Jul 26, 8:00 am - Jul 31, 1:00 pm

Art Portfolio Prep Summer Camp

Dates of Camp: July 26-31, 2020 Cost of Camp: $930 Residential; $775 Commuters

Complete the online Registration form at  
Deadline May 1, 2020

The Program:
This is an intensive summer camp for high school juniors and seniors preparing portfolios for art school admissions and for those about to enter an art program. Each day will include a morning session devoted to drawing and an afternoon session in which students work on a printmaking project and a digital-based project. Optional evening work sessions will also be offered.

The drawing sessions will cover fundamentals while addressing more advanced concepts. Most college art programs require a portfolio of drawings that demonstrate a range of skills and reflect how an artist sees and thinks about composing the rectangle. Drawing requires the artist to see the whole composition and quickly go through a series of comparisons while having their hand keep pace. The workshop will break those steps down, helping students build portfolios that reflect a more advanced approach to drawing.

In the afternoon printmaking sessions, students will spend the first half of the week on a combination block print and design project. In the second half of the week, they will work on a two color silk screen project.

At the end of the workshop, students will get overall advice on what to include in their portfolio and will learn how to document their work and how to digitally prepare and format their portfolio.