Located in the nation's fourth largest city, with a vibrant art scene, students can learn at the respected Glassell School of Art connected with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Glassell School of Art offers students two different programs, Glassell Junior School and Glassell Advanced Portfolio Preparation program.
The Glassell Junior School is available to students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who received Best of Show, Gold Medal or Special Merit awards and who qualify through an application process that is based on the student's academic, extracurricular and artistic success. The students are chosen by the Show's School Art Committee. The instructional classes range from drawing and painting, to video and animation, to ceramics and fashion design. The classes meet for two hours per day for one week during the summer or one hour per week for 14 weeks in the fall.
Students in eighth through 11th grade have the opportunity to participate in the 14-week Advanced Portfolio Preparation program, with specialized attention in two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual arts. The outstanding students must be recommended by their teachers and are chosen by the Glassell School of Art. The program offers students hands-on experience to establish a portfolio while developing skills and a work ethic for future success.