Summer at Studio

Photo, Film & Visual Arts: Grades 8 - 9

In-Person JUNE 13 - 23

Class Description

During this summer program, students in grades 8 - 9 get a preview of the various Studio 345 classes that they could later enroll in for the upcoming fall or spring trimesters. 

In Photography, students learn studio lighting, photo editing, and camera techniques that will advance their skills as an artist. Taking students out into the street, this course is a chance to learn, in a way anyone can grasp, the basic insights and hidden secrets of photography. 

In Filmmaking, students learn how to make their ideas come to life. Whether it's live-action narratives or stop motion claymation, students learn how to write a script, shoot and compose a scene, and edit a film. Studio 345 students use industry standard equipment and software to develop their skills and become indie filmmakers. 

In Visual Art, students fully explore a variety of mixed media mediums from inks including Chinese brushes and dip pen drawing techniques, bookmaking using accordion and hardbacks techniques, and fun contour portraits.

Sample Day Schedule: 

9 - 11 a.m.: Film & Photography
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Visual Arts
1 - 1:15 p.m. - Pickup time

Snacks are provided between classes.

This class meets in person June 13 - 23 at VAPA Arts Center (700 N. Tryon Street).


  • Mask-wearing is optional for Arts+ students and faculty (both indoor and outdoor).
  • Though Arts+ is not requiring masks, it is important to note that if any partner site continues to require masks, Arts+ will follow these guidelines and enforce the same for our students, staff, and faculty at this location. We will be sure to communicate with you if the site of your program will continue to require mask-wearing.
  • Arts+ reserves the right to update this policy on a case-by-case basis when deemed necessary.  
  • If you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms or have been recently exposed to anyone who has Covid-19, please stay home from your program that day.


SESSION ONE: Photo, Film & Visual Art (Grades 8 - 9)


Studio 345 is generously sponsored by: