Teen Intensives

Summer studio sessions for teens

Herron's summer teen intensives are weeklong, immersive studio sessions for aspiring artists and designers. The intensives will help you focus your creative energies and experiment with new techniques in the company of other like-minded creatives.

Summer 2021 operations

Herron Community Learning Programs (CLP) is dedicated to the health and safety of its students, instructors, and employees. As a result, CLP sessions will be held entirely online this summer. The session fee includes all materials in the form of an art kit, which will be available for pick-up at Eskenazi Hall.

To ensure that all participants receive an art kit, you must register for June sessions by Monday, May 17, and for July session by Monday, June 21.

CLP will host a virtual gallery of student work every Friday at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Additional resources

  • If you have any questions, contact Es Cole at 317-278-9404 or cole10@iu.edu.
  • Visit covid.iu.edu for the most current information.

Art Portfolio Training

Learn how to create a college or university art portfolio.

With a week of training in observational and abstract art-making techniques using graphite sticks and acrylic paint, this teen intensive is designed to prepare students to apply to the Herron Pre-College program, add to their Advanced Placement art portfolio, or enrich their personal portfolio. Students will also receive instruction on documenting their work, as well as individual feedback on current work from our Herron experts.

Dates: June 7-11, 2021
Grades:
 9 through 12
Location: Online
Times: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100

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The Strange and Unusual: Painting I

Delve into odd, weird, and out of the ordinary art-making.

Explore the medium of paint as well as the strange and unusual paintings of contemporary artists Mark Ryden and Tim Burton. Build your painting and creativity skills while creating surreal self-portraits, visualize characters from the creepy regions of your dreams, and observe odd objects through still-life painting.

Dates: June 14-18, 2021
Grades:
 9 through 12
Location: Online
Times: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100

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Contemporary Pop Art: Painting II

How do artists find inspiration in mass culture and everyday objects?

Build on your creative and observational skills while studying the work of contemporary pop artists. Be inspired by Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama to create textile patterns. Create still-life paintings using everyday objects. Explore the street art of Banksy and the sculptures of Jeff Koons to inspire your own public art designs.

Dates: June 21-25, 2021
Grades:
 9 through 12
Location: Online
Times: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100

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Animated: Illustration I

Use traditional and digital techniques to animate your illustrations.

Delve into the world of animation and create hand-drawn characters, illustrations, and animations. Learn the basics of character development and storyboarding, then create flipbooks and stop-motion animations using simple techniques and materials.

This session requires the use of free downloadable apps that are not provided.

Dates: June 28 – July 2, 2021
Grades:
 9 through 12
Location: Online
Times: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100

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Original Characters: Illustration II

What is the role of characters in storytelling?

Do you love to compose characters, play games, and dream up live action role-play? Channel those interests into creating your own engaging storyline. Contribute to human history's long tradition of storytelling by creating original characters, designing your own board games, and developing cosplay experiences.

Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Grades:
 9 through 12
Location: Online
Times: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100

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Financial aid and tuition discounts

Herron provides needs-based scholarships to eligible students and families. Funds are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete our online scholarship application form.

Apply for a scholarship

Siblings and students of IUPUI employees receive a 10% discount. Contact sschool@iupui.edu for the discount code or questions about scholarships.