"When Shadows Escape" by Park City High School’s Nicole Sletta of the Kimball Art Center’s Young Artists’ Academy, is made from
"When Shadows Escape" by Park City High School's Nicole Sletta of the Kimball Art Center's Young Artists' Academy, is made from block paper, spray paint and a second-hand lamp. The work is part of the Wasatch Back Student Art Show at the Kimball Art Center. (Scott Iwasaki/Park Record)

The Young Artists' Academy (YAA) is a free program and organization offered by the Kimball Art Center for students dedicated to the study and practice of the visual arts.

The program runs for the course of an entire year, beginning and ending each May.

This program is open to all Summit and Wasatch County students between the ages of 13 and 18. Applications must be submitted by email (yaa@kimballartcenter.org ) or in person by Sunday, April 27.

Visit www.kimballartcenter.org to download the application.

Once selected, the group of artists will develop their ideas and philosophies of the visual arts through a variety of creative projects and community events.

Students in this program enrich their portfolios and resumes, meet local artists, explore careers in the visual arts and learn responsibility and reliability.

They also participate in critiques that encourage them to learn about the many different viewpoints in art.

The artists also get the opportunity to show their works in the Kimball Art Center's annual Wasatch Back Student Art Show in the spring. The current exhibit is on display in all three galleries and will run through Sunday, May 25.

The YAA is just one of many education programs provided for free to the community by the Kimball Art Center.

To learn more about all the KAC's education programs including A.R.T.S.


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(Academic Resources for Students and Teachers) and EVA (Elementary Visual Arts) or to see a variety of summer art classes, please visit kimballartcenter.org/education.