tattooing, playing with dogs, banging on musical instruments and stoking the campfire until it’s too hot.
Instagram: @asphaltobelisk

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