Explore the Arts Weekend for High School Girls

At Sweet Briar, we believe that artists have much to learn from one another. While every discipline has its own techniques and skills, its own traditions and history, the conversation between artists is a richly rewarding one, and we invite you to take part in that exchange.

At Sweet Briar’s Explore the Arts weekend, you’ll join other young artists for a weekend of photography and creative writing. You’ll take a master class with faculty member Medford Taylor, an internationally renowned artist and photojournalist, and see an exhibition of his work. Please bring with you either a digital camera or a phone that takes pictures.

You’ll also work with faculty members and writers Carrie and John Gregory Brown. Between them they have published 12 books — 11 novels and a collection of short fiction — and won numerous fellowships and awards. Bring a few of your favorite pens and a notebook.

The weekend’s activities will help you refine your gaze as an artist and get you thinking about how artists “see” the world, no matter their medium or discipline. You’ll also have time to visit with Sweet Briar students in the arts and get a glimpse of college life and our beautiful campus. Bring some good walking shoes!

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Explore the Arts Weekend | March 23-24, 2018


Cost is $90 and includes room and board, snacks, supplies and a T-shirt.


Please register below by March 12 for highest priority. Space is limited.


Please contact:

Pam Simpson
P | 434-381-6443
E | psimpson@sbc.edu

Friday, March 23, 2018

Campus Tour
4 p.m.

Event Introduction
5 p.m.

Opening Activities
6:30 – 9 p.m.

Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar Student Mentors

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Master Classes in Creative Writing and Photography, Tour of Medford Taylor’s Photography Exhibition “In Motion,” Trip to Pannell Gallery for the Exhibition “Beauty in the Beast,” Excursions on Campus
All Day

Closing Activity
5 p.m. | Mary Helen Cochran Library, Browsing Room


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Additional Explore Events

Sweet Briar College EXPLORE EventsSweet Briar College’s EXPLORE is a series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

The EXPLORE series offers high school girls opportunities to investigate different fields of study in a small-class setting. Working in teams with Sweet Briar faculty and undergraduate students, high-schoolers work on creative and fun projects — whether they’re collecting carbon storage data from the forests on our campus or designing and building a wearable electronic device in one of our engineering labs. No prior experience or knowledge is required — it’s a chance to EXPLORE!

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