The Oxbow Summer Art Institute, located on a picturesque campus in Napa, CA, offers students a unique blend of social, intellectual, and creative experiences. This program provides a rare chance for participants to immerse themselves in art-making in well-equipped studios with stunning views of the Napa River. Welcoming young artists of all skill levels, the Institute encourages a multidisciplinary approach to art, allowing experimentation in various media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and digital media.
Students at the Institute gain valuable exposure to contemporary art, with access to exhibitions in local museums and galleries throughout the Bay Area. The program is designed not just for skill development but also for building a comprehensive art portfolio. It culminates in a capstone final project, showcasing the students' learning and creativity. Remarkably, participants earn a full year's worth of studio art credit, accompanied by an official high school transcript from Oxbow, significantly enriching their academic and artistic profiles.
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