An integrative and collaborative week-long art intensive held on the Marion, Indiana campus of Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Art + Design is excited to offer its first-ever Summer Art Camp as a part of the Wildcat Summer Academy. This camp is designed for artists of various mediums at the high school level who are hoping to spend an intensive week focusing on their artistic ability while receiving critical feedback and input from IWU Art + Design faculty and students. Campers will have the opportunity to create original work over the course of the week that will be displayed during the final reception on Friday night.

During the week, campers can expect to spend a great amount of time creating through various mediums such as drawing, painting, digital design, and photography. Aside from spending time working on honing their craft as an individual artist, campers will be encouraged to collaborate with other visual artists, as well as musicians and actors.

Outside of studio time, campers will have the opportunity for classroom-style learning by IWU Art + Design faculty. The classes may range from an introduction to art history, introduction to studio art, or a class all about how to view art.

Campers are encouraged to sign up for private studio time during their week at the Wildcat Summer Academy. This one-on-one studio time will be offered by various Art + Design faculty and upper-division students, but is available for limited subjects and on a limited basis. Please contact the Art + Design camp director, Master Davy Chinn at, for more details. (N.B. Private study is an additional cost.)

This camp is a residential camp, meaning that students will stay in residence halls on campus, eat meals in Baldwin Dining Hall, and remain on campus for the duration of the week. Meals, lodging, and all major camp activities are included in the overall cost of the camp.


Event Information:


  • High school students (anyone entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade as well as those graduating 12th grade).
  • Students who are interested in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, interior design, graphic design, or other visual arts


  • Sunday, June 24th through Friday, June 29th.
  • Check-in is on Sunday between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
  • Families are encouraged to pick up their campers on Friday, the 29th and to join in the celebration in the following ways:
    • 5:30 pm – Join us for dinner (donations accepted) and a “Week in Review” slide show
    • 6:30-7:00 pm – Programming for Business, Art, Writing, Life Calling/Leadership and Nursing Camps
    • 7:00-8:00 pm – Music and Theatre Productions


Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, In, 46953

Registration Options:

The total cost of the week depends on several factors. Below is a list to help determine your final cost.

Base cost - $350
Registration Fee(non-refundable) - $25
30 minute private studio time* - $25
60 minute private studio time* - $40
Four 30 min. private studio time* - $80
Four 60 min. private studio time* - $150


A sample total:

  • Base cost: $350
  • Registration: $25
  • Single 60-min. private studio time: $40
  • Total: $415

Cost includes lodging, three meals a day, snacks, and all major aspects of the camp.

Note: The $25 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration.  No student will be considered registered until they have submitted this fee.  Balance of tuition and fees are due by May 31, 2018.   Any registrations after June 1, 2018 will incur an additional $50.00 late registration fee.

What to Bring:

  • Toiletries
  • Clothes for one full week *
  • Art supplies: Please bring any art supplies that you have and would like to use for the week. Some supplies will be provided, depending on your area of interest. An additional “supplies fee” may apply.

*Campers will have access to athletic/gym equipment (including a rock-climbing wall). If you would like to use this equipment, please bring the proper attire.

Campers will be provided linens. This includes:

  • blanket
  • pillow and pillow case
  • two flat sheets
  • two bath towels
  • a hand towel
  • a washcloth
  • small bar of soap

Please do NOT bring the following

Laptops, iPads, and other electronic devices*. Weapons of any kind: e.g. firearms, knives or pocket knives.

*Cellular phones are welcome, but please note they should be silent and out of sight when campers are in rehearsals, class, lessons, etc.

Sample Daily Calendar

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM Session 1
10:00-12:00 AM Session 2
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM Session 3
3:00-5:00 PM Session 4
5:00-6:00 PM Dinner
6:00-9:30 PM Evening Activities
9:30-10:00 PM Worship

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Wildcat Summer Academy at 765-677-2493 or

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953