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Summer Art Institute for HS students


with GAC Team

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 24, 2023 at 10:15 am, runs for 2 weeks

The Summer Art Institute was established in 1998 to offer high school students artistic opportunities that may not be offered in their school programs. This pre-college program can provide total immersion in the making of art and a way for students to gain valuable skills that can prepare them for a college of the arts or whatever path they choose. 

​During the program, high school students are divided into three groups to ensure small class sizes and will have a full range of our facilities, enabling the development of creative abilities under the guidance and encouragement of outstanding teaching artists. Classes will take place in our printmaking studio, drawing studio, and pottery studio, and will make use of our outstanding location on the banks of the Hudson River when the weather allows. SAI culminates in a group exhibition in our professional galleries. This program is a great opportunity for high school students to explore their creativity, push themselves, and develop and advance their artistic abilities. Teaching artists for this summer are Alaina Enslen, Emily Bicht, and Melissa Schlobohm.

Tuition includes all materials needed for the program. There is the option to pay in full or take advantage of a payment plan. Signing up a sibling? Use the promo code SIBLING when signing up a second or third child and save $25. Cancellations before June 24 will be assessed a $100 service charge. No refunds after June 24. Refunds will be given should we need to cancel the program. This program is open to all students entering or currently in high school. If you do not get a spot immediately, do not despair! Please put yourself on the waiting list. We were able to accommodate many of the children from the wait list last year.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Use this link to apply by 11:00am on March 31.

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