The Lewis Arts Studio (LAS) is a creative haven for middle school students who are interested in visual arts. It is a place where talent and friendships flourish; where curiosity and commitment is required; where portfolios are developed, but more importantly, where essential life skills are nurtured and practiced. Skills in teamwork, communication, critical thinking, problem solving and flexibility emerge as students become more sophisticated in their artistic craft and thinking.
The Lewis Arts Studio’s professional teaching artists help participants to develop their technical and conceptual art skills. Participants also benefit from enriching arts experiences such as guest speakers, cultural excursions and exhibitions.
The Lewis Arts Studio Program Includes Year-Round Activities
The Lewis Arts Studio is a year-round and multi-year program consisting of a summer intensive followed by bi-monthly Saturday sessions throughout the school year. Students may choose to remain in the program for more than one year.
Summer 4-week Intensive
Includes instruction in visual arts skills and techniques with a focus on portfolio development, field trips to art galleries/collections and cultural destinations, guest artists and speakers, and a culminating student showcase.
School Year Bi-Monthly Saturday Sessions
Continued instruction in visual arts skills and techniques with a focus on portfolio development; field trip, guest speakers and an informal student showcase. Support for application to arts magnet schools is provided to students who are interested.
Month of July, annually
SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE:
September – May, annually
Two Saturdays per month
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fall Session Dates
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Lewis Arts Studio
101 Grand Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33133
INTERVIEW FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS/GUARDIAN
Arts for Learning staff will contact program finalists to schedule a 15 minute interview with the student and parent/guardian.
The Lewis Arts Studio is a FREE program and seeks to provide quality arts programming for families who otherwise might not be able to afford to do so. Applicants with a combined annual income of $75,000 or less will be granted priority admission. However, families with a combined annual income over $75,000 may apply and also attend at no cost.
The Lewis Arts Studio is made possible through the generous support of the Jonathan D. Lewis Foundation.