Elevate Your Art: Join Our High School Summer Programming

High School Summer Programming

Elevate Your Art: Join Our High School Summer Programming

As summer approaches, the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and the temptation to kick back and relax becomes irresistible. But what if instead of spending your summer days lounging around, you could use this time to enhance your skills and pursue your passion for art and photography? At Atelier School Of Art, we believe that summer is the perfect opportunity for high school students to elevate their art and unleash their creativity through our high school summer programming.

Photography Workshops:

Photography workshops are like stepping stones into the mesmerizing world of capturing moments and telling stories through images. Think of it as a fun and interactive crash course where you get to unlock the secrets behind taking stunning photos. Led by renowned instructor Susan Lucas, these workshops offer a remarkable opportunity to learn from one of the most successful figures in the field. With Susan’s guidance, students will delve into the basics of photography, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the craft. Additionally, participants will learn essential photo editing skills using Photoshop and explore techniques for photographing their personal artwork for college admissions using SlideRoom.

Furthermore, both intensives will culminate in a high school exhibition on July 26th at Atelier, providing students with a platform to showcase their newfound skills and creativity.

You’ll learn how to play with light, adjust your camera settings, and frame your shots to create captivating images that pop. It’s not just about clicking buttons and hoping for the best – it’s about mastering the art of storytelling through your lens. Plus, you’ll get to explore different techniques and styles, from portrait photography to landscape shots, so you can find your own unique voice as a photographer.

But it’s not all technical stuff. These workshops are also a great opportunity to meet other aspiring photographers, share tips and tricks, and geek out over your favorite camera gear. It’s like joining a little photography community where everyone is there to support and inspire each other.

And the best part? You don’t need fancy equipment or years of experience to join in. Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve been snapping photos for years, there’s something for everyone in a photography workshop. So why not grab your camera (or smartphone) and dive into the wonderful world of photography? Who knows, you might just discover a new passion that’ll stick with you for life.

Portfolio Intensive Workshops:

Calling all high school art students with aspirations of attending top-tier art colleges! Our portfolio intensive workshops are tailor-made to help you curate an impressive portfolio that will make you stand out in the competitive world of college admissions. Led by esteemed instructor , Susan Lucas, these workshops provide a unique opportunity to receive personalized guidance in figure drawing, observational drawing, anatomy, and oil painting.

Think of our portfolio intensive workshops as turbo-charged boot camps designed to elevate your art and photography skills to new heights. It’s an intensive deep dive into crafting a portfolio that showcases your talent and creativity in the most captivating way possible. Whether you’re aiming for acceptance into prestigious art schools or aiming to dazzle potential clients, our workshops are here to support your journey.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn invaluable techniques for selecting and arranging portfolio pieces that captivate attention and leave a lasting impression. Our instructors will provide hands-on guidance every step of the way, ensuring your portfolio tells a compelling story and reflects your artistic vision.

But it doesn’t stop there. Our workshops also focus on nurturing your artistic identity and refining your unique style. You’ll learn to critique your own work, identify strengths and weaknesses, and push yourself to excel as an artist or photographer.

Plus, you’ll be surrounded by peers who share your passion for art and photography. Together, you’ll brainstorm ideas, offer constructive feedback, and motivate each other towards achieving your goals. It’s a supportive and collaborative environment that fosters creativity and growth.

Portfolio intensive workshops provide the ideal platform to hone your skills, showcase your talent, and embark on your creative journey with confidence.

Benefits of High School Summer Programming:

Participating in high school summer programming can be an enriching and transformative experience for students. Here are some key benefits of engaging in these programs:

  • Academic Enrichment: High school summer programs offer a chance for students to delve deeper into subjects they’re passionate about or explore new academic interests. Whether it’s advanced math courses, writing workshops, or science camps, these programs provide opportunities for intellectual growth and learning beyond the regular school year curriculum.
  • College Preparation: Many high school summer programs are designed to help students prepare for the college application process. These programs may offer SAT or ACT prep courses, college essay writing workshops, or guidance on building a strong extracurricular profile. By participating in these programs, students can gain valuable insights and resources to help them navigate the college admissions journey with confidence.
  • Skill Development: Summer programs often focus on developing specific skills or talents, such as leadership, public speaking, or artistic abilities. These hands-on learning experiences allow students to sharpen their skills in a supportive and engaging environment, setting them up for success in both academic and professional settings.
  • Personal Growth: Beyond academic and professional development, high school summer programs can foster personal growth and self-discovery. Through challenging coursework, teamwork activities, and immersive experiences, students have the opportunity to build resilience, confidence, and a sense of identity. These programs encourage students to step outside their comfort zones, embrace new challenges, and develop important life skills.
  • Networking Opportunities: Summer programs bring together students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, providing valuable networking opportunities. By connecting with peers who share similar interests and goals, students can form meaningful relationships, collaborate on projects, and build a supportive community. These connections can extend beyond the summer program and provide a valuable network of support throughout high school and beyond.
  • Exploring Career Paths: For students who are unsure about their future career paths, high school summer programs can be a valuable opportunity to explore different fields and industries. Whether it’s through internships, job shadowing experiences, or industry-specific workshops, these programs allow students to gain insight into various career options and make informed decisions about their future.

Atelier School Of Art’s High School Summer Programming:

Atelier School Of Art is proud to be a premier destination for high school students seeking to elevate their art and photography skills during the summer months. With a diverse range of workshops tailored to their interests and aspirations, we strive to provide students with the tools, resources, and inspiration they need to take their art to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore your creative potential or a seasoned artist looking to refine your skills, there’s something for everyone at Atelier School Of Art’s high school summer programming.


Don’t let the summer pass you by without taking advantage of the opportunities offered by Atelier School Of Art’s high school summer programming. Whether you’re passionate about photography, painting, or any other form of artistic expression, our workshops are designed to help you elevate your art, expand your skills, and prepare for your artistic journey ahead. Join us this summer and unleash your creativity like never before!