Museum Begins Third Summer Of Successful Summer Arts Program
June 6, 2003 --
Summer Arts @ the Museum
Two-week sessions, beginning July 7 through Aug. 15
University of Virginia Art Museum
University of Virginia Art Museum offers area middle- and high-school
students an opportunity to explore the visual arts at its successful
program, Summer Arts @ the Museum, a two-week summer arts program
offered three times during July and August. Youth entering grades
four through 12 this fall are eligible to attend the two-week sessions
at the museum. Full scholarships are available for qualifying applicants.
Arts is a hands-on, arts education program that connects arts-interested
youth to the inspirational possibilities of studying and experiencing
artworks at the museum. Young artists have the opportunity to immerse
themselves in creating artwork all day long. Arts educators introduce
fine art techniques and encourage art material exploration. The
Summer Arts environment focuses on individual artistic growth. Students
also have opportunities to interact in workshop settings with nationally
and internationally known artists, who often have exhibits at the
museum that coincide with the Summer Arts program.
summer young artists will explore the museum’s permanent collection
and special exhibitions, including large-scale wood sculptures by
Emilie Brzezinski, electronic musical composition created by music
professor Judith Shatin and inspired by Brzezinski's sculpture,
and Rodney Smith's black-and-white photographs.
in the past, students will work closely in workshop settings with
artists, including mixed media artist and arts educator Tim Rollins,
who will be exhibiting artwork at the museum this fall; composer
Judith Shatin; and documentary photographer Mary Motley Kalergis.
Young artists also will take a field trip to the Music Resource
Center to record a group musical composition during each session.
are July 7 – 18, July 21 – Aug. 1, and Aug. 4 –
15. The fee for each session is $400 for museum members and $460
for non-members before June 16, and an additional $40 if registering
after June 16. Each two-week session runs Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and includes a maximum of 40 participants, who
are divided into small groups according to age.
mission of Summer Arts @ the Museum is to provide a safe and fun
environment for young artists to sharpen their focus on art,"
said Summer Arts program director Jennifer Van Winkle. "Summer
Arts focuses on the concepts of experiencing art, choosing art and
creating art by introducing students to new experiences of art at
the museum, allowing students to choose a session with a featured
artist, and providing a place and time for young artists to create
their own artwork."
details or to register, contact Van Winkle at (434) 243-5534 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and registration
forms also are available on the museum’s Web site: www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Arts @ the Museum is supported this year by the Bama Works Foundation,
administered by the Charlottesville Albemarle Community Foundation;
the Thomas L. Piper, Jr. Education Endowment; the Young Friends
of the University of Virginia Art Museum; and contributions of museum
members and The Hunt is On! participants. Studio facilities are
provided by the University of Virginia Art Department.
Jane Ford, (434A) 924-4298