ArtForce is three-week summer program perfect for high school students interested in exploring the arts as a possible college and/or career options.

Summer Program for Teens

The summer portion of ArtForce is a three-week intensive held on the Central Indiana Ivy Tech campus and is led by professional teaching artists with Arts for Learning Indiana. Guest artists and speakers come from the broader arts community as well as Ivy Tech faculty. Participants get experience in a variety of art techniques and skills, build on their portfolios, work with other students passionate about the arts, and learn how art can be used to speak to a social issue. The summer finishes with a display of visual artwork created by the students. Upon completion of the summer intensive, students receive a stipend. Throughout the rest of the year, Arts for Learning hires previous participants to work at special events side by side with our administrative staff, or with our professional teaching artists. This past summer’s theme was “What does it mean to have Choice.” Instructors Giselle Trujillo and Hector del Campo guided participants in promoting Choice in positive ways via artistic expression.

2023 ArtForce Summer Program Information

Registration open in spring 2023!

“I knew the artists in ArtForce better than I knew my own classmates in high school, to the point that I can reach out to them to this day. Not only was it the community that impacted me, but it pushed me to pursue more with my art and understand how broad art can be rather than just drawing and painting. Thank you Arts for Learning for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of ArtForce.”

Kollin Miller, Former ArtForce Apprentice

Wall displaying multiple pieces of hand drawn and painted art

For more information about ArtForce, contact Angela Yetter at [email protected]

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