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Summer course introduces high school students to college-level art

July 27, 2017

During the Art Department's one-week "Summer Studio: Introduction to College Art" course for high school artists, students experimented with woodcut relief and flameworking, with instruction provided by master of fine arts students Teddy Benson and Heather Sutherland.

The Art Department is housed within UW-Madison’s School of Education.

The high school artists took museum field trips, campus tours, made studio visits with art faculty, interviewed a glass scientist in the Chemistry Department, learned basic exhibition skills, installed their work in Gallery 7 and hosted an Open House for parents, friends, and faculty. 

Since the Art Department offered the course for credit, all students also established a permanent UW-Madison transcript record.

The Art Department thanks alumna Helen Burish for her enthusiastic support for and generous donation to this program, which funded $200 scholarships for each of the students and covered all supply costs.

Summer Art Studio
Students in the Summer Studio course critique their collaborative glass installation, which was
on display in the Humanities Gallery 7 for the Open House.

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