The Summer High School Studio Art Intensive at Art League Houston is a rigorous, four-week summer program and in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a variety of mediums, beginning with drawing and painting and expanding to less traditional forms. Led by established local and national artists and educators, projects will go beyond techniques traditionally taught in high school art classes, teaching students practical skills necessary to develop as artists. In addition to studio classes, guest speakers (practicing artists, curators, and arts administrators) will meet with participants throughout the program to will share stories and provide insight into the art world. Participants will also spend two days visiting various art spaces and cultural institutions around Houston, gaining insight into the local arts climate in Houston. The program will conclude with a final exhibition and celebration of the work produced for friends, family, and instructors. Each participant will receive an individual portfolio sessions to help prepare for portfolio reviews when applying to colleges and art schools. This program is limited to 16 students. Participants must be able to commit for the full duration of the program.


9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday, June 5 – 30, 2017


$400. Each student will be responsible for providing their own supplies. A limited amount of supplies will be provided by Art League Houston. Tuition assistance is available!


Applications must be submitted online through Submittable only. In addition to basic information, applicants will be asked a few short answer questions and will be required to submit between three to five images of their work. Artwork examples in any medium are welcome. Click HERE to apply!


Applications are due no later than Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 PM.


All applicants will receive notification of the status of their application by Friday, May 5, 2017.


Accepted applicants will receive further information and access in the form of emails. Please be patient during the processing of applications. Once admitted, participants will be required to submit payment, complete a health record form, and a signed release and consent form. These forms will be distributed prior to the intensive and are required in order for each participant to be admitted into the program.


Email Zachary Gresham, Education Programs Director at [email protected]

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