21FALL Portfolio Preparation (High School) MON 6:00PM (10/11-11/15)

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Instructor: Gus Hoffman / 6 Weeks / Oct 11 - Nov 15 / Monday / 6:00PM-8:00PM
Class Size: 5-10
Age: 14-18*

Learning how to navigate what to put in an art portfolio can be a confusing and daunting task. In this course students will learn how to build a strong, compelling, and unique portfolio that will help them stand out in their college application process.

 In this class students will build a body of work focused on three criteria:

  1. The fundamentals: Learning how to draw from life is a foundational skill that will serve you well regardless of your chosen medium. Students will develop this core skill set and learn how to put it to good use.
  2. Exploration and experimentation: good art does more than attempt to answer life’s biggest questions. It poses them too. In this section we will explore the crucial role that ambiguity, experimentational, and exploration play in art making.
  3. Personal Vision: Making art is about more than simply memorizing a specific skill set. It is about developing one’s own personal voice. In this section students will learn how to hone in on the topics and themes that are personally compelling and engaging to them. 

They will learn how to tap into this reservoir as a source of inspiration, creativity, and sustained practice as they pursue the challenges of being an artist.

This course is open to all high school students who are interested in pursuing art at the college level.

Supplies: TBA

Parents, once you register for a Youth Class, we will email you a form to complete with additional information about your child. Please keep an eye out for this email 1-3 days after registering.

*Youth classes have been designed by age to be as pedagogically appropriate as possible, but the Academy recognizes that there are special situations where students are advanced for their age. Please inquire with the front office if you would like your child to be placed into a class that is not within their age range. Thank you.

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