Visual Arts

Deep dive into the UCSB campus arts community!

June 25 - 29; 9:30am - 3:30pm, UCSB Art Department

This week-long, visual arts immersion program - co-led by faculty, graduate students, and alums - is perfect for high school students who are considering degrees in preparation for future careers in the arts and related fields and for community members who want to explore what it takes to pursue and maintain an artistic life.

What this program offers:

  • Morning sessions lead by Art Department Faculty that feature creative skill-building strategies in unique research and instructional environments.
  • Afternoon professional development workshops with visiting artists that feature portfolio development and documentation and navigational strategies for getting the most out of university art programs.
  • Opportunities to draw, paint, sculpt and engage in new media practices, including UCSB specialties—photography, print, letterpress, book arts, and papermaking.
  • Immersion in a variety of materials and methods in a range of studio and gallery settings, both indoor and outdoor, including exhibition curation, design, and installation.
  • An opportunity to design a mock-gallery exhibition, give/receive constructive critique, and even bring in previous work for review, all in preparation for college admissions portfolio creation or studio/gallery presentation.

Intended Audience: This 5 day, deep-dive immersion is especially suited for high school students interested in four-year degree programs that offer a major (BA/BFA) or minor degree in the visual arts or community members interested in pursuing/maintaining an artistic life. High school students must be at least 16 years old.