Summer Institute : 6th-8th Grade Summer Workshops

Information below is for the 2014 program. Information for the 2015 program coming soon.

Studio-intensive courses help develop your personal vision and build your skills in a particular subject while giving you a taste of the Pre-College Summer Institute.

UArts Pre-College Summer Institute offers One-Week Intensives for middle school and high school students in the Philadelphia area. Choose one or two weeks of study. You will participate in a full day of classes from 10 am - 4 pm with a break for lunch. One-Week Intensives give you the opportunity to refine your skills in a favorite medium or experiment with something out of your comfort zone.

July 14-18: Ceramics
Students explore different types of clay and building techniques by making functional and/or sculptural ceramic works. Projects may include tile making, coil building, clay slab construction and wheel throwing techniques.

July 21-25: Drawing + Painting
This course covers both charcoal drawing and acrylic painting methods while students work with a variety of subject matter, ranging from still life to figure, landscape, cityscape and abstraction. Students have the opportunity to develop portfolio pieces necessary for high school entry.


2014 Tuition + Rates Per Week*
Registration Fee $50
Tuition $500
Total Cost $550
Lunch-Only Meal Plan (optional) $60 per week

 *Rates above are for the 2014 program. Information for the 2015 program coming soon.

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Students stay in apartment-style residence halls, with meals served at various on-campus dining facilities.

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