2016-2017 Young Artists' Academy applications are coming this April.
The Young Artists’ Academy is an organization for students dedicated to the study and practice of the visual arts. This select group of artists develops ideas and philosophies of visual arts through a variety of creative projects and community events. Students in this program enrich their portfolios and resumes, meet local artists and explore careers in the visual arts. Students participate in critiques that encourage them to learn about the different view points in art. This is an organization for students who can be mature about subject matter and who want to work hard to advance their understanding of the visual arts.
The Young Artists' Deck of Cards Project is a unique fundraiser. Each student designed 3 - 4 cards from the deck. Together the students came together, and printed 800 limited edition Deck of Cards. Less than 400 decks are available. Decks are $10 each and can be found at these locations on Main Street: Kimball Art Center, Lululemon and Gallery Mar. Cards can also be found at the Samak Smoke House on Mirror Lake Highway, and Artique in Kamas. Shop local and support local youth and the visual arts. All proceeds benifit the Young Artists' Academy directly and keep this program free for the 15 selected students.
On behalf of the Young Artists' Academy students, we want to Thank Gallery Mar for hosting the Deck of Cards opening event. Thank you for supporting us and our creativity! All proceeds from sales of YAA artwork and decks of cards will benefit the YAA program directly.
What people are saying about the Young Artists’ Academy:
"I loved all of the opportunities that I was given to meet artists, sell my work and volunteer over the 3 years I was in the Young Artists’ Academy. Without it, I wouldn't have the experience that I can apply towards a job. I also wouldn't have the professionalism and connections that separates me from and makes me ahead of my peers right now. Being part of the YAA definitely helped be decide to pursue a Visual Arts Major and provided me the confidence and direction needed to excel. I love the YAA and am still involved and support the Kimball Art Center."
- Ali Mitchell, YAA Graduate 2012, University of Utah Fine Arts Major.
What's Going on in the Academy?
Currently the Young Artists' Academy is working on a project in conjunction with the Park City Film Series. Students will be designing custom designed and one-of-a-kind popcorn bowls for the Film Series fundraiser.
Congratulations to Zane Dekoff on his graduation from the Winter Sports School.
Congratulations to Gracie Kilbourn on her nomination to represent Park City High School in the Visual Art field for the Sterling Scholar.