Visual Arts Academy

The Visual Arts Academy was created in 2007 by the Arts Council of Wilson. Its mission is to promote the visual arts among middle and high school students in Wilson County. The curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire dedicated art students. The Arts Council of Wilson is excited to be partnering with the Barton College Department of Art and Design. Each semester will include instruction in drawing, painting and other mediums. Local Artists will provide Instruction.


We appreciate Wells Fargo for their support of the Visual Arts Academy.

Spring 2018 Information

In Spring 2018, the Visual Arts Academy will have an 11 week session that meets once a week on Tuesdays between January 30 – March 6 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Students are encouraged to work on projects at home independently in addition to class.  This program requires dedication and commitment on the part of both students and parents.  Students are required to attend regularly in order to participate.

Those interested should submit an application before the beginning of the semester.  Along with the application , please include a portfolio showing photos of at least three examples of the student’s work.

The Arts Council of Wilson and Barton College are very excited to offer this exceptional opportunity to interested students!

The cost is $90 for the spring semester.  Payment is due before the beginning of each session.  Scholarships are available.  Please, check back for the fall 2018 schedule.

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