The Professional Portfolio


Ages: 9-17
Cost: $335 (deposit $65)
Schedule: Fridays, 2/3 - 5/12, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Jennifer Swan

Join us in this creative and independent class to explore your artistic self in a series of projects and energetic open studio time. This course is designed to help you create a visually strong portfolio as you explore an idea or theme, resolve issues of composition, color or message and follow a visual starting point to unexpected and exciting places. We will use the principles of art (balance, proportion, emphasis, movement, etc.) to guide us as we experiment with different mediums and techniques to create a body of work on a theme which may include drawing, inks, pastels, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, printmaking and sculpture. Students will be encouraged to work at home in a personalized sketchbook, a place for experimenting freely with all your artistic ideas. Each student will be given a portfolio case to fill with the artwork created in class. We will also learn about photographing your work and visit the Davis Gallery for an interview with their staff.