A Blank Canvas… Full Of Opportunities
Isabella Grant will be the only Australian, and one of the youngest artists at this year’s prestigious New York University’s Steinhart Summer Intensive Art Program.
“I just turned 16 yesterday and it was only open to people aged 15-18.”
The 16 year old submitted her application for the course in April, but was advised in May that there had been an overwhelming number of applicants.
She thought she’d missed the opportunity, until she received one of only thirty five acceptance letters last week.
“I think everyone in my neighbourhood heard me squeal. I was so excited!”
Located in NYU’s internationally recognised Art Professions department, the three week program will allow Isabella to experience life as a student in the renowned New York City institution.
“So I get to live on campus and attend art classes Monday to Friday and then on Thursdays and Saturday we attend museums and lectures.”
“There’s a pass or fail exam and there’ll also be assessments throughout the course.”
At the end of the course, her final piece will be put on display in one of NYU’s student art galleries.
For the budding artist, it’s like starting work on a new blank piece of canvas, only the opportunities are greater.
“I want to see what opportunities there are for me in Art after school. And not only that, it will actually help me get into University.”
Isabella heads for New York in July.