Summer Art Academy Returns

by Clarissa Fulton

The Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History is set to host the second annual Summer Art Academy for junior high and high school students beginning May 31.

The Summer Art Academy allows students ages 13-18 to attend classes taught by full-time OSU faculty members who are master instructors of a wide variety of topics, including art history and museum studies, watercolor, jewelry and metals, 2D design, digital media, motion graphics, drawing and photography.

The Summer Art Academy is a non-credit commuter program of summer classes that give students a taste of what they would experience in collegiate art courses. Students are welcome to enroll in any combination of the classes. Most materials needed for each class are included in the registration fee.

New for 2016 is a free class, Art History for Everyone.  The class runs from May 31 through June 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day and though enrollment is free, seating is limited.  The class will be a fast-paced combination of hands-on activities and lecture-based instruction that will give students an introduction to art history in an accessible and fun way.  

Photos of the highly successful inaugural year of the academy are available on the program’s website at summerartacademy.okstate.edu. Online registration is also available on the program’s website. For more information, contact Christine Nichols at 405-744-8495 or christine.nichols@okstate.edu.

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