Penn State art camp among five unique opportunities for high school students

June 16, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Following a one-year hiatus, the Penn State School of Visual Arts camp returns to the University Park campus to provide eager high school students a glimpse into the college experience.

The Penn State Summer Art Camp: Portfolio Thinking will be held from June 19-24 for students entering grades nine to 12 and recently graduated seniors. The program, which was not held last year due to renovations to the Visual Arts Building, will provide campers an intensive residential studio workshop program across various art media.

Camp coordinator Natalia Pilato said the camp will help students prepare distinctive portfolios.

“Campers will create work that they can use in portfolios when applying for collegiate art programs,” said Pilato. “Throughout the week they’ll attend workshops each day that focus on different art media. The campers will have the opportunity to work in a college studio and learn from Penn State faculty and graduate students.”

The daily workshops include printmaking, drawing for different scales and creating wearable sculpture and short films.

The art camp is one of several summer opportunities available through Penn State Outreach youth programs. Additional camps include the Architecture/Landscape Architecture Camp (July 10-14), Communications Camp (July 10-15), Honors Music Camp (July 17-23) and Weather Camp (June 19-24 and June 26 to July 1).

For all Penn State Outreach youth programs, campers reside in campus residence halls and receive instruction from Penn State faculty and graduate students and leaders in the field.

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Last Updated June 16, 2016