Students choose one of the following options for the four-day Summer Academy program:

Option: Art+Media+Tech

If you love making videos, designing posters and creating graphics, this is the option for you. Hands-on activities include graphic design, block coding to create art, video and photo editing and 3D printing. Students will experience the kinds of classes offered in our new arts, media and technology degree program. Students will create in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere.

Instructor: Kiel Fletcher, Art Program Lead at OSU-Cascades

Kiel Fletcher, an interactive media and video artist joined OSU-Cascades in 2015. His work has been shown at the Tate Britain and Disjecta Contemporary Arts. His work is also included in the collection at Yale University Library. He is a founding member of the interdisciplinary artist collective, Danger Punch. Fletcher received an MFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and a BFA in sculpture and digital media from the University of Colorado. He was awarded a technology, arts and media certificate from the University of Colorado. Fletcher recently completed a Rainmaker Artist residency at Yale Union Laundry in Portland.

Option: STEM

Are you a problem solver? Love figuring out how things work? From science experiments to coding to engineering projects – you’ll explore our natural and built world. Activites include sandbox coding taught by Jill Hubbard, a hydroelectric engineering project with OSU-Cascades Energy Systems Lab, and "Your Brain Sucks" - a series of live experiments where we make everyone's brain fail multiple times.

Instructors: Faculty and staff from OSU-Cascades STEM departments and Community Partners

Option: Write for the Web

Spend the week writing for real social media accounts, creating funny memes, crafting tweets to practice concise writing, and developing web and blog content. Dr. Goldsmith will also explore the genres of college writing. Have fun honing your craft in a university setting.

Instructor: Jenna Goldsmith, Writing Instructor at OSU-Cascades

Jenna Goldsmith is a poet and the instructor of writing at OSU-Cascades. She is the inaugural recipient of the Kentucky Writers Fellowship for innovative poetry from the Baltic Writings Residency. Her work has appeared in New Delta Review, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and Utterance, among other venues. Her chapbook, Genesis near the river, was published in January 2019 by blush books. A Midwesterner in training and in temperament, she currently resides in Bend.