The Waynesburg University Academy of Fine Arts for Community Members is currently open for summer enrollment.
Community non-credit courses are open to anyone wishing to study comprehensive college music or visual arts, taught by university professors.
The summer schedule includes a ceramics class, private woodwind and percussion lessons, and a five-day summer camp for children. Youth scholarships have been made available through funding from the EQT Foundation, and additional funding for other scholarships is also available.
The Academy of Fine Arts is led by Emily Wiedner, a part-time teacher in the Department of Fine Arts and a teacher’s assistant at an early childhood learning academy. Wiedner holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Summer offerings include Tuesday and Thursday evenings of ceramics, from June 7 to August 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 10 weeks of private instrument lessons for children or adults for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, bagpipes or percussion.
The K-12 summer camp will be held Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Activities include tie-dyeing, art journal decorating, clay dragon eggs, water gun painting, spin art, and mosaics. The week will also include a ‘Create Your Own Garden Day’, where campers will paint flower pots, rocks, plant flowers and outfit natural sun catchers, as well as a ‘Make Your Own Garden Day’. your own piñata”. The full schedule for the day is available online at waynesburg.edu/fineartsacademy.