Portfolio Preparation: Drawing for High School Students 01 (Summer 2013)
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 and 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 presentations, and regular homework assignments. / Professional nude models will be used in this class. / Both sections 01 and 02 are the same. Choose the section that best fits your schedule.
What to bring: A pad of 18 x 24" or larger newsprint drawing paper; peel and sketch charcoal pencils; vine charcoal; pencils; pink pearl eraser; small notepad. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting. / Students should anticipate an additional cost of roughly $75 for additional materials (not included in tuition).
Students in this class must be at least 15 years of age, and no older than 18 years of age, the date of the first class meeting. View our complete policies here.
Successfully complete your Portfolio Preparation class and receive a $50 application fee waiver valid toward your MCAD undergraduate application.
Full-tuition scholarships for this class are readily available! If you are eligible for the free or reduced priced lunch program at your school, or demonstrate other economic need, we strongly encourage you to complete a short scholarship application. Scholarship generously funded by the Coyne Foundation.
Download a pdf application here. Please note that scholarships do not cover the cost of supplies, which usually amounts to roughly $75.