Budding artists can enjoy a packed week of workshops while getting a glimpse of life at West Virginia University. WVU’s School of Art and Design will debut its Visual Arts Summer Academy scheduled on the Evansdale campus July 17-23.

“Students will learn from WVU faculty and art teachers from around the state, while living in residence halls under the supervision of art education students and faculty,” said Terese Giobbia, assistant professor and coordinator of art education at WVU. The academy is open to all students in grades 6 through 12.

Each day of the academy will feature two workshop sessions, along with excursions around WVU’s campus. Daily afternoon enrichment sessions will be led by WVU faculty, and School of Art and Design educators will also lead evening sessions featuring lectures and studio explorations of their individual disciplines. The academy will conclude with an exhibition of student work.

“The Visual Arts Summer Academy is a community based-program that helps students hone their skills and think about careers in art and design,” said Giobbia.

Cost for the weeklong academy is $575. For information or to request registration forms, contact Giobbia at tegiobbia@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-2393.



CONTACT: David Welsh, WVU College of Creative Arts
304-293-3397; David.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

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