Honors Art & Design

An intensive studio experience for aspiring teen artists

Honors Art and Design is a rigorous two-week summer institute designed for goal-driven high school juniors and seniors.

Become immersed in the creative process, learn the many ways artists translate concepts into form, take the next step as a visual thinker and communicator, and get a taste of the rigor and excitement of life as a Herron student.

Come to experience creative freedom, advance your skills, enhance your portfolio, and meet other students who share a passion for the arts.

Honors Art & Design 2017

  • Dates: June 12–23, 2017
  • Times: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Honors curriculum and coursework

The rigor of university-level coursework is conducted in the studios and technology labs at Eskenazi Hall and Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, led by Herron faculty and graduate students.

A variety of disciplines, methods, and media are introduced to imagine, design, plan, build, and complete finished works for portfolio and skill building. Coursework includes drawing, painting, sculpture, digital rendering and fabrication, art theory and history, and photography.

Activities and awards

Sessions and seminars on university application processes, professional practices, project management, and creative career tracks are provided.

Lunch breaks include guided visits to eateries, libraries, and bookstores to explore IUPUI’s dynamic urban campus.

Honors Art and Design culminates in a final Friday filled with critique, reflection, celebration, and panel discussions with Indianapolis artists and creative professionals. Parents are invited to the panel discussion, “Next Steps Toward College and Beyond.” A certificate of completion is awarded to students fulfilling all study requirements.

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Tuition and fees

Honors Art and Design tuition is $800 and includes all art materials.

Applicants must pay a $25 application fee upon submission.

Applicants who qualify will be invited to attend Honors Art and Design. At that time, a down payment of $400 is due in order to be added to the enrollment roster. Places will be secured only upon receipt of full payment.

The deadline to apply to Herron Honors Art and Design is June 1, 2017.