Artists @ Usdan
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“Artistic growth is a mystery; at Usdan we try to create the atmosphere that encourages it.”

 - Andrew McKinley, Usdan Founding Executive Director, 1968-1983


Every summer, Usdan brings world-class teachers and visiting artists – actors, directors, playwrights, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets and novelists – to teach and collaborate with Usdan campers ages 4 to 18. We know experienced artists and young creators learn from each other and contribute to one another’s work and development in this two-way exchange. 

Our professional artist engagement manifests in five ways: