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Registration begins February 1st

When: Sunday, July 8th – Friday, July 13th

Where: UNCG Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Building (527 Highland Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27402)

Who: 8th – 12th graders in the 2017-2018 academic year. However, 7th graders are allowed to join with a letter of recommendation from their school’s Art Instructor

Arts and Design Intensive Program

Advanced Drawing & Mixed Media
Animation and Time-Based Art
Graphic Design

Art Enrichment

Arts Collaboration Event
Weatherspoon Art Museum Guided Tour
Visiting Artist Talk

Grades 8 – 12, Grade Completionstudents in front of painting

Inspired high school artists are invited to participate in encouraging, diverse, and innovative arts experiences at the 2018 UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive. During the intensive program, the UNCG faculty and staff of School of Art, Media Studies, Interior Architecture Department, and Weatherspoon Art Museum work closely with students to encourage being creative as they learn and experiment with new concepts, materials, and techniques in contemporary arts and design. Students are able to create portfolio-quality artwork in a university environment that offers state-of-the-art studio facilities and resources.

The UNCG’s Summer Arts and Design Intensive offers various college-level visual art studio courses, filmmaking and interior architecture classes. Museum-based art enrichment activities, for instance, a visiting artist talk by well-known contemporary artists, Weatherspoon Art Museum guided tours, and interactive events enrich the college-level arts experiences. The intensive program concludes with a closing reception and student art show in the UNCG Gatewood Gallery for this art-entertaining week.

During the UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive, students will experience self-motivated artistic journeys to develop their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Under the exceptional leadership and guidance of the artist-faculty of the UNCG School of Art, students will flourish as potential artists.


Dr. Maria Lim, Director
UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive
527 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170
Phone: (336) 256-1091 or (336) 256-1171
Fax: 336:334.5270

Email UNCG Art Summer Intensive

Click here for the UNCG Summer Arts & Design Intensive application form

Click here for the UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive Brochure

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Future Dates for the UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive

Mark your calendar!

2019:   Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12

2020:   Sunday, July 12 through Friday, July 17

2021:   Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16

2022:   Sunday, July 10 through Friday, July 15

Click Here To Apply Online

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Download the Application. Fill it out carefully, have a parent or legal guardian sign.

Apply and pay your fees online or mail the completed application along with a $60.00 non-refundable deposit to:

UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive
Attn: Registration
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Phone: 336.256.1091 or 336.256.1171
Fax: 336.334.5270

Day Intensive Programstudent artist painting

$500 six days non-residential intensive program

Overnight Intensive Program

$600 five nights and six days residential intensive program

$60 non-refundable deposit must accompany the application

All accounts must be paid in full by June 1, 2018
All checks made out to: UNC Greensboro

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Registration Fees

$50 off for Early Bird Registration made by February 28th, 2018

Plan 1: Day Intensive Program $500 Includes 11 meals, studio instruction, art supplies, art exhibition and art enrichment activities

Plan 2: Overnight Residential Intensive Program $600 Includes 16 meals and a double occupancy dorm room for 5 nights, studio instruction, art supplies, art exhibition and art enrichment activities

$60 deposit is required to hold your place. $60 deposit will be non-refundable. All accounts must be paid in full by June 1, 2018

Cancellations and Refunds

You may cancel your application for UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive
and receive a refund, minus the non-refundable $60 registration deposit only if the request is made two weeks prior to the camp. No money will be refunded for any reason after the two-week deadline. Students arriving late for schedule or leaving early are not eligible for monetary compensation. The $60 registration deposit is not refundable for any reason. If you are placed on a Waiting List, your deposit check will be returned. Studio classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

CHECK-IN SCHEDULEstudent artist and teacher

Check-In is on Sunday, July 8, between 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All students, both day and overnight residential students, as well as their parents/guardians must report to the atrium of UNCG Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Building for check-in. Following check-in, the first day of schedule will begin. Day program only students will be dismissed at 8:30 p.m. from the atrium of Gatewood. A signed Medical Information Form is required at check-in.

