Welcome to JumpstART 2022!


JumpstART 2022 is an in-person day camp that takes place from June 27- July 1 on Oregon State University’s beautiful Corvallis campus in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

JumpstART provides students (9th grade rising through completion of 12th grade) with a week of accelerated art instruction including classes such as drawing, painting, digital animation, color theory and printmaking. Our faculty is comprised of successful, working artists, who exhibit their work throughout the U.S. and beyond.

Two, three-hour courses and one visiting artist lecture will be offered daily. Our morning session will be taught from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. There will be an hour break for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m., followed by an artist's talk at 1 p.m. Afternoon courses will be held from 2 - 5 p.m. Each day will include instruction, discussion, time to make art and time to ask questions and receive feedback.

Registration is closed.

Program Cost
  • Tuition: $400
  • All application materials must be completed and full tuition paid by June 10, 2022 to ensure your place. Registration closes on June 10, 2022.
  • Information regarding the payment, cancellation and refund policy can be found here.

Twenty full scholarships will be offered on a first come, first served basis to applicants who qualify for free and reduced lunch (see criteria.) To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the online application and mark ‘free/reduced lunch eligible’.

Scholarship deadline is June 3, 2022. You will be notified June 10 via email if you have been awarded a scholarship.

If you are a returning JumpstART scholarship student, or have been awarded a Scholastic Scholarship, please identify that information in the "Scholarship" section of your registration.

High achieving participants at the 2022 workshop will be eligible for and may receive a full scholarship to return to JumpstART in 2023. 

In addition, one outstanding JumpstART participant who has completed high school may be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to attend OSU to study art the following fall!

Anna Fidler Headshot 2021


Anna Fidler (JumpstART director)

Anna is an artist and instructor in Corvallis, Oregon. Fidler moved from Traverse City, Michigan where she attended Interlochen Arts Academy and Western Michigan University (B.F.A. Painting) to the Pacific Northwest where she received her M.F.A. in Studio Art from Portland State University.

Fidler’s large-scale works on paper are composed of glittery mica-enriched acrylic washes and colored pencils. Her work depicts invented landscapes, mythical happenings, and unseen energy in the universe involving such diverse subject matter as Victorian feminists, vampires and rock stars. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Washington D.C and has been shown in The Portland Art Museum’s APEX series, The Boise Art Museum, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, The University of Southern California, and The Japan Society in New York. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Fidler has received numerous grants and awards, including an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, and Residencies at Painting’s Edge in Idyllwild, California. Fidler is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon and Johansson Projects in Oakland, California.

Artist Katherine Spinella
Katherine Spinella

Katherine is an artist living in Portland, OR. She currently works as an Adjunct Instructor at Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Linn-Benton Community College teaching printmaking and art foundations. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Oregon in 2013 and served many roles at the Independent Publishing Resource Center from 2014-2018.

In her studio practice, Spinella transports the refuse of commerce into fractured, elevated, and philosophically personified artifacts through multi-media collage. Using digital manipulation, printmaking, sculpture and video installation in her process, recent projects examine the conflation between language and image in relation to our perceptions of nature. Spinella is Co-Founder of Carnation Contemporary (est. 2017), Thunderstruck Collective (est. 2018), and Well Well Projects (est. 2021). She is preparing for her first major solo exhibition at Carnation in Portland, OR (2021). Recently she has exhibited in Future Landscapes at Borders International Art Fair in Venice, Italy (2020), Thunderstruck at NARS Foundation in New York, NY (2019), and is soon to participate with WAVE Collective in What’s Different at SOIL Gallery in Seattle, WA (2021). Her work has been supported by the Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Portland State University, Vermont Studio Center, Kala Art Institute, and Women's Studio Workshop.

Artist John Whitten
John Whitten

John is an interdisciplinary artist whose drawings and digital work employs meditative methods by which personal experience is mapped. Throughout his work, the potentially ambiguous nature of signal and noise is explored as both positive and negative, signifier and obstruction, sacred and profane. Whitten has had recent solo exhibitions at Charles Hartman Fine Art and the Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University. His work has been included in group exhibitions at NARS in New York City, NY; Outback Arthouse in Los Angeles, CA; Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum in Korea; Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center and Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, OR. He co-founded Thunderstruck Collective and Carnation Contemporary in 2018 and Well Well Projects in 2021. Recent awards include a Project Grant from the Regional Art and Culture Council, a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, a Faculty Research Award from Oregon State University, a residency with Signal Fire funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and a residency at Caldera funded by the Ford Family Foundation. Whitten earned his MFA from the University of Oregon and his BFA from Watkins College of Art. He lives in Portland, Oregon, is a Full-time Instructor of Digital Art and Drawing at Oregon State University, and is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon.

