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Summer Arts Workshop

Summer Arts Workshop

Summer Arts Workshop 2023

The University of Arkansas School of Art is thrilled to offer the fifth annual Summer Arts Workshop for high school students in grades 10-12. This year the School of Art has been able to increase the number of students accepted into the workshop to 100 students. 

Everyone at the School of Art can't wait to welcome the largest Summer Arts Workshop class!

Date // June 10-17, 2023

Students will move into their dormitory on campus Sunday afternoon on June 10 and will depart Saturday morning, June 17.

Cost // FREE

There is no cost for students to attend the in-person workshop week, which includes housing, meals, and materials to participate. Students are welcome to bring funding for toiletries or conveniences on campus.

Funding is available to cover travel expenses for students outside the Northwest Arkansas area that are interested in attending. Contact Director of Recruitment and Outreach Donna Jones,, for more information.

Workshop Description // Students will select their preferred area of interest for the afternoon course sessions taught by School of Art faculty who are also working artists, designers, and scholars.  Throughout the week they will meet with current students, different offices on campus, learning about applying to colleges, scholarship options, and a career in the arts.

Students will meet with various organizations from the Northwest Arkansas area, expanding their networks and knowledge about being an artist and the opportunities here at the UA School of Art. In addition, there will be field trips to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Momentary, and other galleries in the Northwest Arkansas area. Some activities will include physical movement such as walking around campus, walking through facilities, and others may include mobile transport by chartered bus.

Course sessions will take place within School of Art facilities with all materials provided at no cost.  The workshop will conclude with an art exhibition featuring the work created by students throughout the week and be documented for their portfolio.

Housing // Campus Dormitory

Students will be housed at a residence hall on campus. They will potentially share a room and have a community bathroom. Students will have the opportunity to fill out a questionnaire about their roommate preferences.

Covid-19 safety precautions will be communicated and put in place prior to the start of the workshop. Safety precautions could include, but are not limited to, requiring masks, testing students at the Pat Walker Health Center on campus, and social distancing.

How do I apply? // Complete this Summer Workshop Application

What is the application deadline? // Monday, March 20, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. CST

How many students are accepted? // 100 Students

Students will be accepted to attend the workshop through a lottery system once the application deadline has passed. A waitlist will be started after the 100 spots are filled and the School of Art will reach out to the students on the waitlist if any spots become available.

When will I know if I will be attending? // April 1, 2023

Students and their family contacts will receive an email confirmation, additional workshop information, and an itinerary by April 1, 2023.  All requested online paperwork must be returned to Donna Jones at the School of Art no later than Friday, April 29 to secure the student's spot in the workshop week.

Please contact our Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach, Donna Jones, at if you have any questions.