SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDIO ART INTENSIVE


About the Summer High School Studio Art Intensive

This four-week summer program is a rigorous, in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in various mediums, with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Led by established Houston artists and educators, projects will go beyond techniques traditionally taught in high school art classes, teaching students practical skills necessary to develop as artists. In addition to studio classes, guest speakers (practicing artists, curators, and arts administrators) will meet with participants throughout the program to will share stories and provide insight into the art world.  Participants will also spend two days visiting various art spaces and cultural institutions around Houston, gaining insight into the local arts climate in Houston. The program will conclude with a final exhibition and celebration of the work produced for friends, family, and instructors. Each participant will receive an individual portfolio sessions to help prepare for portfolio reviews when applying to colleges and art schools. This program is limited to 16 students. Participants must be able to commit for the full duration of the program.

Program Dates

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday, June 6 - July 1, 2016

Program Cost

$400. Each student will be responsible for providing their own supplies. A limited amount of supplies will be provided by Art League Houston. Tuition assistance is available.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through Submittable only. In addition to basic information, applicants will be asked a few short answer questions and will be required to submit between three to five images of their work. All artwork examples in any medium are welcome.

Application Deadline

Applications are due no later than Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Notification

All applicants will receive notification of the status of their application by Friday, May 6, 2016.

Admitted Students

Accepted applicants will receive further information and access in the form of emails. Please be patient during the processing of applications. Once admitted, participants will be required to submit payment, complete a health record form, and a signed release and consent form. These forms will be distributed prior to the intensive and are required in order for each participant to be admitted into the program.

Contact

Zachary Gresham, Education Programs Director, Zachary@artleaguehouston.org


Learn more about the Summer High School Studio Art Intensive by exploring images and descriptions from past summers!