Ages 15+: Portfolio Preparation: Intensive Drawing Workshop (Fall 2014)

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Register soon. Only 5 spots remain.

This intensive drawing workshop is designed to help motivated high school students, adults, and transfer visual arts students develop exemplary drawings for their portfolios.

Students will work with still life and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a good drawing: Composition; structure; value; line; and expression. In addition, students will gain knowledge of a larger "art vocabulary" for critique and discussion.

Studio instruction will be supplemented by tips on how to compile an outstanding and professional portfolio, presented by members of the MCAD Admissions staff. Professional nude models may be used in this workshop. This class is open to high school students, adults, and transfer students from two- and four-year colleges. / Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. / Open to students ages 15 and above.

What to Bring: 18 x 24" pad of newsprint drawing paper; minimum of 4 sheets of high quality drawing paper; 16x20" drawing board; variety of drawing pencils; pencil sharpener; eraser; vine charcoal; small notepad or notebook; and sketchbook.

Please Register Before: October 16

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. UPDATE: This class has met minimum enrollment.

Class Scholarships and Savings

/ Economic need-based scholarships available. Apply now.
/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
/ More tuition savings. Do you qualify?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: 2D 9444
Dates: Oct. 23 – Oct. 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Scott Hochhalter
Morrison Building Room M205
Non-Credit Tuition: $76.00

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