The Art Institute

The Art Institute is a pre-college portfolio program for artistically motivated and career-minded teens ages 14-19. We help them develop their ideas and master skills in the visual and media arts. Excellence is, after all, built on a firm foundation. Students will strengthen their portfolios by exploring advanced art techniques, presentation, critique, composition, emotionalism, and the importance of conceptualism.

Since 2000, our graduates have been offered over $49 million in merit-based scholarships to the nation’s leading colleges, universities, and art schools.

Classes are held year around in fall and spring semesters with three-week long summer intensives.

Below are works created by students in The Art Institute:

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

COVID-19 Statement
Current Status:
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