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What is the Western Art Academy?
The Western Art Academy is an intense four-week immersion of advanced art instruction. It is designed specifically for talented students. Organized under the direction of The Museum of Western Art, in Kerrville, Texas, it offers students the rare opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction in painting and sculpting from well-known and respected professional artists. The academy is a collaboration between the Museum Of Western Art and Schreiner University which 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.

What can students expect in the classroom?
Class time is divided evenly between sculpting and painting. The curriculum includes proven principles of art and design through which students are encouraged to display their individual creativity. Students work with the benefit of live models in the classroom, and all art supplies are provided. Highly talented instructors know how to inspire and motivate.

What about time spent away from the classroom?

Through special field trips, students meet 'real-world' artists who apply their talents in business, industry, and fine art. Weather permitting, students do 'plein air' painting at a nearby ranch or park. Evenings and weekends -- it's time for a break! -- including pizza, swimming, hiking, movies and more. 

It's Not Just About Art -- It's About Attitude!

In only four weeks, students develop confidence not only in their art, but also in themselves. Many youngsters have expressed it as "a life-changing experience" -- one that brings tremendous personal growth. In addition, most students make friendships that last a lifetime.

Western Art Academy Program Objectives

An in-depth instruction in anatomy, color, and composition, through hands-on training in sculpting and painting.

 --To assist individual students to achieve greater artistic skill and creative insight.

 --To promote a practical understanding of skills needed to achieve a career as a successful artist in today's world.

 --To acquaint students with the history of American Western Art, including the impact of Western artists most influential in the field.

 --To encourage each student's growth through personal responsibility and self-discipline.

 --To turn the dream of becoming an artist into a practical and achievable goal -- one that can become a reality!

Western Art Academy Student
Western Art Academy Student
Western Art Academy Student
Western Art Academy Student



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