Spring Programs

Get creative at Herron this spring

Spring art camps and teen classes are weeklong programs designed for a range of ages and aptitudes. Spring programs for youth meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Teen classes meet for half- or full-day sessions.

Siblings receive a 10% tuition discount, as well as IUPUI employees. Email sschool@iupui.edu for the employee discount code.

Spring Art Studio

How are artists inspired by wind power to help create works of art?

Welcome the windy weather by constructing giant art forms that fly, spin, and dance across the spacious galleries of Herron's Eskenazi Fine Arts Center. Campers will focus on creating a culminating exhibition of work and collaborate with Herron artists on building kinetic sculptures, clay creatures, and life-sized paintings. Participants will learn how to control various media and install their very own art show, as well as learn ways of talking and thinking about art.

Dates: March 23-27, 2020
Grades: 1 through 3
Location: Eskenazi Fine Arts Center
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $300

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Inside Out: Investigators of the Unseen

What can you learn about yourself and the world using optical lenses and observation?

Welcome the change in weather with an exciting and creative week of art-making. This weeklong camp will have students investigating the world around them using microscopic and telescopic lenses. Students will create artwork inspired by the unseen, like plant and animal cellular structures. Throughout the week, campers will be asked to think about the external and internal structures of buildings, the human body, computers, and animal habitats. Alongside these investigations, students will get their hands on paint, clay, and other media while exploring ways to talk and think about art and learning how to install their very own art show.

Dates: March 23-27, 2020
Grades: 4 through 5
Location: Eskenazi Fine Arts Center
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $300

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Planet eARTh: A Drawing Intensive

What do your spine and a tree branch have in common visually?

Contemplate the similarities between humans and the natural world in this indoor/outdoor drawing adventure. Students will explore unusual mark-making techniques as they create charcoal drawings using tools found in nature, such as branches, leaves, and rocks. They will also create drawings inspired by patterns found in human tissue samples and aerial photographs. Students who wish to engage further may enroll in the afternoon illustration intensive. Receive a $50 discount when you sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions.

Dates: March 30 – April 3, 2020
Grades: 6 through 8
Location: Eskenazi Fine Arts Center
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $160

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Eerie Illustrations: An Illustration Intensive

What creatures from your imagination can you bring to life on paper?

Crawl through the grimy and disturbingly eerie world of artists H.R. Giger and Edward Gorey in this illustration intensive. Students will illustrate their own spooky story, study Pop Surrealist artworks, and develop digital renderings of their own creepy creatures. Paired with the morning drawing intensive, this session will create a strong foundation for the budding illustrator's path as an artist. Receive a $50 discount when you sign up for both morning and afternoon intensives.

Dates: March 30 – April 3, 2020
Grades: 6 through 8
Location: Eskenazi Fine Arts Center
Times: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $160

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Pre-College Spring Preview

What is it like to be a Herron student?

This spring, high schoolers who are interested in pursuing an art and design education are invited to experience an abridged version of Herron's first-year foundation studies—while our undergraduate and graduate classes are underway. Modeled after our summer pre-college program, students will examine big questions and focus on the artistic process, developing new strategies for generating ideas and nurturing their own creative voice. This session will begin by examining how exhibiting artists Tsherin Sherpa and Beatriz Vasquez wrestle with identity in their artwork, which will be on view in the school's galleries, and end with further exploring the theme in Herron's spacious studios through painting, illustration, and paper construction.

Dates: March 30 – April 3, 2020
Grades: 9 through 12
Location: Eskenazi Hall
Times: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $160

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Kathy and Dan Cunningham