Overview:Artistic excellence, challenge, and excitement describe this two week Institute that is designed to celebrate and explore the creative experience.
The Arts Institute enrolls approximately 130 Vermont high school students each summer. It is the largest Institute conducted by The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, and is held on the campus of Castleton State College in Castleton.
This Institute has evolved into a lively artistic community, bringing together outstanding artists and highly motivated students to explore the process of creativity.
A typical day contains time for community chorus, two class periods in a particular discipline led by a particular teaching artist, workshops led by students, staff and faculty, as well as time to hang out and get to know other artists from around the state. In addition, visiting artists give seminars and workshops while the evening performance series introduces you to locally- and nationally-known artists.