In the studio intensives, students will develop skills that lead to expressive and creative portfolio quality works. Projects will range from an hour to a few days. Students will explore mediums such as colored pencil, acrylic, graphite and watercolor, and more. Students will create 4-5 portfolio ready pieces in this course specific to their needs, at any stage of portfolio development.
The 2-week studio intensive course focuses on both observational projects as well as conceptual, as colleges most often look for both in a college ready portfolio. The 1-week studio intensive course is a transformative experience, covering essential techniques such as gestural drawing, mastering short and long poses, exploring a diverse range of mediums, and encouraging creative experimentation.
Please bring a few examples of what you consider to be your best works to the first class for a critique! Guidance on what colleges and universities look for in a portfolio will also be discussed. – Get feedback on your existing portfolio – Develop your artistic voice while exploring new materials – Life drawing from a live model – Small class size with lots of individual instruction and guidance
Projects may include:
1.How to show the passage of time visually in art- explore different techniques, objects and motifs to express time. EX: time of day, age, light movement and pauses
2: Figure Studies (2 days) – charcoal
3: Skeletal Studies (2 days) – pastel
4: Found Object Sculptures (2 days) – misc. objects
5: Interior Studies from Photograph (1 day) – ink & watercolor
*Optional Project 6: Still Life Studies – pastel
Note: Returning students from Summer Portfolio 2023 will be given unique projects in lieu of any project they completed last season (which may include projects such as magnification studies, cubist overlay portraiture, surrealist environments, etc.)