University of Akron Seeks Applicants for Free Pre-College Summer Art Program

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron is accepting applications for Make it at Myers, its free pre-college art program at Myers School of Art this summer.

The two-week in-person program is open to second- and third-year high school students with an interest in art and design. The program shows how the university works in all disciplines and includes open studios in the fields of ceramics, photography, painting/drawing, maker lab and graphic design. Several excursions to area museums and galleries are also included in the experience.

Throughout the program, participants will work with art school faculty and staff to create a personal narrative while gaining a better understanding of the art and design school. Participants’ final work will be featured in an exhibition at Folk Hall on the final day, open to family and friends.

The program is scheduled for June 13-24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To apply, students must submit the following three items:

Letters of recommendation should be emailed to [email protected] and should include the subject line “Do it at Myers 2022 reference”. The student’s full name must be included in the body of the email. The deadline to apply and submit a letter of recommendation is Friday, May 20.

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Kayleen C. Rice