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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Multi-Arts, Arts, Painting & Drawing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This high school institute for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in aimed in preparing portfolios for art school admission and for those about to enter an art school program. Each day will include a morning and afternoon session. The week will begin with emphasis on drawing and move through design and printmaking.


    Most college art programs require a portfolio that includes drawing. Drawing demonstrates a range of skills and reflects how an artist sees and thinks about composing the rectangle. Drawing requires the artist to see the whole composition and quickly go through a series of comparisons while having their hand keep pace. The institute will break those steps down, helping students build portfolios that reflect a more advanced approach to drawing.

    Building on the language of drawing we will transition into a design project. Using collage, students will be challenged to create dynamic and well-organized images. We will discuss the basic design elements to consider when making an image. Those images will be the basis for a block print which will be printed by the students in our printshop. The week will end with discussions of the digital documentation and physical transporting of work.

    All levels, beginners encouraged.