Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will recognize those students who have completed 2011 Pre-College Program with a reception and exhibit on Friday, July 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery. Paintings, drawings and sculpture by the program's fine art students will be on display, with a premiere screening of the film students' short film, "Agoraphobia," set for 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins theater. Admission is free and open to the public.
Watkins' Pre-College Program, presented through the Community Education department and now in its second year, is an innovative three-week intensive summer study for highly-motivated high school students to experience the life and culture of art college.
Students choose between two tracks of study, in Film or Fine Arts, and within those tracks five concentrations are offered: Film Production, Film Editing, Drawing/Painting, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography.
For more information, visit our Community Education site.
Special thanks to the Memorial Foundation for providing funding for this program.
And in related exciting news, the program's Fine Art students have been invited to display their work at the Hillsboro Village Artwalk on Thursday, August 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Hawaiian Luau-themed event (open to the public) features a DJ and limbo contest, plus Craftville will offer two Hawaiian lei-making workshops, at Clothing Xchange and at A Village of Flowers. Visit the event page on Facebook for more details.