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School of Art at Syracuse University

College of Visual and Performing Arts offers rigorous and multi-faceted learning experiences that prepare student-artists for professional and entrepreneurial careers. Come see for yourself!

I invite you and any visual arts teachers at your school to attend an exciting day of art workshops for high school students and art teachers!! Please also feel free to extend this invitation to any juniors or seniors that you feel might benefit from this opportunity.

Saturday, December 10th

12:00 - 5:00pm

Comstock Art Building

1055 Comstock Avenue, Syracuse NY 13244.
ComArt is the building next to SU's Carmelo K. Anthony Center.

This event will offer the opportunity to meet faculty from SU:VPA School of Art, speak with current students in our programs, explore and experience the amazing Comstock Art Building Facilities, make a piece of art, learn about our programs of study, and have lots of fun!

Workshop choices include:

Screen printing - with Holly Greenberg

RAKU firing - with Errol Willet

Sustainable mold making - with Tom Hall

Jewelry and metalsmithing - with Barbara Walter

Assemblage; repurposing materials - with Andrew Havenhand


12 p.m. Welcome from Stephanie James, Director of the School of Art

(sandwich lunch provided)

12:15 p.m. Current issues in Art Education - Dr Sharif Bey

12:45 p.m. Introduction to studying Art - LaNia Roberts, current student

1 p.m. Workshops begin

4:30 p.m. Reception and exhibition of work made in the workshops

If you and/or art teachers from your high school would like to attend, please RSVP no later than December 5 by emailing (enter "Art Workshops RSVP" in the subject line).

In your email, please include the following:

  • Name
  • Email and phone number
  • School where you teach
  • Your first and second choice workshop
  • Any dietary restrictions or concerns for the sandwich lunch

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email or by phone at 315-443-2769.

We hope to see you for this very special event!


Jenny Saluti
Director, Office of Recruitment and Admissions
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse University

Penn State University - big news!

We're pleased to announce our newest partnership with Penn State University. Ranked among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, Penn State is the ideal location for a pre-college summer program, combining academic rigor with a vibrant campus life.

Program highlights:

  • For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
  • Program options
    • June 25-July 14 (3 weeks)
    • July 16-29 (2 weeks)
  • Enrichment courses (non-credit)
    • Business
    • Computer Science
    • Sports Management
    • SAT Preparation
    • Sociology
    • Crime Scene Investigation
    • Law & Government
    • Mathematics
    • Public Speaking & Debate
    • Study Skills
    • Writing & Literature
  • Specialty Institutes
    • Business & Entrepreneurship
    • Psychology
    • Anthropology
    • Skills for College Success

More information and application details coming to our website soon.

Sound interesting? Call us at 516-621-3939 or email us at today.

Renzulli Discovery Programs for gifted middle school students

Renzulli Discovery Programs empower participants from across the globe to become the world’s next generation of problem solvers and leaders. The program is designed to stimulate maximum levels of creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurship. Unlike traditional gifted and talented or academic programs, Renzulli Discovery Programs develops advanced cognitive skills and a creative and investigative mindset.

Program highlights:

  • For gifted students completing grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Locations
    • YALE - dates to be announced
    • UCLA - June 25-July14 (3 weeks)
    • GEORGETOWN - July 2-21 (3 weeks)
  • Instructional Areas:
    • STEM
    • Business & Entrepreneurship
    • Humanities
    • Creative/Performing Arts
  • Students work in interdisciplinary teams using a project-based approach to solve real life problems related to their personal interests.

"Our goal is to help each child find his or her diverse gift within the entire range of human potentialities, whether that gift be academic, artistic, practical, or dedicated to improving human relations..."

-Dr. Joseph Renzulli, leader and pioneer in the gifted and talented education field

Sound interesting? Call us at 516-621-3939 or email us at today.

Want to learn about other middle school programs? See our Jr. Discovery programs at UCLA & Georgetown