Explore the Arts Weekend for High School Girls

Are you captivated by poems, paintings or photographs? Do you like dancing, acting or making music? Are you one of those interesting hybrids who is drawn to many artistic forms and genres? Are you happiest when you are actively creating — a dance, a song, a story, a drawing, a role for the stage — and in the company of other young artists?

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 and take masterclasses in your discipline of choice — creative writing, theatre, dance, music, visual arts and arts management — taught by professors who are successful practicing artists in their fields. As a group, no matter your discipline, you’ll contemplate the weekend’s theme — which we’ll announce when you get here! Then, at the end of the day on Saturday, you’ll get to swap hats and join an elective class in another discipline, just to make sure you go home with your imagination firing on all cylinders.

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 check back in January for registration information.


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.

Group Brainstorm on the Weekend’s Theme
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Break-out Sessions by Individual Discipline
7:30 – 9 p.m.

Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar Student Mentors

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Masterclasses in Creative Writing, Dance, Theatre, Visual Art, Music and Arts Management
Explore your passion in the arts with supportive workshops designed to expand your mind and refine your technique
All Day

Choose from among a range of electives
3 p.m.

Dinner and Closing
Families welcome
5 p.m.

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!

Click here to learn more.