Sunday, July 8-Friday, July 27

Students in grades 9-11 (academic year 2017-18) 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 show and a portfolio review. Priority will be given to students who have participated in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Student's hands during printmaking process

Curriculum

The Summer Art Residency (SAR) is a unique opportunity to work with world-class faculty in a 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: photography, graphic design, printmaking, or 3-dimensional art. Introduction to history, aesthetics, and practice of the fine arts includes demonstrations, workshops, critiques, and a final portfolio.

Instructors

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.