Summer Art Studio: June 17-22, 2018
Rising 9th – 12th Grade
Summer Art Studio offers an engaging program for rising 9th – 12th grade students who want to pursue excellence in artwork. Students will get hands on experience in Drawing, Painting, Clay, Printmaking, and Photography. Workshops are taught by Auburn University faculty, comprised of artists and creative professionals and each workshop is designed to give students solid foundational skills and college-level art and design training that will support their artistic development and portfolio. The week culminates with an art exhibition featuring work created during camp.
Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.
Campers will spend majority of their instructional time in Biggin Hall. This is one of the campus’ few midcentury modern buildings and boasts four floors of light-filled studios, classrooms, and exhibition spaces. The building houses the Department of Art & Art History’s art history, drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking areas.
Allyson Comstock is an artist and studio faculty member. Comstock holds a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Occidental College and Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. Following graduate school, she studied Japanese papermaking at Pyramid Atlantic in Washington D.C. with Yoichi Fujimori, the proprietor of the Fuji Paper Mill, in Tokoshima, Japan.
Working primarily in handmade paper to create 2-dimensional artworks and in mixed media to create sculptural installations, Comstock explores ideas related to the natural world such as the ecological issues and the healing properties of nature. Her work has been shown in solo and invitational exhibitions, including shows at the Welch School Galleries at Georgia State University, The Wiregrass Museum, the Ohio Craft Museum, the Delaware Contemporary Art Center, Kiang Gallery in Atlanta, and Blue Spiral I Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Mobile Museum of Art and the corporate collections of Sutherland, Asbill and Brenan and Wheat First Securities.
Comstock was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist and Writers Program in 2013 and spent two months living and drawing in Antarctica. She was fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Women's Studio Workshop in New York and she was artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation and the Hambidge Center.
Registration for camp will open on December 1, 2017. Want to know exactly when camps open? Sign-up for our e-mail updates today!
CAMP FEE: $800 and includes:
- On campus housing
- All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
- Program instruction, materials and equipment
- Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
- Recreational activities
Enrollment is limited to 30 students, so register early!
If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:
- A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
- A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
- No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.
Last Updated: November 17, 2017