Check-Out is on Friday, July 13, @5:30 p.m.

Studio Classesstudent artist painting hand

Students select one studio class for each studio session in morning, afternoon, and evening throughout the week. Students will also participate in various art enrichment activities on campus.

Morning classes (choose only one):  

  1. Advanced Drawing / Mixed Media I  
  2. Painting
  3. Photography
  4. Filmmaking I (Theory and Film Shooting)

Afternoon classes (choose only one):

  1. Open- Studio
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Animation / Time-Based Art  I
  4. Filmmaking II (Film Shooting)

Evening classes (choose only one):

  1. Open- Studio
  2. Animation / Time-Based Art II
  3. Advanced Drawing / Mixed Media II
  4. Filmmaking III (Film Screening and Editing)

Art Enrichment Program

Arts Collaboration Event
Weatherspoon Art Museum Guided Tour
Visiting Artist Talk

Closing Reception and Art Show

The public reception and student art show will be held on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the UNCG Gatewood Gallery. Beginning at 5:30 pm, students will pick up their artwork and depart from the campus.

students in computer lab using computersAt the UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive program, students will experience self-motivated artistic journeys to expand their creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Under the exceptional leadership and guidance of the artist-faculty of the UNCG School of Art, Media Studies, and Interior Architecture, students will grow as potential artists and critical visual consumers. Each studio class offers limited seats to provide intensive and vibrant instruction.

During the week, a number of program counselors, who are UNCG art education pre-service teachers provide organized supervision and assistance to help the students throughout the daily instructional schedules & recreational activities in the dorm.

While staying in the UNCG residence halls, all students will be under the careful supervision of the Art Education Staff. Experienced counselors will be living with the students during the week and will closely monitor all aspects of campus life.

All students’ meals begin with dinner on Sunday and end with dinner on Friday in the UNCG Dining Hall.

Health Care

Each student must complete a Medical Information Form, signed by parent(s) or guardian and bring it to check-in. Any illness or injury to a student will be reported to the parent at the time of incidence and the staff will escort the student to see a physician or visit a hospital. The Medical Information Form is brought by the staff escort and given to the physician. Costs resulting from a doctor visit, prescription medications, x-rays, lab work or hospital treatments are the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian.

What To Bring For All Overnight Studentsstudent artist

  1. Two bed sheets, one blanket, one pillow, one pillow case, towels, washcloth, and other personal toiletry items. (Optional: sleeping bag instead of sheets/blanket) Beds are extra-length “twin”size 36″ x 80”
  2. An alarm clock: you will need to get out of bed on time
  3. A wristwatch: you must be on time for classes & activities
  4. Casual summer clothes for studio classes
  5. Appropriate attire for Friday art exhibition & reception
  6. Label your luggage with name & address
  7. A signed Medical Information Form, and $20 key deposit (refundable) is required at check-in.
  8. Money for snacks & other personal needs

Camp Policies

  1. Cell Phone Policy
    For a variety of reasons students may have cell phones but they must be turned off and put away during studio classes and enrichment events, this means cell phones can only be out during lunch and when waiting to be picked up. Cell phones can cause distractions, which cause accidents (which we would like to avoid). We want the students to get the maximum learning experience without a distraction.
  2. Music Policy
    Music while working on artwork will be up to each instructor to decide.
  3. Bullying Policy
    Bullying is when one or more people exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another person with the intent to hurt them. Bullying happens when a person or group of people try to exercise power over another person and use this power to get their way at someone else’s expense. Bullying is hurtful regardless of what form it takes. In extreme cases, it can escalate until people are physically harmed.A student may be expelled from program without refund for any disrupting behavior that endangers or detracts from the positive art experience of other students.Our staff takes all instances of bullying seriously. We train our staff to promote good communication between students and staff so that everyone is comfortable alerting us about bullying.

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Behind the Scenes

Student Short Films