What if the Wilderness was Your Studio?

“I feel like I have learned more this month than the past 20 years.”
-Katie Lennard, City and Guilds of London Art School
Wide Open Studios is Signal Fire’s arts and ecology field institute, offering our innovative backcountry programs to college students, emerging artists, and anyone seeking an immersive and transformative arts education. These courses invite students to explore visual art, writing, and performance in dynamic wilderness locations, in an atmosphere of friendship and critical thinking. 
Our curriculum is centered on the natural and cultural histories of the sites we visit, and the possibilities of making art in— and in response to— wild places. Trips can be arranged for college credit through our partnerships with students’ home institutions.
2021 Wide Open Studios programs have been canceled. Bookmark www.wideopenstudios.org for future updates.
“This experience has been life-changing. I don’t feel the trip will ever really be left behind, but carried with me each day.”
-Zach Tittel, Columbus University, Georgia
Read what else our alumni are saying about Wide Open Studios.
Questions? Email info@signalfirearts.org