Students will explore art produced by several cultures in different times including two Museum exhibitions, Charlottesville Collects African American Art and In the Land of the Corn God: Mesoamerican Art from the Collection. They will create individual and group artworks that contribute to the creation of imaginary cultures. During the first week students will observe, explore, and gain artistic skills through museum tours, presentations, and studio concentration on techniques and materials. In the second week students will use this knowledge and content to complete individual and group projects. Also during the second week students will pursue an elective at one of our Community Partner downtown locations featuring digital art, printmaking, and music. Students will choose their elective during the first week. Students may repeat the program (Session II).
Open to rising 6th-12th graders, the advanced academy is for students who want intensive studio time to create a small body of work (2-5 pieces). Our arts educators will guide students through conceptual thought processes and aid them in mastering skills to achieve their artistic goals. On the first day students will work with staff to determine the focus and size of their individual projects.Admission is only by recommendation of art teachers, community leaders, or mentors. Please fill out the Advanced Academy section of the application.