SADI 2024 Cover Photo

Applications for Summer Arts and Design Intensive 2024 will open on February 28.

Summer Arts and Design Intensive logo 24The School of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is excited to announce the 11th year of the Summer Arts and Design Intensive program. This summer, we will be offering a one-week-long residential art program that will accept up to 100 young artists. The studio program will cover various art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and animation.

The student artists participating in the 2024 Summer Arts and Design Intensive will be mentored by the artist faculty of the UNCG School of Art. Furthermore, the SADI staff will include experienced art educators, professional artists, and UNCG art education preservice teachers, all of whom will collaborate to provide top-notch guidance to each student and help them embark on a distinctive creative path.

During SADI, students can participate in faculty-led studio sessions, which combine traditional techniques with contemporary experimentation to help them reach their full potential. Additionally, there will be enrichment activities such as artist talks, visits to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and a career seminar related to the arts. As a longstanding tradition, SADI concludes with a student art exhibition at the Gatewood Gallery in the School of Art building. This exhibition is open to campers, their families, and friends on Friday afternoon, the last day of camp.

The application process for the UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive is entirely online this year. If you are a parent or guardian applying for your child, please note that the application must be completed by you. Also, please be aware that only a laptop or desktop computer can be used to complete the registration. Once you’ve submitted the application, it will take two weeks for the process to be completed. You’ll know that the registration is complete once you receive a confirmation email.

Our 11th-year SADI Camp!!!

  • Currently accepting grades 8 through 12
  • Grade Level is determined by the 2023–2024 school year
  • Online application period for summer 2024 will open February 28

SADI 2023 Gallery on YouTube!

Apply online now!


  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media & Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography & Editing
  • Introduction to Animation


  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Storytelling in Animation
  • Advanced Photography  & Editing

The SADI staff and UNCG preservice art teachers provide supervision to independent student artists during open studio sessions and assist them with their projects.

SADI Gallery 2

The UNCG School of Art is excited to announce the return of the Summer Arts and Design Intensive in 2024, which is considered one of the most innovative visual art camps in North Carolina and beyond. This summer, we will be offering college-level studio classes and art enrichment events on the UNCG campus. We can’t wait to welcome you to this exciting program!

Attention to all high school artists with a passion for art: You are invited to join the UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive, where you will have the opportunity to engage in diverse and groundbreaking visual art experiences. During this one-week program, you will work alongside the UNCG School of Art faculty, art education staff, and Weatherspoon Art Museum to create portfolio-quality artwork for the final exhibition. The program offers a creative and productive environment where you can explore and experiment with new media, concepts, and techniques. You will receive diligent instruction, engage with the creative community, and utilize a wide range of professional art resources. The final exhibition will showcase the inspiring outcomes and artistic journeys of all participants.

Apply online now!


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