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Why Summer Workshops are the Perfect Place to Refine Your Creative Talents

By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Gaming & Technology

March 27, 2015

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Summer is just around the corner—the season for vacations, for gathering with friends and family, and for enjoying well-deserved moments of relaxation. And while these annual activities are treasured by all, sometimes we can’t help but crave a little extra excitement to shake up our routines.

This summer, why not challenge yourself with something outside the norm? It’s the perfect time to make room in your schedule to explore your creative interests, experiment with new ideas, and develop your natural talent with a hands-on creative arts class near you.

With classes and workshops for everyone from high school students to experienced professionals, these type of classes can allow you to dig in to the projects that excite you—to work on what you care about most. For those of you considering a creative career or creative arts program, this could be just the thing to help you decide what's right for you!

Why Sign up for a Summer Workshop

Still not convinced? These 4 benefits of taking a summer workshop or course might change your mind.

1. Develop Your Skills: At The Art Institutes, our non-credit classes and summer workshops give you the opportunity to learn from college-level instructors with professional experience in your field of interest.* These people can give you the hands-on guidance you need to help you refine your talent. Take advantage of the chance to use professional-grade equipment, learn new techniques, and gain valuable feedback that can help you reach the next skill level.

2. Immerse Yourself in a Creative Project: Seeing what it’s like to fully devote your time and energy to creative work can help you find out if it’s really what you want to do with your life. Your passion for your field may be reinforced by the course, or you might discover it’s not what you expected. Perhaps another creative field is more up your alley, or maybe it’s something entirely different. It’s much better to realize where your future interests lie now, instead of after you’ve already chosen a college and selected a program of study.

3. Meet Other Creatives: Summer workshops are filled with people just like you, who are interested in exploring their passion and the talents that make them unique. This is a great place to make like-minded friends who really understand you. Use this exciting opportunity to make lasting connections with your peers.

4. Discover Career Opportunities: You already know what you like doing. You know you’ve got talent. But there’s also a good chance you’re unsure of how to turn your creative skills into a career. Take a summer course or sign up for a summer workshop to begin charting your future career path, so you know early-on what you need to do to eventually land your dream job.

Where to Find Local Classes and Programs

Every community or city has different summer workshop offerings, so do your research to see what’s available in your area. Check the websites of your local colleges, art schools, creative arts centers, and other organizations to weigh your options. You may have to do some digging, but when you uncover a hidden gem of a summer workshop, your efforts will be well worth it.

If you live near one of The Art Institutes locations, we may have a Summer Studio that matches your interest. Summer Studio is specifically designed for motivated and inspired high school juniors who want to focus on their art and creativity. Our GETCreative classes and workshops in San Diego, Pittsburgh, and Arlington are also excellent ways to explore your interests.

While there's nothing wrong with spending some time relaxing this summer, consider enrolling in a summer workshop and exploring your creative interests. Don’t let this exciting opportunity pass you by: Sign up for GETCreative today!

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.


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By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Gaming & Technology

March 27, 2015

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