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers is a visual artist and educator who explores the concepts of instinct, extinction, isolation and the conservation and preservation of wild places and creatures in work that is drawing-based with elements of installation, printmaking, sculpture and animation. He received his undergraduate art degree from Eastern Oregon University and an MFA in drawing and painting from Portland State University. Myers is a founding member of Gray Space, a group of Oregon artists based in the Corvallis, Eugene and Roseburg areas who came together in 2016 to claim agency and circumvent institutional structures.
Myers exhibitions include the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene OR Duplex Gallery, Portland OR Soil Gallery, Seattle WA Rodgers Gallery, Willamette University, Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University, RISD ISB Gallery, Providence RI and the PM Bohúň Gallery in Liptov, Slovakia. He has been awarded funded artist residencies that include an OAC Golden Spot Award at Caldera, Playa at Summer Lake, Oak Spring Garden Foundation and Pine Meadow Ranch.
Myers is also part of the viewing program at the Drawing Center in New York. He currently teaches at Oregon State University.

Artist Johnny Beaver
Johnny Beaver

Johnny is an artist and arts instructor living just outside of Corvallis, Ore. He received his B.F.A. at Oregon State University with a concentration in painting and his M.F.A. at Portland State University, focusing on contemporary studio practice. While his work highlights painting, he also uses sound, digital and internet art, sculpture, poetry, video, and more to address personal and public narratives on mental health. Beaver is especially focused on supporting young artists and regional arts, having exhibited and curated in Oregon over fifty times throughout the last decade.


Monday, June 27
Tia Factor

Tia Factor (born Sonoma County, CA; lives and works in Portland, Oregon) is an artist who creates complex painterly spaces of longing and loss. The work weaves concrete and objectively perceived elements of place with the hard-wired emotional attachments people have for their historic homelands. This is a complicated melange of fraught nostalgia, destruction and resilience, revealed through blooming stains and tenuous structures, blurring boundaries between internal and external, figuration and abstraction, representational space and the physical gestures of painting itself..

Factor received her BFA from the California College of the Arts (CCA) and her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work has appeared in solo and group shows and has been exhibited in notable venues both nationally and internationally. She teaches at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and at the School of Art + Design (PSU), and is the program director of a yearly study abroad art course in Berlin, Germany.

Tuesday, June 28
Jessie Rose Vala


Rose Vala(born 1977,Madison, Wisconsin) is an American installation artist working in drawing, painting, ceramic, paper sculpture, and video. She received an MFA fromUniversity of Oregonand a BFA in painting and ceramic sculpture fromCalifornia College of the ArtsinOakland, California. Her work explores non-linear narratives and environments through an ongoing investigation of the shifting relationships to ourselves and our surroundings. Throughout her work is a questioning of the boundaries between animate and inanimate, the rational and the supernatural, science and spirituality. Installation and multi-channel video allows Vala’s work to negate hierarchy, allowing for multiplicity of connections and realities. In 2014 Vala started Ungrund Collective, showcasing videos of five contemporary artists working within similar humanistic inquiries. Vala’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in San Francisco, Miami, Portland,New York,Tokyo and Mexico.

Wednesday, June 29
Milla Oliveira


Milla Oliveira is a socially engagedartist whose chosen media includes painting, sculpting, movement and site-specific creative laboratories. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she has learned and taught in various institutions, ranging from informal settings in public and domestic spaces to university classrooms. She received her BFA degree in Painting from Oregon State University, and was the recipient of numerous honorary grants and scholarships, including OSU`s Helen Plinckiewich scholarship.

Oliveira regularly facilitates artistic laboratories that stimulate public connection to contemporary art. She works with individuals of all ages who perform in diverse professional fields. In both studio and social practice, Oliveira`s work aims to provoke sensations of vitality and cultivate the sensorial. Her work calls attention to sensory forces operating in our bodies and the systems that engage us.

