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JumpstART is a summer Precollege Visual and Performing Arts Workshop sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication. The program is designed for young artists, ages 15 to 18, who have demonstrated a heightened interest in the visual and performing arts and seek an opportunity to increase their skills. Jumpstart provides participants with two weeks of accelerated instruction in a university environment. In addition to the in-class learning experience, student education is supplemented with visiting artist lectures, workshops and excursions. A fundamental goal of Jumpstart is to assist students in the development of a portfolio that can be used to apply to a university or art institute of their choosing. The program concludes with a portfolio and performance review, a final exhibition and an award ceremony.
The 2016 program will be held June 27 through July 1 on Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis. Within the program, students will interact with other art students from around the world as well as a diverse range of college faculty on a daily basis. Class opportunities include Drawing and Modeling the Human Figure, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, and Photography. Check us out on Flickr!
An introductory painting course that encourages students to develop their painting skills and techniques as they’re introduced to paint mixing, media, application, and tools. If you like to paint, but feel you need to work on some fundamental skills, this is a great way to learn! Students will complete a minimum of three paintings that explore the basic components of painting, drawing, color and design.
Drawing & Modeling the Human Figure
This is a course designed to provide students with a focused exploration of the human form. If you love to draw the figure in any style, this course will increase your knowledge of structure and anatomy, ultimately improving your results. Students will work with a live model, experiment with various drawing media, learn to assemble an armature, and model the figure in clay.
Tuition cost with and without meals and on campus housing will be posted soon.
All application materials (including the $50 application fee) are due June 1, 2016. Once the Online Application process is fulfilled, you will receive upto date information regarding your current status. Students who apply after this date will not be eligible for Scholarship awards.
All students applying to JumpstART must include a $50 application fee with their application. This fee is nonrefundable and will be applied toward the total tuition.
All students must provide five photographs (digital image upload with application) of original art. The images are a critical factor for determining tuition awards.
Applicants who wish to apply for JumpstART Scholarships can do so within the Application Process, it is not mandatory, however a letter of intent is required if seeking financial aid.
Statement of Intent (only it seeking financial aid)
A brief essay explaining why the student wants to attend JumpstART.
Teacher Recommendation Form (optional)
This form must be received under separate cover from the student’s high school art teacher.
Students at JumpstART get their choice of attending as a resident campus student or a commuter student. Resident students live in university housing on campus, all students share double rooms; towels and linen are provided. Bathroom facilities are shared. Laundry facilities are available. A minimum of four resident assistants are assigned to the JumpstART program. They reside in the residence hall throughout the program’s duration and are responsible for maintaining floor security, and insuring that floor activities are conducted in a safe and responsible manner.
For questions, please contact Anna Fidler, coordinator.