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Artistic Pursuit invites students to discover their artistic self and learn how to turn that passion into a career. Students will identify their own artistic motivations through a variety of exercises and class discussions. Presentations, consultations, and hands-on creation are just a few of the features of this EPIC Term. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are welcome to participate. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite art supplies.

This EPIC Term is co-sponsored by the Art Department and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Artistic Pursuit ...

  • is a five-day workshop for students who will start their sophomore, junior, or senior year at Earlham in the Fall semester.
  • is for students who are invested in making art their career.
  • provides students with the ability to understand their artistic motivations.
  • teaches students how to have confidence in their work.
  • mentors students to design the most appropriate career path.
  • prepares students to understand how to make a living as an artist.

Artistic Pursuit ...

  • is a non-credit bearing five-day experience, running from Sunday, August 13, through Friday, August 18, prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. It is led by faculty of Earlham’s Art Department, Earlham's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Rachel Meginnes of Plainweave Studios.
  • In-depth group discussions
  • Artist Research Project
  • 2D Art project
  • Student Presentations
  • Short and Long-term Goals Generation
  • Financial Assessment and Projections
  • Day trip to Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center

Faculty Coordinators:


  • Program fee of $225
  • Includes all expenses during the program - accommodations, all meals and equipment, transportation

Questions? Looking for more information?

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