Summer Visual Arts Academy is open to all elementary students

Posted on April 20, 2015

The 2015 Summer Visual Arts Academy is offered to all P-H-M elementary students – at no charge!

The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame and Penn-Harris-Madison are teaming up to offer an extraordinary week-long summer learning experience for our students! This exciting 2015 Visual Arts Academy will integrate art history, art production, and writing into a week-long, intensive and enriching learning experience that will challenge children to “think outside of the box.” Students will create works of art inspired by pieces in the Snite Museum’s collection as well as learn about museum objects through tours, reading and writing. A highlight will be a field trip to the Snite Museum of Art that all students will take, one day of the week.

P-H-M teachers, the Snite Museum's Curator of Education, and an Artist-in-Residence will lead this learning experience! Click here to watch the Visual Arts Academy video.

Each five-day session is designed for a single grade level so children will interact with those of the same age, and the material and activities will be developmentally appropriate.

The Academy hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Here are the scheduled dates for each grade level:

Kindergarten: June 8 – June 12, 2015

2nd Graders: June 15 – June 19, 2015

4th Graders: June 22 – June 26, 2015

1st Graders: July 6 – July 10, 2015

3rd Graders: July 13 – July 17, 2015

5th Graders: July 20 – July 24, 2015

The 2015 Visual Arts Academy will be held at Penn High School. Families are to provide daily transportation to and from Penn High School. Enter through Door C.

On the day of the field trip, P-H-M will provide school bus transportation from Penn to the Snite Museum and back to school before parent pick-up.


Registration for the Visual Arts Academy is now closed. If you have questions about your child's attendance, please contact the P-H-M Learning Division at 258-9588. 


Last Modified April 16, 2019