Western Art Academy at Schreiner University
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What is the Western Art Academy?

The western Art Academy is held annually at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. It is
a rigorous four-week program of advance art instruction designed specifically for talented high-school students. The academy offers participants the rare opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction in painting and sculpting from well-known and well-respected professional artists.

The theme of the instruction centers on western heritage since academy students are primarily the top winners of the art competitions of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition™.

Class time is divided equally between sculpting and painting. The curriculum includes classical principles of art and design through which students are encouraged to display their individual creativity.

Students work inside the studio as well as outdoors in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Subjects are drawn from their interactions with working cowboys, chuck wagon cooks, mountain men, native Americans, as well as western writers and poets.

All art supplies are provided as well as housing, meals, tuition, field trips and after-hour entertainment. Classes are held Monday through Saturday from morning through afternoon and some evenings.

In addition to vastly increasing the students' art skills and knowledge, the program also provides the opportunity to experience college life and prepare students for the future.

It is the combination of traditional studio art taught by exceptional artists, the secure environment provided by Schreiner University and the program assistants, and the length of the academy that creates a unique opportunity for young artists that cannot be found elsewhere in the United States.

Students who successfully complete the academy receive three credit hours, which is one full college course. This course is considered an elective course, and it can be transferred from Schreiner University to other universities.

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© 2012 Western Art Academy at Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. Kerrville, Texas 78028
The Western Art Academy is held on the campus of Schreiner University each summer, and is affiliated with Museum Of Western Art. The program offers college course credits
for completion of the course work. All student fees, including room and board, are funded by Houston Livestock and Rodeo and by San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.