University of Wisconsin–Madison
Collage of three different Imaging Self disciplines

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Immersion: Practice in your artistic discipline (art, dance, or theatre and drama)
Early Afternoon
Integrative: Practice combining different art forms
Writing workshops: How to write a college essay
Art excursions with instructors
Study, reflection, free time

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Weekly schedule for Imaging Self program


Many days will include activities such as these:

  • Attending performances on campus, at Overture Center for the Arts, and American Players Theatre
  • Going to lectures by world-renowned UW-Madison faculty and practicing artists
  • Visiting the Wisconsin Public Television studios

Slichter HallYou will live in Slichter Hall, located on campus, along the shore of Lake Mendota. A fellow program participant will be your roommate. Rooms are fully furnished and include sheets, pillows, and towels.

Move-in is Sunday, July 8. It will include an orientation session for you and your parents, a tour of the Lakeshore neighborhood, and a welcome dinner.

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included in the program cost. The first meal will be dinner on move-in day. You’ll eat at two campus dining halls: Carson’s Market Monday through Friday and Four Lakes Market on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wisconsin resident Resident of another state*
Tuition and fees $1,330.00 $4,361.00
Housing and meals $765.70 $765.70
Program fee and supplies $650.30 $650.30
Total $2,746.00 $5,777.00

Partial scholarships are now available! Learn more and apply now.

*Minnesota residents are eligible for reciprocity.

Meet your instructors

You will work with experienced instructors from UW-Madison’s art, dance, and theatre departments, as well as artists from the community.

  • Adriana Barrios

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    Adriana Barrios was born and raised in San Diego, California. In 2009 she graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in printmaking. In 2015 Adriana attended an international artist residency in Florence, Italy at Santa Reparata International School of Art. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts Degree at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is a recipient of the Education Graduate Research Fellow Scholarship. Her work has been exhibited regionally in Texas, New Mexico, and Wisconsin and internationally in Italy and Mexico.

  • Anna Lehner

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    Anna Lehner is an MFA candidate in Glass at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a graduate associate to the Center for Culture, History and Environment within the Nelson Institute. Lehner received a BFA in 3D Fine Art and a BA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Lehner has received multiple awards including a Project Assistant position within the Art Department and professional publications such as the New Glass Review magazine of the Corning Museum of Glass. She currently serves a co-curator of the School of Education gallery.

  • Catrina Sparkman

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    Catrina is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in English, Creative Writing, and an MA in African American Studies. Sparkman is a grassroots community theater artist, the author of two original stage plays and one screenplay, Mother Love, The Cinderella Show and The Gospel According to Ruth. Sparkman has also produced and directed many experimental theatrical pieces such as: Written By Himself-Positive Depictions of Men of Color, and Mary Lou Williams Remember Me. When she’s not creating her own art, she works as an instructor of Theatre and Drama, a content writer, workshop trainer, public speaker, and theatrical consultant for various national and international organizations.

  • Mary Patterson

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    Mary Lynn Patterson is a University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department B.F.A. graduate and holds a Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. She is a practicing dance/movement therapist, educator, and dance artist. As a dance artist, she has performed across the country and internationally on stages ranging from the Kennedy Center to Madison Square Garden. In the fall of 2017 Mary returned to the Madison are as a dance/movement therapist and to UW-Madison as an outreach specialist for Performing Ourselves. Through Performing Ourselves she is supervising student teachers, organizing programming, and running school dance residencies for elementary and middle-school children across the city of Madison.

How to apply

Submit the following to be considered for this program:

Email your application materials to or mail them to:

  • Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 21 N. Park St., Rm. 7101
  • Madison, WI 53715

You will receive a message about the status of your application within two weeks of submitting it.

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Student painting in Mural Making class

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