Summer art camp available to high schoolers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists (BLUR) kicks off at Sweet Briar College on Sunday, June 19. For the sixth summer, up to 33 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will use Sweet Briar’s historic 3,250-acre campus as a coeducational artists’ retreat as they are immersed in creative writing, painting/drawing/sculpting, and filmmaking. BLUR runs for three weeks, closing on July 10.

At the start of their residency, students will declare an area of emphasis. While in residence, they will spend the majority of their time working with master instructors in that medium. Remaining class time will be devoted to other media, fostering creative processes in new aesthetic possibilities and challenges. The program encourages collaboration between students as they build their way to final projects.

Participating students can earn up to two hours of college credit. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Application deadline is April 15; a 5 percent tuition discount will be granted to participants applying before April 1. To learn more and to apply, visit .