Visual Arts Summer Camp

close up of student screen printing project

What to expect:

Creative minded high schoolers looking for an in-depth art experience will be right at home at JSU’s Visual Arts Camp. This program will give students insight into what it is like to be a college level designer and artist in the JSU Department of Art & Design. Workshops will be taught by our experienced Faculty and graduate students. The camp includes housing, meals, and supplies. The week long camp will end with an Exhibition of the students’ work in one of our 4 campus gallery spaces open to family and friends. 

Application for scholarship assistance: KNOX Scholarship Form 

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The Visual Arts Camp will consist of studio- based workshops on subjects ranging from screen printing, digital design, art history, watercolor painting, ceramics, and more. 

Monday- Thursday will be workshop days where students will create work based on college level principles of design. Students will be provided supplies for these classes, but are more than welcome to bring their own supplies if desired.

Friday the students will learn to mat and hang their work for a show in one of our on campus gallery spaces. This show will be open to family and friends.

Department of Art and Design Website

Lead Instructor

John Wippler is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Art and Design. John has his BFA in painting and his MFA in Visual Communication with an emphasis in Graphic Design. He is a lover of all things design, but his main interests include designer toys, brand identities, illustration, and game design. John specializes in a wide range of art making, but his current research and work are focused on Designer toy-making and Japanese design. If you attended the art camp previously, you may also remember John from the Screenprinting workshops!
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    Camp Coordinator Sarah Ellis tells us more about the Visual Arts GASP Camp!

  • Campers of Visual arts GASP camp 2019
  • Campers of Visual arts GASP camp 2019
  • Campers of Visual arts GASP camp 2019
  • Campers of Visual arts GASP camp 2019
  • Campers of Visual arts GASP camp 2019
  • Campers of Visual arts GASP camp 2019
  • Campers of Visual arts GASP camp 2019