ESSA is excited to announce our 2016 Scholarship and Work Study Opportunities
- January 12, 2016
- Posted by: Eureka Springs School of Art
- Category: News/Blog
2016 Scholarship and Work Study Opportunities
As part of ESSA’s mission to provide a supportive environment where individuals with mixed backgrounds, ages, and nationalities canÂ create with their hands we do our best to keep tuition and fees as low as possible. Still there are many who are unable to attend our workshops without financial assistance. In order to build a creative environment in which everyone can flourishÂ ESSA offers full and partial adult scholarships to help offset workshop costs in any media. Â OurÂ scholarship program is funded by many generous contributorsÂ made every year during out Mad Hatters Ball and other various fundraisers.
In addition to the original 10 ESSA also awards 3 special memorial adult scholarships each year in memory ofÂ Patt Carmichael, Jack Miller and Carol White.
The Patt Carmichael Scholarship
Patt Carmichael, arts advocate, supported ESSA for many years as a crusading volunteer and loyal member of the staff. Her exuberance for the pursuit of artistic endeavors was exemplary. Always encouraging to others, she brought instructors and students to the school and helped create a nurturing and joyous atmosphere. The scholarship, created after Pattâ€™s untimely death in 2011, allows others to carry forward her vivid legacy of supporting the arts. Each year on deserving person is chosen as the recipient of this scholarship, it must be an individual who is actively involved with art as a profession. This scholarship is awarded in either painting, drawing or ceramics.
The Jack Miller Scholarship
Jack Miller was a New Orleans based artists. Well versed in watercolor, sculpture and oil painting Jack moved to Eureka Springs in 2005 and invented his own printmaking etching technique. He was a founding member of the Art Colony in Eureka and he was an ESSA Instructor, teaching linoleum block printmaking. This scholarship is awarded for printmaking or Painting & Drawing.
The Carol White Scholarship
Carol White was an artist and arts advocate who was a beloved student and a volunteer at ESSA. Carol was most interested in the process of making vs. the final product. She enjoyed many different mediums and was always very encouraging to fellow artist and encouraged them to express themselves.
Recipients are responsible for paying model fees and material fees.
Find out more info about ESSA’s Scholarships here.
We hope to see you soon!