How to Apply
Apply for all courses, scholarships and assistantships with our online application form. A non-refundable US $50 application fee is charged to apply. This fee is not applied to course fees.
Before beginning your application, read the application instructions, so that you can prepare any required materials.
- Only one application form and one non-refundable US$50 application fee are needed to apply each year.
- Student applications received prior to midnight (11:59 PST) February 1 are entered into a lottery for scholarship and priority placement. Applications received afterward will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis for remaining openings.
- Need-based financial support may be available on a first-come, first-served to applicants who apply after February 1.
- You must be at least eighteen years of age by the first day of the session for which you are registered.
REQUIREMENTS + Experience levels
Courses range in level from introductory to advanced. Each course description notes a level of experience required.
Course levels are listed with each course description:
- Introductory: 0–1 years of frequent practice in the technique(s) listed
- Intermediate: 2–4 years of frequent practice in the technique(s) listed
- Advanced: 5+ years frequent practice in the technique(s) listed
- All Levels: Encompasses all of the above; all are welcome
You must be at least eighteen years of age by the first day of the session for which you are registered. Certain courses may require students be at least twenty-one years of age by the first day of the session.
The first round of placement notifications will go out mid-March for all opportunities (student, scholarship, teaching assistant, artist assistant, seasonal staff, and campus assistant positions).
For applications received after the February 1 priority placement deadline, notifications will be made shortly after the application is received.
Questions? Contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.445.3111 ext.29.
TEACHING & ARTIST ASSISTANTSHIPS
Pilchuck Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Artist Assistants (AAs) play essential roles in the Summer Program by supporting the vision and goals of instructors and artists in residence. In addition to gaining valuable studio experience, TAs and AAs receive housing, meals, a $50 store credit and travel reimbursement (60% for TAs; 100% for AAs; restrictions apply). Learn more about being a TA or AA here.
Pilchuck is an informal nonprofit studio art center that offers workshop-style courses for artistic development. Participation in the summer program is not matriculation in a formal educational program.
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