The award-winning CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), a co-curricular program of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), offers free, after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 6-18 in every discipline taught at CalArts. Programs are offered at public schools, community centers and social service agencies, covering a thousand square mile radius across Los Angeles County. With classes led by a teaching corps of accomplished CalArts faculty, alumni and student instructors, CAP participants learn to create original works of art and to experiment with prevailing conventions of artistic expression. CAP’s success has served as a model for other arts education organizations locally and nationally. And the program has received numerous honors, including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which recognizes effective programs that foster the creative and intellectual development of America’s children.
Designed for high school students in grades 10, 11, 12 or graduating in June 2014, CAP Summer Arts Program (CAPSA) is a tuition-free three week intensive arts program. A wide selection of classes are offered including: Animation, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Photography, Theater and the Visual Arts. Each workshop is led by the world-renowned faculty of CalArts and CalArts student instructors who introduce CAPSA participants to the studio environment and provide guidance in creating original works of art. Participants also visit some of Los Angeles' most prominent arts institutions, attend talks with visiting artists, learn about college applications and financial aid programs, and exhibit or perform their work in a culmination festival for family and friends!
CAPSA begins on June 23, 2014 through July 12, 2014.
Please note: All program details are subject to change.