High school students from across the country can channel their creative energies into a Design Camp offered again this summer by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.
Three week-long sessions are planned for this June in Fayetteville, Hot Springs and Little Rock, and online registration is now available.
The school’s Design Camp began in 2010 as a way to teach young students the concepts of architecture and design, and what those look like as professions. Over the years, the camp has grown more popular, and it has evolved into extended hours, more locations, overnight stays and more challenging design projects.
Each Design Camp session incorporates the three disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design and offers projects that include all three areas of design. Students going into 9 through 12 grades have the chance to be exposed to new ideas, gain new perspectives and learn new skills, such as sketching and approaching ideas from new angles.
The three camp sessions will be held from June 13-17 on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville; from June 20-24 at Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock and from June 27 to July 1 at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.
Each area of design has inspired a camp location: Hot Springs focuses more on landscape architecture, Little Rock focuses on the urban aspects of design, and Fayetteville offers the perspective of design on campus and in various areas of the community.
The newest additions to the Fayetteville camp this year include a residential option and an advanced level of instruction for returning students or those more experienced in art and design.
Camp costs are $300 for early bird registration by April 15, then $350 for regular registration by May 27. The overnight option in Fayetteville costs an additional $300. Need-based scholarships are available. Details are available on the Design Camp page on the school’s website. To sign up for camp and register, click HERE.