OICA to offer summer art program

This summer, high school students and recent graduates can participate in a summer art program at Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts. The three-week program is designed for students who are interested in pursing a degree in art.

“Students will be able to experience what a college level art class is all about,” said Jeff Marley, the fine arts coordinator at OICA. “Our goal is to help the students develop their skills and build a portfolio for college admissions. In the process, students will be able to explore printmaking, drawing and sculpture in our studios.”

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 11-29. The deadline for registration is May 31. Pick up an application at the Oconaluftee Institute or any Southwestern Community College center, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cost is $50 per student, with aid available based on need. The program is made possible, in part, by funding from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.

The OICA is located on U.S. 19 North, behind Tribal Bingo in Cherokee.

828.497.3945 or www.southwesterncc.edu/finearts.

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