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Jumpst(ART) is an intensive art program for budding artists in grades K-12 Hosted by the Art Education program at BYU

Elementary
Secondary
Video Tutorials
Scholarships

Elementary (Ages 5-12)

Elementary workshops and classes hosted on our campus allow your student to engage in creative play, learn new skills, and work one-on-one with BYU Art Education students and faculty.

With mentoring from faculty, BYU students studying elementary art methods create curriculum specifically designed for their 5-12 year old students.  Ratios are never higher than 4 students to each teacher, so students get a lot of personal attention as they develop their skills and unique style.

Because curriculum is always personalized, the experience is different every semester. All Jumpst(ART) courses will explore many different mediums and techniques while learning about artists throughout history. Your student will bring home many creative artworks, a kit to continue creating, and new skills for seeing & engaging with the world.

See below for more information or contact byu.jumpstart@gmail.com with questions.

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  • TUESDAY MID-DAY Elementary Jumpst(ART)
    Ages: 5-12
    Dates: Tuesdays October 1, ends November 19
    Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
    Cost: $75
    Class cap: 40 students

    TUESDAY EVENING Elementary Jumpst(ART)
    Ages: 5-12
    Dates: Tuesdays October 1, ends November 19
    Time: 5:15-6:15 pm
    Cost: $75
    Class cap: 40 students

    THURSDAY Elementary Jumpst(ART)
    Ages: 5-12
    Dates: Thursdays starting September 26, No class October 27 for Fall Break, ends November 21
    Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
    Cost: $75
    Class cap: 40 students

    Registration links coming soon

  • Winter 2025 Workshops

    Information coming soon

  • Name of class: Elementary Jumpst(ART)
    Ages: 5-12
    Dates: July 29, 31, August 5, Aug 7
    Time: 4:30-6:20 pm
    Cost: $75
    Class cap: 40 students

    Note: BYU classes run June 24-August 13
    School districts start August 13th

  • EXPECTATIONS / SAFETY
    For our classes to run smoothly, each student must follow BYU jump st(art) rules.  Our major rule is respect — respect for each other, the materials and the class.  Because we will be using many different art supplies, students will need to listen and follow specific directions for the safety of themselves and others.

    DISCIPLINE
    Our discipline policy is as follows:  For first or minor disturbances, students will be pulled aside, receive a verbal warning and, depending on the severity, may not be able to participate in the activity.  Continued disobedience will result in a talk with parents and a behavior plan.  If the behavior still continues, they will be removed from the BYU jumpst(art) program.  If at any time a child’s behavior becomes unmanageable or unsafe, we will call and request that they be picked up.

    FIELD TRIPS
    While experiencing this course on BYU's beautiful and historic Provo campus, your student can explore the amazing museum collections at the BYU Museum of Art. We will take walking field trips to the Museum, and will also occasionally go outside (as weather permits) to sketch and collect natural materials for artworks.

    MEDICATIONS
    Our staff and students are not trained to administer any type of medication.  Please inform us of special circumstances.

    SICKNESS
    If a child arrives with symptoms of illness, he/she will not be permitted to stay.

    EMERGENCIES
    In case of an emergency, you may email byu.jumpstart@gmail.com.  If your child cannot attend for the day please notify us ahead of time.

Secondary (Ages 13-18)​

Immerse yourself in a college-level curriculum and become part of a creative community, meeting and working with other secondary students, BYU Art Students and Faculty. Participants will have the invaluable opportunity of sharpening their portfolios and getting a taste of college life — all while exploring programs in painting, drawing, and ceramics, modeled after BYU’s undergraduate offerings.  

The secondary program is open to all students ages 12-18 seeking to develop their portfolio. Instruction will be adapted to fit the needs of each age/grade level.  We will explore many different mediums, new techniques, and learn about historical & contemporary artists. Students will bring home many creative works, as well as techniques for seeing & engaging with the world around them in novel ways.

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  • Grades 6-12 - Jumpst(ART) Intensive Ceramic Art Workshop

     

    In this class, students will learn wheel-throwing techniques with options for both basic and more advanced skills depending on the students' skill level. They will also learn hand-building techniques and apply these to more complex forms. Sketchbook practice will allow students to test out ideas in 2-D before committing to 3-D forms. Students will have the option to paint and/or glaze finished works the final day.

    Name of class: Jumpst(ART) Ceramic Intensive
    Ages: 12-18

    Dates: 4 Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24

    Time: 10am-2pm

    Cost: $120

    Class cap: 20 students

    Cost: $120

    The course fee includes instruction with experienced BYU Art Education students and faculty, as well as all clay, materials, tools needed, glazes and firings. Students will receive a ceramic art kit and sketchbook to take home afterwards.

  • THE BYU AREA: AN IDEAL CLASSROOM
    While experiencing this course on BYU's beautiful and historic Provo campus, you can explore the amazing museum collections at the BYU Museum of Art. You can visit the Wasatch Mountains and the amazing museum collections in Salt Lake City, Provo, and Springville, or perhaps make a trip to Park City, home of the International Sundance Film Festival. If you're feeling really adventurous, you may even choose to wander through the world famous slot canyons and red rocks in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Moab, Arches, and St. George.

    EXPECTATIONS 
    Students will be held to collegiate level of conduct. They will be expected to maintain high levels of respect for their peers and teachers, and cultivate openness to alternative methods of thinking and working. If disturbances occur, students may be asked to leave the classroom. Students will also be expected to respect the materials.

    FIELD TRIPS
    We will take walking field trips to the BYU Museum of Art.  We will also occasionally go outside (as weather permits) to sketch and collect natural materials for artworks.

    LODGING
    Lodging and accommodations are not included in the registration fee, but feel free to email us for housing possibilities on and around campus. 

    MEDICATIONS
    Our staff and students are not trained to administer any type of medication.  Please inform us of special circumstances.

    SICKNESS
    If a student arrives with symptoms of illness, he/she will not be permitted to stay.

    EMERGENCIES
    In case of an emergency, you may email byu.jumpstart@gmail.com.  If you cannot attend for the day please notify us ahead of time.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

BYU Art Education students have created a series of online video workshops, which are free and available to the public at the link below!

VIEW TUTORIALS ON VIMEO

SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset the costs of participating in the program. Submit the scholarship application at the link below. Please note that students granted scholarships must commit to attend all classes and that more than one absence (except in the case of illness) will result in dismissal from the program.

LINK TO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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