Students explore the gamut of contemporary art practices in multi-disciplinary Observation, Spaces, Narrative and Systems foundation classes.


The Meadows Division of Art offers up to six full M.F.A. fellowships each year.


Meadows Division of Art programs are accredited and reviewed by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.


The Division of Art offers small classes in multiple mediums – ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, digital, photography, painting and more.

2013-2014 Life Drawing Portfolio Workshops

1-4 p.m. — Owen Fine Arts Center at SMU

Fall 2013 — Spring 2014
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, February 1
Saturday, December 1
Saturday, April 26

$20 per class; a minimum of six students to run and maximum of 15 students per class.

All art supplies are included in this fee.

Recommended for mature high school students who are interested in pursuing art in college, our life drawing workshops allow students to draw figures from life using a variety of mediums and grounds. Using SMU's spacious art studios, students create figurative pieces with a nude model during each three hour session. Each workshop utilizes different techniques over the different dates. Small class sizes and professional studio space ensure that each student receives personal attention and freedom to grow as an artist.

2013-2014 Life Drawing sessions are on select Saturday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. and take place in the Owen Arts Center at SMU. Please meet the instructor in the lobby of the Owen Arts Center at the beginning of each session.


Call the MAYA office within the Division of Art at 214.768.2489 or email

How to Register

Fill out the below form, then mail a check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to "SMU Division of Art" to:

SMU Division of Art
Attn: Lisa Boyd
PO Box 750356
Dallas, TX 75275-0356

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Pollock Gallery

Art in Dallas

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Meadows Academy for Young Artists

2013-2014 Life Drawing Portfolio Workshops

Portfolio Review Sessions for High School or Transfer Students: 2013-2014

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Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

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Film and Media Arts