The Virginia Summer School of Art
Original Author: Virginia Summer School of Art
Created: 1904
Medium: Brochure cover

The Virginia Summer School of Art

This brochure describes a new art program offered at the Virginia Summer School of Art at the University of Virginia from June 20 to September 10, 1904. F. Graham Cootes, an alumnus of the university and a professional artist in New York City, persuaded university officials to provide him with a teaching venue. He served as the director of the program and an instructor from 1904 to 1907. The brochure notes that students would learn "Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Design, and Composition," and that a "model will pose in costume every morning of the week and three afternoons …" The class was limited to thirty, and the cost for a full term was $32. Room and board was extra, but the promotional brochure asserts that "Good board can be obtained at rates as low as twelve dollars and a half; the best at $25.00 per month. Excellent table board at $16.00, and good as low as $11.50 per month." 

Citation: The Virginia Summer School of Art, University of Virginia Charlottesville Virginia: Summer 1904, June 20th–Sept. 10th. Broadside 1904 .V58. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.