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Summer Art Program

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The JMU Summer Art Program provides exciting courses for children ages 6-17. This year the first session will be held June 16 - 19, the second session will be June 23 - 26 on the JMU campus. Students who have completed kindergarten may register in the classes listed in this brochure. Certified art educators and JMU faculty will guide students through an intensive four-day course, providing a solid foundation for creation. Morning classes are from 9 a.m. - noon; afternoon classes are from 1 - 4 p.m. Each week will end with an exhibit/reception on Thursday from 4 - 5 p.m. Enrollment is limited to ten students per class and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The JMU Summer Art Program inspires students to create, perform, understand, and appreciate the arts in their lives, their community, and in the world.

Students will work with certified art teachers as they learn to see art, create art, understand art, and make informed judgments about works of art. Students will learn how images have been used to communicate important ideas, thoughts, and feelings throughout history and into contemporary times. The lessons demonstrate that education in the arts is fundamental to language acquisition, creative thinking, and an educated imagination.

Students taking both morning and afternoon classes each week should bring their own lunch. Short workshops are planned during the 12 - 1 p.m. hour. An additional $10 per week should be added to the enrollment fee for students staying all day. A break/snack period will take place during each class. Parents are encouraged to provide a healthy snack.