EMERGE | Young Artists Program

Join the EMERGE Young Artists Program to explore your passion for visual arts.

Program Description

The EMERGE Young Artists Program is a six-week pilot program with a vision to provide supplementary visual arts education centered around both mentorship and active art-making. The ultimate goal of EMERGE is to offer year-round, high-quality, skill-development art classes to teens to support and augment visual arts training in public school classrooms. 


WHEN: February 12 – March 28, 2019 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



  1. Analysis of Form • Fundamentals of design • Sketchbook practices • Perspective and constructing spaces
  2. Observational Drawing • From life, still life, on-location, exterior, interior and invented spaces
  3. Life Drawing • From model (non-nude) and from reference
  4. Painting • Fundamentals in oil, acrylic, and water- based media
  5. Professional Practice • Learn how to properly install and market an art exhibition

OBJECTIVES: Students will develop a strong understanding of the foundations of art. Using a solid drawing and design base, students can use their skill set to approach any type of media to explore and pursue other forms of art. Students will leave the program with a professional-level portfolio of documented works to use for college applications or exhibition submissions.


CONCLUSION: The EMERGE Young Artists Program will conclude with an exhibition, printed catalog, and reception to honor and recognize the students’ hard work and talent.


Art Room Exhibition Tentative Schedule: On View: March 26 – April 16, 2019 Opening Reception: March 28, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm



Art Room is currently seeking students to participate in the EMERGE Young Artists Program. 

For more information about the EMERGE program, please contact Art Room at [email protected]

Student artists are required to submit an online application and digital portfolio of three to five completed pieces of art. Be prepared to answer questions regarding the following:

  • Student Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • School Information

  • Emergency Contact Information

  • Student’s Visual Arts Background 

All portfolios must include a minimum of three works of art and may include ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and/or mixed media. Artwork may be abstract or representational.

EMERGE Young Artist Program

Please fill out the entire form. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Art Room Program Director Deedra Baker at [email protected]


Please provide information for the student who is applying for EMERGE.


Please provide information for an emergency contact for the student who is applying for EMERGE.


Please submit low-resolution images with the following specifications:

  • 72 ppi
  • No borders around the image
  • JPEG file format​

Label your image files with the entry number, your last name and the title of the artwork—if it is a long title, you may use a keyword or abbreviation (i.e. 01Baker_Homeplace.jpg).

The maximum file size is 5mb (jpg, jpeg, png, pdf,)