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Art Summer Programs – Descriptions
Program: Champlain College – Summer Pre-College Program in Art & Design: Burlington, Vermont Description: Students work closely with Champlain College professors who have extensive expertise and professional connections in their fields. When not attending class or doing creative project work, students enjoy recreational activities and social events that take full advantage of summer in Vermont. Students stay in one of Champlain’s many contemporary or Victorian-era residence halls and share meals in the spectacular dining hall of the IDX Student Life Center, overlooking Lake Champlain. Participants: Rising high school sophomores, juniors & seniors Program website: Champlain Summer Programs
Program: Oklahoma State University Summer Art Academy for Junior High Students and High School Students: Stillwater, Oklahoma Description: The 2016 Summer Art Academy is a non-credit commuter program of summer classes for Junior High and High School students (ages 13-18). Classes meet during the afternoon (1 P.M. – 5 P.M.) at the Bartlett Center on the beautiful Oklahoma State University campus. All courses are taught by full time OSU faculty. Classes include: Art History, Watercolor, Beginning Jewelry Fabrication, 2D Design, Digital Media, Motion Graphics, Drawing, and Photography.
Students attend classes under the guidance of master instructors. Students may enroll in any combination of classes. Most materials included in registration fee. For more information see the website or call (405) 744-5647.
Program: University of Pennsylvania Summer Art Program for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Description: This pre-college art program prepares students ages 14 – 18 for college admissions as you experience college life and create your portfolio. You’ll work with Penn Faculty in Penn’s art studios as you create art and develop your artistic expression. Art students choose various classes ranging from drawing and painting to graphic design and filmmaking. Experiment with different artistic disciplines, learn new skills, and build your visual portfolio.
Students also live at the University of Pennsylvania, and participate in evening activities and weekend trips to places such as New York city, Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, and more. Participants: High school students, ages 14 – 18. Program website: Penn Summer Art Program
Program: Project Fashion Summer Art Program for High School Students: Los Angeles, California Description: Spend two weeks in sunny Los Angeles learning what it takes to make it in the fashion industry. You’ll attend classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FiDM), a preeminent design college across the globe. The professors are industry experts who will bring their experience and knowledge straight to you. You’ll participate in hands-on workshops developing skills like trend spotting, fashion sketching, prop styling, draping, pattern design, and more! When you’re not in class you’ll get to explore the city with other students who have the same passion for fashion. Activities include Universal Studios, Outdoor Movie, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills, LA Dodgers Baseball Game, Warner Brother Studio Tour, and beach days at Venice and Santa Monica. You’ll also get a private behind-the-scenes company tour and hear from what it’s like to work in the fashion industry. Come join us and have the summer of a life time! The dates of the program are June 25th – July 10th, 2017. Participants: High school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Program website: Project Fashion
Program: Ringling Summer Art Program for High School Students: Sarasota, Florida
Description: PreCollege is an extraordinary experience designed to give you the tools needed to develop a strong portfolio of work to open doors to college admissions, scholarships, and other long-term career goals, and to help you succeed with your transition to college.
Experience total creative immersion designed to help you discover your artistic strengths.
Create your future through project-based explorations grounded in the majors.
Explore multiple majors for exposure to varied approaches and mediums as you build observational, technical and analytical skills in immersive investigations.
Unleash your potential as you experiment, take risks and make mistakes! Learn how to analyze and discuss your work and the work of others in guided critique sessions designed to bolster visual vocabulary while bringing clarity to the strengths and weaknesses in your artistic practice.
Discover what it means to be a professional creative while working on the cutting edge of studio practice in media, studio, and design arts.
Focus on your long-term creative career goals while you strengthen your portfolio for college admission and scholarships.
Build lasting friendships that will become the foundation of your creative professional network.
Confirm you’re on the right track or use your new knowledge to consider the better major for you.
Participants: High school students ages 16-18 rising into their junior and senior years or just graduating. Program website: Ringling PreCollege Perspective
Program: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Early College Program Summer Institute: Chicago, Illinois Description: At SAIC, we believe meaning and making are inseparable. Our studios are laboratories, where conceptual thinking, art making, and design skills are developed and strengthened. The Early College Program (ECP) Summer Institute provides high school students the necessary creative freedom to develop a structured dialogue between ideas and process. Mirroring the methods and practices of contemporary artists and designers, students choose courses within focused disciplines, yet retain opportunities to freely explore media in order to build a strong portfolio. Students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of materials and processes to discover new ways of defining their creative practice.
Why ECP Summer Institute?
Students who complete the ECP Summer Institute receive college credit and have the portfolio requirement of their SAIC undergraduate application waived.
ECP Summer Institute students receive college-level instruction from SAIC’s outstanding faculty with additional support from student Teaching Assistants.
Individual portfolio review sessions are available.
Students have access to SAIC’s extensive resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum.
Participants: High school students (at least 15 and not more than 18) who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible to enroll in the ECP Summer Institute. Housing, merit scholarships, and need-based aid are available. Two- and three-week sessions. Program email: firstname.lastname@example.org Program website: SAIC Summer Institute
Program: Walnut Hill School for the Summer Programs in Visual Art, and Film: Natick, Massachusetts Description: The Walnut Hill Summer Programs in Dance, Theater, Visual Art, and Writing & Film, offer students a challenging and fun experience, surrounded by supportive faculty and other young artists who share their passion. Participants: High school students and middle school students (ages 12-17). Program website: Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Program: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ArtsECO Pre-College Summer Program: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Description: UWM ArtsECO Pre-College provides college-preparatory art and design courses taught by university faculty for high school students. Students can build a drawing skills, venture into sculpture, or learn digital processes. This on-campus experience may lead students to college admission, scholarships, or other opportunities!
Three courses are offered by ArtsECO Pre-College in the Summer of 2017: Drawing & Self-Expression (2D), Makin’ it Real! (3D) and Do it Digital! Design for Digital Art Making . Students may register for one, two, or all three. Courses are $25 – $85 each and come with supplies, bus pass (as needed), and snacks. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis so register today! Participants: High school students, incoming freshman to graduating seniors. Program website: ArtsECO Pre-College