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High School Teen Summer Art Immersion 2023


JUNE 26th - JULY 28th

Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm*

(with a one-hour lunch break at 1pm)

This 5-week program includes all supplies and costs - $1,950

*Note: Week 2 only meets July 5th, 6th, 7th

Please read our health and safety guidelines provided below before registering

This five-week program is for motivated and passionate high school artists who are interested in building their drawing and painting skills, learning some printmaking and mixed media processes, and finishing up with a very personal final project.

Students will work from live models and other classroom set-ups, as well as the outdoors when weather permits. Observational work will be the focus, but some work from imagination and memory will also be encouraged to tell personal stories. Each week builds on the previous week and skills are cumulative. The work of master and contemporary artists will be introduced each day.

All art supplies are provided. All students need to bring is a large portfolio (can be a cardboard portfolio) for artwork, and enthusiasm for making lots of art. 

WSS is just a short walk from the Dupont Circle Red Line Metro Station.

Limited needs-based scholarships are available. Applications are due April 21st. Please refer to our Work Study & Scholarship webpage for details.

Program Schedule


Work Time: 11am - 1pm

Lunch Break: 1pm - 2pm (students may bring lunch or walk to nearby carry-out places)

Work Time: 2pm - 5pm



Week 1:  Observational Drawing

Week 2:  Using a Sketchbook for Information Gathering and Research

Week 3:  Printmaking with the Press

Week 4:  Painting

Week 5:  Final Project

*the Weekly Schedule may be subject to minor modification 

Refund Policy

Due to the limited space in this program, registration is final and no refunds or withdrawals will be allowed except under special circumstances as listed on our policies and resource page.

Please contact with questions