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    Ashcan Studio’s Pre College Portfolio Prep Program

    Ashcan Studio’s Pre College Portfolio Prep Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Four Weeks, Other
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Fashion
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Our Summer Intensive Program is designed for all Ashcan students who wish to apply to colleges the following Fall/Winter (for admittance in the Fall of the following year). During the school year, high school and college students rightly must focus most of their time on their school work and so have limited time to dedicate to their portfolio.

    The portfolio is THE MOST critical component to a College or Graduate School application. Developing a unique and coherent body of work is of paramount importance and essential to the pursuit of higher studies. The Visual Art Programs at Ashcan will help you stimulate creative and critical thinking through the practice of experimentation in the studio. Process, open- dialogue, and familiarization with materials are all promoted and focused upon. We encourage artistic expression and experimentation in order to develop skills, confidence, and openness to new creative ideas and cultures.

    The Summer Intensive allows students to give their portfolio the necessary time and attention to develop to its highest quality. In addition, the summer at Ashcan is a focused, nurturing, and ambitious community of art students whose success influences one another. The daily art practice in a summer dedicated to the portfolio has been a huge element in the outstanding achievements of Ashcan’s students, allowing their portfolios to stand out so well to college recruiters.