The Western Art Academy is held annually at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. It is a rigorous four-week program of advanced art instruction designed specifically for talented high-school students. The academy offers participants the rare opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction in painting and sculpting from well-known and well-respected professional artists.

The theme of the instruction centers on western heritage since academy students are primarily the top winners of the art competitions of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.

Class time is divided equally between sculpting and painting. The curriculum includes classical principles of art and design through which students are encouraged to display their individual creativity.

Students work inside the studio as well as outdoors in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Subjects are drawn from their interactions with working cowboys, chuck wagon cooks, mountain men, native Americans, as well as western writers and poets.

All art supplies are provided as well as housing, meals, tuition, field trips and after-hour entertainment. Classes are held Monday through Saturday from morning through afternoon and some evenings.

In addition to vastly increasing the students’ art skills and knowledge, the program also provides the opportunity to experience college life and prepare students for the future.

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