Thursday, June 30
Bruce Burris


Bruce Burris is an artist who has worked and collaborated with artists who are neurodiverse for over 40 years and has served as founder/director/owner of a number of agencies/programs noted for crafting innovative supports which enable people to assume roles of significance in their community via participation in the arts.As an artistBruce’s content has always been about the issues of place –where he lives and the strife that is embedded in the locality. His focus is most always on issues that affect working people. He exhibits a high level of craft and corresponding ideas which are always gutsy in content and beautifully rendered and have a very specific aesthetic and trajectory in terms of his ideas.Bruce has exhibited throughout the US, including the Portland2016 Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabnerand most recently in solo exhibits at Summertime Gallery NYC and A.L.S.O/Shrine NYC. Burris has been awarded numerous fellowships including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Hallie Ford Foundation, the Kentucky State Arts Council-Al Smith Fellowship, the Delaware State Arts Council, the NEA-SAF. His work is included in numerous public and private collections including the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

Friday, July 1
Anna Fidler, JumpstART Director and Felix Oliveros, OSU Art AdvisorArt and Art History at Oregon State University + Applying to College

Previous visiting artists have included nationally recognized artists such as: Julie Green, Emily Counts, Heidi Schwegler, Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Ivan Carmona, Holly Andres, Dan Attoe, Ralph Pugay, Elizabeth Malaska, Yuji Hiratsuka, and more.

Students will select one core class and one focus class.


Core Studio: Color Theory Katherine Spinella, Instructor
This course will focus on color theory and application through a variety of exploratory activities including scavenger hunts, personalized assignments, games, tutorials and reading/video discussions that introduce students to artists working with color and light. In this class you’ll have the opportunity to explore color through a variety of media including photography, painting, and found collage materials. 

Core Studio: Drawing II (ages 16+)  John Whitten, Instructor

Drawing II is Full. Please register for a different class. Thank you.

This course will engage various materials and techniques to investigate a wide range of 2D and 3D drawing processes. We will focus on the elements of line, shape, texture, and value and how those elements combine to create visual experiences and how each can be utilized to further the artist’s conceptual endeavors. The work created will consist of hybridized drawings both from observation and imagined scenarios. Pieces will be documented in photo and video formats. Students can expect the course to have ever widening parameters as the week progresses to allow for creative evolution and impulses. Students can expect to spend each class, conducting individual studio practice, and sharing their work at the end of each session. 


Core Studio: Drawing I (ages 14 and 15)  Andy Myers, Instructor
In this course students will explore basic drawing concepts and techniques using a variety of media working in the studio as well as outside on the beautiful OSU campus. Observational skills will be learned and developed to create realistic drawings that incorporate line, shape, value and form. Students will share work with each other through group critiques and discussions as well as creating collaborative group drawings.



Focus: Painting I Johnny Beaver, Instructor
This course invites students to explore possibilities within pictorial space, integrating elements of physical locations, imagined realities, and abstract mark making. Instruction will focus on the preparation and technique of acrylic paint, as well as the conceptualization and ideation necessary to create original, compelling artworks. Through our daily classes, students will be well supported to materialize visionary creations with confidence and enthusiasm


Focus: Digital Animation John Whitten, Instructor

Digital Animation is Full. Please register for a different class. Thank you.

Learn how to create magic with the wonders of animation. Students in this course will be introduced to a variety of animation techniques including stop-motion claymation, 2D digital animation, cinemagraphs, rotoscope, and more. They will create their own animations as well as collaborate on animations with their classmates. 

Students will gain fundamental understanding of the creative software and digital tools used to create professional animations such as Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Animate. All participants will leave JumpstArt with a reel of their animations easily shareable with family and friends!

No prior animation experience required. 

This course will utilize Adobe’s free one week trial, which works great on both MAC and PC. Unfortunately, Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps cannot run on Chromebooks. There are many wonderful animation apps available for tablets if you need alternatives to working on a desktop or laptop computer. 


Focus: Printmaking Katherine Spinella, Instructor
Print + Pattern
This surface design course will dive into pattern-making methods through the use of relief printmaking. With an emphasis on tessellations, repeat patterning techniques, and printmaking, students will learn to hand-print relief blocks onto fabric and explore a maximalist use of repetition with care towards the use of color and surface embellishment.