This innovative program brings together high school students from throughout Western New York. Through an application process students from various schools, backgrounds and interests are selected to participate in a series of workshops that focus on a number of art forms, specifically the visual, literary and performing arts.

Visual Arts
Participants will be introduced to a number of different genres of visual art such as painting, photography and sculpture and discover their unique skills and talents as they take part in visual arts lessons taught by a professional teacher and artist.

Literary Arts
Led by professional teaching artists students will learn the creative writing process through writing activities that focus on different genres such as play and monologue writing and begin to make the connection between images and text.

Performing Arts
Participants will take part in acting exercises that focus on character creation through the use of voice and movement. They may also explore the areas of music and dance through various exercises and work with professional artists.

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