Summer Arts Academy

Winston’s Summer Academy of the Arts runs from July 11th to July 29th from 12:45-3:45 PM. Open to high school students and advanced middle school students (who have permission of the Academy Director).Staff: Mr. Peragine (Filmmaking); Mr. Wilke (Music); Mr. Cortez (Creative Writing/Acting).The Summer Academy will develop student creativity by immersing participants in the experience of using their particular creative abilities to contribute to the making of an original film—from writing the script, to acting to editing and scoring with appropriate music. Along the way students will touch on aspects of the history of the film, its greatest practitioners and its predominant aesthetic standards. Students will give and receive feedback in dialogue with peers and their teachers and will learn how to use such feedback in advancing their own creative work.

The classes will be taught by Winston staff, providing a welcoming environment for students with learning differences but will not limit enrollment nor gear the program exclusively to this population.

The program does not accept public funds as it doesn’t meet the requirements of most school districts. Counseling, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy and district transportation will not be available within the Academy of the Arts program.

Cost: $495 plus additional materials or trip fee if applicable

$455 for students already enrolled in morning program.

All classes must meet minimum enrollments in order to be offered.

The program is also open to Winston students not attending summer school and to students outside of Winston.

For more information contact Mary E. Sterling-Torretti
, The Winston School – (858) 259-8155 e-mail:

Download 2016 Summer Academy of Arts Enrollment Form (pdf)

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