Summer Art Workshop (S.A.W.)

June 20-26, 2021
Grades 9-12Students learn printmaking at the Summer Art Workshop.

Drawing, digital design, relief printing, ceramics, and more! Campers work independently and collaboratively to produce one-of-a-kind works of art and expand their knowledge of studio art, color theory, and contemporary art theory. Participate in hands-on workshops, visit galleries on campus, and participate in fun art-related activities at night. Although campers can commute, we encourage them to stay on campus for a true “college” experience. Sessions are designed for both first-timers and experienced artists. No high school art experience is required to attend this workshop. S.A.W. is a fast-paced, cumulative learning experience for everyone! At the end of the workshop students will display the work they made for parents, faculty, and workshop participants.


Drawing: People, Places, Things!
Students will experiment with various observational drawing techniques, sketching from both the still life and the figure.

Printmaking: What a Relief!
Students will be introduced to printmaking and how to create linoleum relief prints. Using this process, students will create relief prints on paper as well as collaborative bandanas. Bonus: You may also bring a T-shirt of your own to print your design on. 

“Inhabited Heads”
Students will make a series of small ceramic heads based on human proportions with an eye toward creating a sense of inhabitation, presence and personality.  Well the heads will only be once-fired, students will learn how to build up rich surfaces using clay slips, terra sigillata, and underglazes.

Digital Art: Digital Fabrication: The Laser Cutter!
Students will learn how to create vector graphics in digital design software, and use their unique designs to create physical objects out of a variety of different materials utilizing a laser cutter.

Tentative Schedule

1:30-3:30 Check in & move in to residence hall
3:00 Workshop begins with tour of the studios and classrooms
5:00 Pizza Party
6:00 Evening Activities

7:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Morning sessions
12:00 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Afternoon sessions
5:00 Dinner
6:00-9:00 Evening activities

7:30 Breakfast & set up Final Exhibit
9:00-11:00 Final Exhibit and Critique
11:00 Clean up and check out of residence hall


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Tuition & Scholarships

The workshop fee for overnight resident campers is $500. This includes tuition, room (double occupancy), board (three meals a day), accident insurance, and most instructional materials. The fee for commuter students is $400, which includes tuition, accident insurance, most instructional materials, and lunch daily.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, submit the scholarship application by May 14, 2021. Click here for the application.

The deadline to complete registration is June 1, 2021. Cancellations must be emailed to by May 14, 2021 to qualify for a partial refund (minus a $15 processing fee). No refunds will be issued after May 14, 2021.
Questions about registration? Email

Carly Dothsuk
Carly Dothsuk
Summer Art Workshop Director

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