Although the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program enriches arts lovers of all skill levels and ages, its Teens & Kids offerings are distinct from the Summer Program's Adult and Family portions.
The High School Art Intensives provide focused, hands-on learning experiences in all arts disciplines. In a supportive environment that is as relaxed as any summer camp, students immerse themselves in their chosen arts outlet. High School programs nurture passion and talent and help channel the creative spirit into a foundation for continued study. Instructors work with students of all levels of ability and experience to build skills and confidence, emphasizing achievement and educational and personal values. Students may enroll in one course per session on which to base their specialized study.
Courses in the following areas are offered:
- Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry
- Fashion & InterArts
- Film, Digital Media, & Sound
- Music : Classical, Jazz, Vocal Performance, Piano, Songwriting
- Theatre & Musical Theatre
- Visual Arts: Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Jewelry and Photography
Counselors organize evening and weekend activities that include dances, game nights, art playgrounds, pool parties, talent shows, and field games. Students can take part in these activities depending upon the scheduled requirements of their art courses. Students are occasionally required to attend student and faculty performances.