CSSSA.org Visual Arts Program Profile 2010





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Published on Jul 26, 2010

The Visual Arts Program is dedicated to helping students meet the challenges of contemporary art making through assigned lessons that address critical thinking and problem-solving, the consideration of historical parallels, and the application of rigorous studio art practices. We spoke with Linda Grebmeier, chair for CSSSA 2010's Visual Arts department, who tells us a bit about the structure of the program. Then we visited Jessica Rath's sculpture class and and checked in with some students in their second week.

The California State Summer School for the Arts [CSSSA] is an immersive 4-week summer program for artistically gifted and talented high school students who aspire to careers in arts and entertainment. Since its first session in 1986, CSSSA has nurtured students in disciplines such as visual arts, film & video, theatre, animation, music, creative writing and dance, with ample opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. It takes place each July on the California Institute for the Arts [CalArts] campus in Santa Clarita, CA. Some of CSSSA's most noted alumni include James Franco and Zac Efron. For more information, please visit www.csssa.org.

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