Multi Topic concentrated Portfolio Development program designed for students who are preparing to submit their portfolio for college or job application. This program provides the opportunity for students to work on their skills and to produce portfolio quality artworks in Observation Foundation Drawing, Figure/Portrait Drawing and 2D-Conceptual Design/Visual Thinking.
Fall 2020- Spring 2021 (Grades 11-12/ Gap Year )
( 2 hours instruction weekly+ 3 hours additional required independent studio time)
This full year program is comprised of three areas of concentration emphasizing strong technical and communication skills for storytelling. Each concentrated area of study combines conceptual, critical and creative thinking in the development of a personal vision and fosters the growth of a verbal/visual vocabulary crucial in developing quality works of art. Students are required to attend , 2hours instruction sessions and addition 3 hours of independent studio work supported by our highly qualified instructors.
Topic covered in instruction time:
Observation Drawing -Focused topics include composition, proportion, value relationships, edge relationships, modeling, materials, stylization and perspective drawing, narrative construction within the drawing.
Figure Drawing/Portrait - Fosters development of work that represents observation, representation skills of the study of human body.
2D Design- Conceptual Art Methods, processes, and conceptual thinking regarding solving graphic design problems. Study of color and mastery in concept, composition, and execution of ideas.
Accelerated Portfolio Development Program (Sept-Dec )
(3 hour instruction+6 hours supervised studio work weekly)
This course is designed for students who are in the final phases of college application and portfolio submission. The programs’ topics will be assigned in specific areas of each students’ needs and their chosen college requirements. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to choose a concentrated work plan in one or more of the following topics; Painting, Observation Drawing, Figure Drawing and Conceptual Design/Visual thinking. Students are required to attend a 3 hours instruction session and minimum 6 hours of supervised, in studio work weekly.
Some of the schools to which our students have been accepted and attend:
School of Visual Arts
Rhode Island School of Design
VCU School of the Arts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Cleveland College of Art and Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
New York University
University of Maryland
Ringling College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Savanah College of Art and Design
Laguna College of Art and Design
Late enrolling students may be accepted :
please contact program coordinator Nahid Linares for information or to schedule an interview