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Online Summer 3D Art Academy

The four-week 3D Summer Art Academy will introduce 3D concepts and will provide experience with alternative building materials. Experimentation with materials and exposure to basic hand tools provides a strong foundation for problem solving. Each project is introduced with accompanying slides and video demonstrations to illustrate concepts and provide exposure to contemporary artists. Critical discussions concerning contemporary and historic issues will further develop visual literacy and vocabulary.

What You Need to Know

Audience: Students with Interest in College-Level Art
Date: Selected Afternoons, July 6-31
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $200 

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Program Highlights

The 3D Summer Art Academy will:

  • Provide students with a college-level introduction to the technical processes and vocabulary associated with creating and appreciating three-dimensional forms.
  • Help students develop the ability to analyze and discuss three-dimensional works.
  • Cultivate students’ powers of imagination, creativity and ability to conceptualize in three dimensions.
  • Aid students in learning learn to utilize visual elements and design principles in manipulating space and creating three dimensional forms.
  • Engage students’ awareness of the history of sculpture, as well as contemporary issues, through lecture, research, and artist presentations.
  • Introduce students to web-based 3-D Modeling software and digital fabrication.
  • Encourage students to thoroughly document their work and explore portfolio development.

Program Schedule

Program Supply List

  • X-acto knife with extra blades
  • Heavy duty utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Metal ruler
  • Glue: rubber cement, glue stick, etc.
  • Erasers (art gum, magic rub and kneaded)
  • Black felt tip markers
  • Drawing pencil set
  • Masking tape and Scotch tape
  • drawing pad (sketchbook)
  • Plastic bin with lid
  • Hot glue gun
  • Safety glasses
  • Wire cutter/ needle-nosed pliers
  • Staple gun
  • Caulk gun
  • Needle and thread

Academy Instructors

David Scott Smith David Scott Smith received his B.A. in English Literature from Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, and his M.F.A. in Fine Art with an emphasis in Ceramics at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. David and his wife Paula own “Little Lane Pottery” in Salisbury, MD. David has exhibited his work in art galleries and museums throughout the United States; his professional works can be viewed at
Aric Snee Aric Snee is an artist, designer and educator who has worked with glass in academic, studio and factory environments. He received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Alfred University and in 2014 started designing for the Danish glass company Holmegaard. Currently, Snee teaches glass and sculpture at Salisbury University.