22SPR Portfolio Development & Foundations Exploration (Middle School) SAT 10:00AM (03/05-05/21)

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Instructor: Krista Jurisich / 11 Weeks / March 05 - May 21 (No class April 16) / Saturday / 10:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 5-10
Age: 10-14*

Goal: To develop an artist portfolio for a student whose artistic needs are not being met in a regular classroom setting and would like the time and space to explore their creative expression.

This course will focus on the development of a working artist portfolio for 6-8th grade students who are interested in a visual artist development program. The students course work aims to meet the entry requirements of a selected High School Arts Program for admittance. The portfolio development and foundations class is based on The Elements of Art and The Principles of Design. Art Historical components, Cultural Movements and the study of individual Artists’ work will be addressed.

Objective: To create a strong portfolio that is a reflection of the student’s personality and achievements. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design will be used to convey the language of art which is key towards the development of a student’s artist statement and in general critical analysis for informed verbal and written observations. The artist statement along with the art works and a working sketchbook will convey a theme that reflects the lifestyle, activities, and future artistic goals of the student.

In Practice: Middle School Students will work to develop a visual art portfolio. The portfolio can include such student art works as contour drawings, observational drawings, still life studies, self-portraits, creative drawings, paintings, and 3-dimensional works. The coursework will emphasize developing visual skills utilizing various art media. The students artwork will incorporate visual concepts that reflect The Elements of Art (space, color, shape, form, value, texture, and line) and The Principles of Design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity).

Supplies: All supplies will be provided

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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Jurisich, Krista
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Registration Date:
January 17, 2022

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