AUBURN – Timothy Stokes of Auburn, a student at Lewiston High School, was awarded a full-tuition, room and board scholarship to attend the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer seminar program. Stokes attended it July 3 to 16.

The summer seminar, held on the campus of the Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo., is a national program designed as an art institute, offering an intensive visual art studio program for gifted high school juniors.

Three two-week sessions were held from June 5 to July 16, with 21 students attending the first session and 20 the second and third sessions. The 61 participants were selected by a jury, which reviewed hundreds of applications. The jury selected the participants from slides of original work and a written recommendation from a high school art teacher.

Artists serve as the primary instructors. The artists provide instruction, giving specific problems to solve and assignments to complete.

The seminar allows students to gain a stronger foundation of skills and understanding of the visual arts through experiencing college-level drawing and painting classes in group studio setting.

Sessions concerning careers in art, the development of a portfolio and small group discussions are included.

Students also have a full schedule of evening and weekend activities.

Trips are planned to draw and paint in the mountains at Colorado College Baca campus, visit area museums and sightsee in the Pike’s Peak area.

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