On-Campus Summer Art Program 2023


Join us in person for our annual Summer Art Program, instructed by Emily Michels and Johanna Spinks!

This INTENSIVE program is designed for serious teens who are interested in learning the basic fundamentals of drawing and painting. Instructors will focus on each student’s individual trajectory. We will work on group projects and welcome the use of the class for independent projects or study. Students will receive the basic drawing foundations and expand their knowledge of techniques in value, color, and composition through drawing and painting.

Projects may include master copy studies, still life and using casts. This program incorporates art history lessons and demonstrations in a variety of wet and dry media. Students work at their own pace with a goal of finished project(s) for a portfolio or personal achievement.

*New students signing up for the second and third sessions only with limited drawing/painting skills will be given a combination of class curriculum and personal projects based on skill level. Current sample artwork will be requested for assessment.


Focus on Drawing Fundamentals & Mixed-Media

These sessions are for beginning students who will learn the 7 fundamentals of drawing in line, shape, texture, form, space, color and value. The goal is to draw with confidence and accuracy as well as being introduced to mix-media methods.

Join Us For 2 to 6-Week Sessions!

June 19th-August 2nd

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(30-min. lunch break)

Focus on Charcoal Drawing & Painting Methods

These sessions are for students who are looking for advanced techniques in drawing using charcoal, and are also interested in exploring in-depth painting methods. Students should have solid drawing skills.

Join Us For 2 to 6-Week Sessions!

June 20th-August 3rd

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(30-min. lunch break)