HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
Rubin Center high school programming provides high quality experiences with contemporary art and exposure to university study and careers in the arts. Through partnerships with El Paso and Ysleta Independent School Districts, the Rubin Center has hosted high school artists and their teachers for visiting artists events, gallery tours, and our spring semester Fine Arts Fridays program, in which high school students are paired up with UTEP art students to explore Rubin Center exhibitions and university level study in the UTEP Department of Art.
High school visitors can also explore the galleries under the guidance of their instructors, and are invited to use our Talking Back Gallery Guide that encourages a critical exploration of the work on display, meeting TEKS guidelines for high school arts programs. We encourage you to call and schedule a visit with your high school students, or to check out our website for special opportunities for high school artists. For more information on arranging a school visit please contact Melissa Barba at 747-7837.
A week-long summer camp about understanding social justice issues through contemporary art. We learned about local issues that we face in our community and how artists have responded to them throughout time. Students created artwork and had an exhibition at the end of camp.
This week-long summer camp will feature studio workshops and artist talks introducing high school students to a variety of artistic materials. Students will explore various media, focusing on drawing and painting, and learn the skills needed to build a strong art portfolio. Students will learn foundational skills in art making, methods and practices in contemporary art, and dialogue about ideas and process in art. The 2015 Juried Annual UTEP Student Art Exhibition will be displayed in the Rubin Center during the camp, and all of the programming will complement the show. The camp will culminate in a student art show in UTEP’s Department of Art featuring the work created by the students during the camp. This program is free and open to students in grades 9-12.
Space is limited, and you must register at 747.6151.