July 7 - 16, 2017

Grades 9-12 (including graduating seniors)
Tuition and Fees: $1,095 

The Young Artists Institute is a ten day summer residential program, held in Ashland, Oregon on the Southern Oregon University campus. Students receive first-class instruction by professional artists in creative writing, poetry,  theater, visual arts or digital arts through intensive hands-on workshops, mentoring, evaluation and presentation of completed works. During the program accomplished artists will mentor students, supporting them to discover their own sources of inspiration and to help them deepen their craft. In addition, students will learn to effectively collaborate with artists from other disciplines to create unique joint artistic projects.

The focus of the Young Artists Institute is:

1. To give students access to the way artists work and see the world.

2. To enable each student to discover his or her unique artistic voice.

3. To help students improve their skills as artists.


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Our goal is to provide a lively, supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who share their interests. Come learn and create with other talented high school students who share your creative spark!

 Applications for the Young Artists Institute will be available in January 2017. 

Please call 541-552-6452 to be added to the Young Artists Institute mailing list.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon's arts, humanities and heritage.
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