Through the Remote Studio program three integrated courses occur four to five days of the week, and are appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students. Non-class days are developed relative to each student's interests. The immersion education course format involves design lessons, environmental studies, back country trips, and an on-site design/build experience that provide synthetic lessons from which to develop cultural and personal practices that protect and enrich the world in which we live.
Readings and discussions cover environmental ethics, creative processes, and explorations of varied worldviews to develop a student's understanding of themselves and the world. The readings become springboards for broad discussions that support necessary communication skills that are more about listening and less about developing rational defenses.
The creation of vessels provide each student the opportunity to explore and contemplate their sense of the world. Built from materials found in selected sites, vessels serve as temporary markers of an evolving relationship with the world.
Vessels are more than the construction of an idea, they are artifacts of an individual's response to culture. More Vessel Info >>
Adventure provides immersive first-hand experiences, leisure provides time for personal reflection to interpret these experiences. The result of this reciprocal process is first-hand knowledge. A critical practice of this educational method occurs through the immersive experience of place and self in the backcountry and wilderness of the Yellowstone Eco-Region. More Backcountry Info >>
Students employ place-based knowledge and experience gained over the semester, including appropriate material selection and sustainable design considerations in the design and construction of a project for a community client. Working as a group, students learn about the general professional requirements of the design process, budget, client relations, and a real construction timeline. More Design Build Info >>
Lori Ryker, P.H.D
Executive Director / Instructor
Every year Artemis Institute invites guest instructors to support the teaching needs for Remote Studio. If you are interested in joining us for the upcoming year please email Lori Ryker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year Artemis Institute invites student interns to help support the programming needs for Remote Studio. If you are interested in joining us for the upcoming year please email Lori Ryker at email@example.com
"Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Thoreau