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Local student awarded scholarship to Delaware art program

Wilmington, Delaware -

BANGOR – The Delaware College of Art and Design, Delaware Art Museum and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts are pleased to announce Lydia Nobles, a junior at Bangor High School, is one of two students awarded a full scholarship to attend the Pre-College Art Studio Program for Summer 2010.

“We are so happy to be able to offer these talented students the opportunity to explore college life through our Pre-College Art Studio Program. These students will enhance the program as well as be enriched by it,” states Jane Campbell, Director of Continuing Education at the Delaware College of Art and Design. “The Pre-College Art Studio Program offers all participants a nurturing and supportive environment where they can develop their visual voice, expand their skills and build their confidence and portfolios through a professional studio experience. In addition to intensive classes, students will receive private tours of both the DCCA and DAM to expand their knowledge of Delaware’s art community. Since the program’s inception three years ago, approximately 100 students have participated; this program is an overwhelming success based on the significant progress students make in their studio work.”

The Pre-College Art Studio Program, scheduled for July 19 – 23, is hosted by the Delaware College of Art and Design and developed in partnership with the Delaware Art Museum and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. This intense week-long program is designed to help prepare rising junior and senior high school students for college admission in the fields of art and design.

A few seats for the program are still available. The program has sold out the last two years. Students may choose from a day or residential program to experience college living. To register or receive more information, please contact Jane Campbell, DCAD Director of Continuing Education, at 302.622.8867 x110 or visit www.dcadevents.com.

About the sponsors
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents more than 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA has a variety of educational and outreach programs, including one that integrates contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists’ residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront. Visit online at www.thedcca.org

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum holds a world-renowned collection that focuses on American art and illustration from the 19th to the 21st century as well as the British pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century. The Museum offers the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Park, the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, studio art classes, the interactive Kids’ Corner learning area, the delART Café featuring free Wi-Fi access and the Museum Store with distinctive books and gifts. Wilmington welcomes home America’s largest collection of pre-Raphaelite art on September 22, 2007, with The Return of the Pre-Raphaelites. Visit online at www.delart.org

The Delaware College of Art and Design was created through a unique partnership of two of America’s oldest and most distinguished colleges of the visual arts, Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. The college offers an associate degree in six disciplines and its graduates can transfer directly into third-year programs at Pratt or the Corcoran. Visit online at www.dcad.edu

For More Information:

Contact Name: Jessica Sturgis

Telephone Number: 302-622-8000

Website: http://www.dcad.edu

Email: jsturgis@dcad.edu