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Portfolio Preparation
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Price: 
$161.00

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 may be used in this class. / This class will not meet October 20. / Open to students ages 15–18. / View complete policies.

Scholarships are available for this class.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; newsprint drawing pad 18 x 24”; 2–4 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 kneaded eraser; 1 Pink Pearl eraser; roll of artist 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: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity. Comfortable shoes for standing.

Please Register Before: September 24
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 on or before August 13 and save $25.
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 9571 FA18
Date Start: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Date End: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Room: 
Morrison Building, Room M109
Age Group: 
Teens
Age Requirement: 
Open to students age 15–18
Days of Week: 
Saturday
Category: 
Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18
Prerequisites: 
Previous drawing experience.