JumpstART Advanced 2-D Art Summer Studio

2D Art Camp for Teens

JumpstART Advanced 2-D Art Summer Studio

This intensive is designed to guide students toward college preparation, but is open to all high school students regardless of college intentions. Taking place in the Mason School of Art’s Printmaking Studio and taught by the Director of the Master of Arts in Education program, the 2-D course projects will focus on printmaking processes such as drypoint, reduction relief prints and monotype. The week includes a visit to the University special collections and culminates with a series of works that can be included in a portfolio.


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Ages:  13-18 years
Dates:  July 8-12, 2019
Times:  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $430
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


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An “Extended Day” option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Extended Day” or “After Care”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.


You might also be interested in our JumpstART Advanced 3-D Art Summer Studio, July 22-26, 2019.



Justin Sutters, Art Lessons Director/ Instructor:  Dr. Justin Sutters, Mason School of Art Professor
Email questions to academy @gmu.edu
Read about Mr. Sutters

Dr. Sutters was a K-12 art educator in an urban school district for seven years and also taught for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate and masters degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University receiving national recognition for his dissertation. Since, he has been an Assistant Professor and currently is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Art Education at George Mason University. He has presented his research at the state, national and international level and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He currently is the Chair of the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) working group of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, the NAEA Higher Education Representative for the Southeastern Division, on the review board of Art Education and Visual Arts Research (VAR) and has been a contributing member of the Data Visualization Working Group. His research focuses on pre-service practices, teacher licensure, national demography data, comparative studies/Brazilian studies, and theories pertaining to space and place. His studio practice and background is primarily in the 2-D realm including printmaking, drawing and watercolor.


Rachel Jenkins, art classes Teaching Assistant: Rachel Jenkins






To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.



“The projects were advanced and allowed the students to explore new materials and tools.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2018 Parent

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I was thrilled istening to my 16 year old daughter talking about how much she loved the camp at the end of the day and what she learned.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2018 Parent

“My favorite part was learning all the different techniques of printmaking.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2018 Participant

“The teacher was fun and encouraging.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2017 Participant

“My daughter loved working with Jelli and intends to buy it to keep making prints.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2017 Parent