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Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18
Price: 
$245.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Students will work with still life, landscape, interior, and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a good drawing: composition; structure; value; line; and expression. Studio instruction will be supplemented by art history discussions, visiting artist and MCAD Admissions staff presentations, and regular homework assignments. / Professional nude models will be used in this class. / Both sections 1 and 2 are the same; choose the section that best fits your schedule. / Open to students ages 15–18. / View complete policies here. 

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. Drawing pad 18 x 24”- Canson pure white or Strathmore 400 series preferred; 2 sticks vine/willow charcoal soft or medium; 2 square blocks of soft compressed charcoal; one 2B graphite pencil; 1 of each; soft, medium, and hard charcoal pencils (Derwent, General’s, or Cretacolor); 1 white retractable eraser; 1 kneaded eraser; 1 fine point Sharpie; 1 role of blue painter’s tape or artist’s masking tape. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting. / Students should anticipate an additional cost of roughly $75-100 in total for materials (not included in tuition).

What to wear: Dark clothing preferred.

Alternative Course: Portfolio Prep Section 2-Both sections 1 and 2 are the same; choose the section that best fits your schedule. 

Please Register Before: June 15 

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 

Class Savings 

  • Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only). 
  • Additional savings. Are you eligible? 

Questions? 

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

SKU:
CST 9579 01 SU17
Date Start: 
Monday, June 19, 2017
Date End: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Room: 
M205
Age Group: 
Teens
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 15-18
Days of Week: 
Monday
Wednesday
Prerequisites: 
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.