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
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!