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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.

Summer 2016

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.

Summer 2015

Make Your Mark! Drawing + Painting
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
High School Visual Arts Summer Camp
June 22- 26, 2015
Instructor: Claudia Castaneda

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.

Summer 2014

High School Summer Art Camps

June 23-26, 2014

We featured two separate workshops led by local artists; "Murals: Storytelling on Walls” and "Shimmer: Body Art and Jewelry Making,” both workshops took place from June 23-26, from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm. There was no cost to attend these workshops, however we required those students who were not of age, 18 years old, to have their parents/guardian personally come to the Rubin Center to register them and sign the consent form to attend.