Fine Arts Opportunities

Visual Arts

The Saint Louis Art Museum Teen Arts Council (TAC)

Teen Arts Council is built upon the philosophy that teens are integral in the design and implementation of teen programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The mission of SLAM's Teen Arts Council is to be an active, creative, and influential voice in both the Art Museum and in the greater Saint Louis community.
TAC members are exposed to many facets of the Art Museum including our collection and exhibitions. The TAC plans public events aimed towards teens in order to build a bigger and greater teen audience at SLAM. In addition to planning and leading tours TAC members get to participate in classes and workshops at the Art Museum. 
SLAM Teen Arts Council meets on Wednesdays after school starting in October through May. TAC Members plan teen programs each school year. Some programs are open to all teens including non TAC members. TAC members also enjoy art-related workshops and activities, at no cost to them!

To apply for TAC teens must be in good academic standing and between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. 
Members will begin regular meetings in October 2017 and close the year by hosting a juried teen art exhibition in late May. As the yearly cycle ends, helping nominate the next group and planning activities for the coming year will be an important task. TAC membership may be renewed based on performance during the previous year.
  • TAC meets 2 Wednesdays a month from 4:30-6:00pm (subject to change)

  • Occasional Friday and Saturdays are required beyond regular meeting times
  • TAC members are expected to follow the rules and guidelines of the program, participate in bi-monthly meetings and special programs, fulfill individual and group responsibilities, develop and promote teen centered events at SLAM.
2017-2018 TAC Membership Applications are open now until July 31, 2017.Apply Here

KU Design Camp 2017

Experience what it’s like to be a Design Student at the University of Kansas (Lawrence)
KU Design Camp is a pre-college summer program offered to high school students who are entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year and are interested in Design. Campers live on KU's Lawrence campus, learn in hands-on studios taught by KU Design faculty, hear keynotes from leaders in the design industry, and work alongside current KU Design students. 
Sunday, June 11 – Saturday, June 17, 2017
If you’re interested in learning more about design and developing skills and creativity through hands-on experience in a college environment, KU Design Camp is for you.
Registration opens: February 1, 2017
Registration closes: May 5, 2017
For information or to register, click here

Maryville University: Pre-College Design & Visual Art Summer Program

Maryville University’s Pre-College Summer Program provides high school students with a unique opportunity to study with college level faculty in a highly creative and enriching art school setting. Students who have completed the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades are invited to attend. While prior art classes or experiences are helpful, they are not necessary for participation. Students will acquire art and design foundational concepts and skills, develop digital media projects, work with three-dimensional space and form, and gain exposure to the disciplines of interior and graphic design. Students will develop confidence in their work and learn about careers in art and design while producing projects suitable for college admissions portfolios.

2017 Dates & Sessions
All two-week sessions meet Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm in facilities on main campus.  Students have 45 minutes for lunch and should plan to bring their own lunch with them each day.  In addition, the campus coffee shop and dining hall are available.  Scheduled for the first Friday of each session is a group barbeque luncheon.
All sessions will conclude with a final exhibition and reception in the Student Gallery the last Friday of each session from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  Friends and family are welcome to attend! 

Session One: June 19 – 30, 2017
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Architecture & Interior Design
Workshop: July 1, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Portfolio Workshop
Session Two: July 24 – August 4, 2017
  • Experimental Book Arts
  • Digital Photography
Students are accepted on a first-come basis.  A portfolio review is not required.  A letter of recommendation from an art teacher, school counselor or specialty teacher is required for each student. Register online at:
There will be a late registration fee of $15 for registrations submitted passed the date of:
  • Session One – May 29
  • Session Two – July 3
  • Workshop – June 23

Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI): Pre-College ArtLab (PCAL)

A three-week residency program for high school students 
July 9-29, 2017
KCAI's Pre-College ArtLab (PCAL) is a challenging three-week residency program for freshman through graduating senior high school students who are committed to their creative work. Those accepted into the program will work with our instructors, in our studios, in their major of choice and during creative writing and life drawing courses.  

For more information, click here or contact KCAI's School for Continuing and Professional Studies at 816-802-3333 or


Memphis College of Art Summer Academy 2017

Sunday, July 16th - Saturday, July 29th, 2017

This program provides a studio experience for the highly motivated high school art students with an intent to study art at the college level. The program will cover both Fine Arts and Design Arts curriculum with hands-on study. An emphasis will be placed on visual art career options and professional practices.
This is a two-week program in which students can reside in the dormitory or commute. Participants will earn two college credit hours.
For more information please call or email the MCA Admissions Office at 901-272-51511-800-727-1088 or

Enrollment is competitive, so apply early!


Summer Music Programs - Webster University

The Community Music School at Webster University is offering various programs and camps.  You can view more information about the programs being offered and download their brochure and application form by clicking here.
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