CLASS and Downtown Center Offer Summer Arts Academy for Middle and High School Students

The College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences and the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center are offering a Summer Arts Academy in the Pomona Arts Colony for middle and high school students, grades 7-12. Session 1 will take place July 6-23 and session 2 from July 27-Aug. 13. Each session runs Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The academy will include the following classes:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Stage and Props
  • Photography
  • Web Design (Session 1)
  • Photoshop (Session 2)
  • Pomona Arts Colony Artist/Gallery Visits
  • Writing Creatively about Films and Art
  • Themes in Films and Film History
  • Drawing: Cartooning and Anime

Each session will culminate in a student showcase of talent on the last Friday afternoon of the session.

Tuition for the academy is $250 per session and covers the cost of instruction, supplies and snacks. Students will be required to bring a sack lunch. Space is limited to 30 students to allow for optimum instructor/student interaction. Applications and tuition must be received by Friday, June 4.

For more information on the Summer Arts Academy, for a registration form or to apply for a partial or full scholarship, contact Jonnie Owens, community relations coordinator, at (909) 469-0160 or send an e-mail to