Summer Art Workshop

June 12-18, 2022
Grades 9-12

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Metalsmithing, photography, bookbinding, and more! Campers work independently and collaboratively to produce one-of-a-kind works of art. Expand your knowledge of studio art, color theory, and contemporary art theory. Jump into 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 their work for family or friends.

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Make your very own handbound hardcover sketchbook. We'll cover the entire process, from tearing large sheets of paper to size, folding them, assembling sections & piercing them, constructing cloth-bound covers, and of course binding the whole book together. Campers may bring in their own fabric for the book covers—it's a great way to immortalize an old beloved t-shirt (or the like), too worn to be worn anymore. Not only will you come home with your very own beautiful handmade book, but you'll also have all the knowledge to make more again in the future.



Photographic Collage: Inspired by the tradition of portrait-taking, the photographers will take pictures of each other as if they were professionals working in the field. Integrating the best images together on a poster will create a collage.
Cyanotype: a cameraless process where artists apply a light-sensitive material to the canvas and eliminate subjects they don't want, resulting in an out-of-this-world image.
Astro Photography: Photographers will use long exposure to capture the movement of distant objects like stars and planets. This will enhance their understanding of using manual setting on a DSLR camera.

Painting Mini-Workshop

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
9-12 Morning Sessions
12 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Afternoon Sessions
5 Dinner
6-9 Evening Activities

7:30 Breakfast & Set Up Final Exhibit
9-11 Final Exhibit and Critique
11 Clean Up and Check Out of Residence Hall

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Woody Leslie: Bookbinding 

Jeanne Beaver: Metalsmithing 

Sarah Martin: Fibers

Cintia Segovia Figueroa: Photography 

Kaitlyn Steward: Painting Mini-Workshop

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.

The deadline to complete registration is May 27, 2022. Cancellations must be emailed to by May 6, 2022 to qualify for a partial refund (minus a $15 processing fee). No refunds will be issued after May 6, 2022.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, submit the scholarship application by April 29, 2022. Check back in early 2022 for the application.



Contact Us

Carly Dothsuk

Carly Dothsuk


Rose Krzton-Presson

Rose Krzton-Presson


210 IT Center, MSU, Murray, KY 42071

Questions about registration, roommate requests, check-in day, and other pre-camp matters should be emailed to Rose.

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