July 7-26, 2019

Students in grades 9-12 (current academic year) may apply for the Summer Art Residency (SAR), an immersive 3–week residency at The University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center. Learn from world-class faculty on one of the premier arts campuses in the US. Participate in classes, workshops, evening tours, lectures, and events that will stretch you as an artist. The residency concludes with an art and reading showcase. Priority will be given to students who have participated in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

You may only attend SAR once.


The Summer Art Residency (SAR) is a unique opportunity to work with world-class faculty in a world-class facility. SAR consists of lectures, open class discussions, workshops, and studio time involving a range of expressive opportunities. Each day includes a drawing class addressing the formal and conceptual bases of drawing and contemporary approaches to effective visual communication. You will also choose from one of the following electives: painting, graphic design, printmaking, or metals. Introduction to history, aesthetics, and practice of the fine arts includes demonstrations, workshops, critiques, and a final portfolio.

SAR Closing Ceremony


The School of Art and Art History, under the Direction of Steve McGuire, is partnering with the Belin-Blank Center to provide an exciting program designed for talented high school artists from across the country. Instructors include University of Iowa faculty, graduates, and graduate students from the School of Art & Art History, and special visiting artists.

Jamie Boling photo

Jamie Boling

I make work that captures and catalogues both penetrating and fugitive moments of my cultural experience. I am guided by the belief that the sensational can sometimes provide profound insights into human nature that lie beyond surface provocation. Mine is an American daydream that embraces humor and often reveals dystopian visions of a media-saturated culture.