ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Summer Arts Academy is a series of one week classes that will provide a creative and innovative stepping stone for artistically inclined Oklahoma students grades 7-8 in the following visual art disciplines:
Classes will be held at the Hardesty Arts Center in the middle of downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Fondly referred to as AHHA, the Hardesty Arts Center provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities while just a few steps from the doors of surrounding galleries and museums. Students will learn from professional Teaching Artists.
July 28 – August 1
*All sessions will last from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a lunch break. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch.
DEADLINES & FEES
Art Review: You will be contacted to schedule an in-person, 15-minute art review.
Tuition: $250 per session. Some scholarships are available.
MEET THE TEACHING ARTISTS
Disciplines: Printmaking and Photography
Like many other Texans I wasn’t actually born there, but it’s where I grew up so it feels like home, even if I don’t live there anymore. In many ways it’s more fun to be a Texan away from home than it is to live there and endure the blistering heat while being devoured by fire ants. I returned to Oklahoma to attend the University of Tulsa, where I completed an undergraduate degree in printmaking. After I graduated, I worked for several years as a teacher, both in the United States and for many years in Japan.
Art and family brought me back from Japan, and the University of Tulsa and the Ben Henneke Research Fellowship made it possible for me to work on my master’s degree while being closer to my parents. Art is something I have to do, the only way in which I can translate the stream of thoughts and impulses I experience into the physical world, the only way in which I can communicate.
White Flight in Silicon Valley
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- By most measures, Monta Vista High here and Lynbrook High, in nearby San Jose, are among the nation's top public high schools. Both boast stellar test scores, an array of advanced-placement classes and a track record of sending graduates from the affluent suburbs of Silicon Valley to prestigious colleges.
But locally, they're also known for something else: white flight. Over the past 10 years, the proportion of white students at Lynbrook has fallen by nearly half, to 25% of the student body. At Monta Vista, white students make up less than one-third of the population, down from 45% -- this in a town that's half white