The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has offered students of all ages an exciting array of performing and visual arts courses since 1950.
The goal of the Youth Arts Center is to provide students 13-18 years of age with an intensive hands-on experience in the arts in a competition-free environment that emphasizes individual growth. Students enroll in one course per session which becomes the primary focus of their participation in the Summer Program.
Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves completely in the course of their choosing. Although exceptional talent is always welcomed and acknowledged, the key to success in the program is open-minded and energetic participation. Instructors expect to work with students of all levels of ability and experience in a nurturing atmosphere that stresses strong educational and personal values along with outstanding achievement.
Students should be prepared to work hard and learn a great deal. Although many optional recreational activities are scheduled for Youth students, the requirements of a student’s chosen course, be it a rehearsal, a class or a lecture, always take first priority. Conversely, if a student feels the need for additional help or instruction, he/she can feel comfortable about asking an instructor for more time and attention.