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UICA ArtWorks in Motion

Sculptor / Fashion
Designer / Illustrator / Photographer / Art
Educator / Graphic  
Designer / Architect / Painter / Printmaker / Interior Designer/

ArtWorks is a five-week, free program for students ages 14-18 years old. Students participating in the program will receive on-site job training and mentorship, and engage in art, design, and installation projects. Led by highly qualified instructors and artists, students work in small groups on the creative process, and design solutions to client or community partner needs.

UICA ArtWorks Community Mural


Students will work with a lead artist to plan and execute a large scale mural project in a public space. Students will work with neighbors and business owners in the community to generate a design concept and installation supported and enjoyed by the individuals living and working in the area. 

UICA ArtWorks Graphic Design Installation


Students will work with a lead artist and filmmaker, UICA staff, and local groups to conceptualize, create, and produce a series of short films. These short films will encourage students to explore documentary, narrative, and experimental filmmaking. The final shorts will be screened in UICA’s theater during a celebration event for the clients, students, family, and friends.

UICA ArtWorks Students

ArtWorks runs Mon–Thurs for five weeks from 10:00am–2:00pm.

Applications due: May 1, 2018
Student Interviews: May 15 - June 8, 2018
Orientation: June 26, 2018
Classes: July 9—August 9, 2018
Summer Celebration: August 10, 2018

Download an application here,
complete and mail/fax to:

UICA (ArtWorks)
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fax: 616 459 9395

This project is supported in part by Herman Miller Cares and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

UICA ArtWorks Sponsor Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
UICA ArtWorks Sponsor Herman Miller Cares