We know Summer Arts is wonderful and changes lives. But don’t take our word for it…here are some testimonials from our amazing students.

This was the absolute best experience of my life so far. The Glass Skin student

Thank you. A month long joyous, live shattering and rebirthing, spiritual, essential, necessary, phenomenal, earth moving experience. Ensemble Intensive with Steppenwolf Classes West student

The students and instructors were some of the most amazing, friendly, varied and inspiring people I have ever met. The blend of talents and personal backgrounds that united in this class was just incredible and tons of fun. Toy Design: Concept to Product student

This course blew my socks off. Thanks. Building Reactive Sculpture student

It was amazing and I’m leaving here with a bigger perspective on what I can do with my career and how important it is to stay honest and true to who I am. Urban Bush Women Dance student

It’s the guest artists, the exercises, the lectures, the community, the permissive atmosphere, the passion, the shows, the constant push push push for growth and expansion beyond what we think we know. Writing Hybrid Narratives student

The atmosphere is conducive to a growing artist and the intensives are life-changing. Armed and Unarmed Stage Combat student

This was an amazing experience – it will take months (if not years) to process and incorporate all I’ve learned in two weeks. Solo Guitar student

The work we made really helped me to realize things about my own work and what I want to do in the future and how I can accomplish these goals. Clay as a Medium for Sculpture student

Thank you for changing me forever. Joe Goode Performance Group student

The guest artists went above and beyond my expectations. They made themselves personally available and accessible beyond this course. They worked as hard if not harder than we did. Oregon Shakespeare Festival student

I’ve made contacts with other actors, writers, directors, choreographers, and musicians who will all be valuable for future collaborations. Political Engagement through Theatrical Collaboration with the San Francisco Mime Troupe student

Everyone wanted to be there and everyone wanted to help each other. It makes learning much easier. Storytelling through Animation student

This is a learning opportunity that brings together musicians, dancers, actors, writers, photographers, painters. We are all trying to express what we see in the works and Summer Arts is the only place I know of that brings together this type of community. Imagining Home: Writing Narratives of Place student

I have improved so much in just a short amount of time. My painting and drawing abilities shock me! I did not know I could to the things I did here. Drawing and Painting in Florence student

Summer Arts is one of the most important interactions I have in my life – artistically, creatively, imaginatively, etc. The Short Film & Post Production student

Summer Arts is full of magic and wonderful experiences happen. Flamenco Guitar student

The “permission” given by guest artists and the course coordinator opened up amazing and shocking new avenues in my art. Writing Hybrid Narratives student