Art in the Environment

June 24-27, 2024 Rose Hill

Two Students Talking In Front of the Keating Hall Lawn.

This course will teach some of the basic building blocks of an artistic practice, while also finding connections to the outside world through artwork. It will teach the students that art isn’t just an activity to perfect in the studio, but also a way to understand the world around us.

Skills/Learning Outcomes

Students will learn to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. 
  • Appreciate how each medium allows different connections to the social, environmental, and personal world around them.

Instructor Bio

Vincent Stracquadanio 
Vincent Stracquadanio is a professor in the fine arts department and a painter based in NYC.

Course Details

Art in the Environment
June 24-27, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Rose Hill Campus
Instructor: Vincent Stracquandanio

Course Number: SULA 0160 RP4
CRN: 15867

This non-credit course is open to high school students only.


Residential: $1,650.00
Tuition for the residential program includes the course, course materials, housing, meals, and excursions in and outside of class. Move-in for this program is Sunday, June 23, 2024 and move-out is Friday, June 28, 2024.

Commuter: $1,225.00
Tuition for commuters includes the course, course materials, lunches, and excursions in and outside of class. Additional meals are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Fordham Bookstore, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.


Application deadlines: course and housing: April 15, 2024; course only: May 1, 2024. Please note that admission decisions are rolling until the class is full, and course caps are around 20 students. We recommend early application.

Application Requirements: this non-credit course is open to high school students who have completed their first year. The course is recommended for those with a 3.0 or better. No prior experience with the subject matter is required.

To apply, you will need a copy of your high school transcript and your fall report card if the grades are not reflected on your transcript.

If you are applying for housing, a brief letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, coach, instructor, or supervisor, attesting to your maturity and responsibility as a student is required.

Please make note of the course details above because you will select your course as part of your application.


If you are not ready to apply, you can sign up to stay informed about the Fordham Summer Leaders Academy too, or email us with questions!

It's not too late! Still accepting applications for classes with open seats until May 31!