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Portfolio Preparation Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 312 Portfolio Prep: Alternative Printmaking Studio 0.00 credits Meghann Harris $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 to 11/18/2017 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12: Printmaking is a historically rich art medium that can be explored in innumerable creative ways. For the process driven artist, this alternative printmaking course focuses on disciplines in print that can be practiced in and out of the YPS studio. Student will use a variety of materials to learn about relief, transfer, and stencil processes for printmaking. Note: No class on September 30. Instructor: Meghann Harris earned both her BFA in Graphic Design and MAT degree from MICA. Her expertise includes design thinking, and digital media.
NCYP 352 Portfolio Prep: Enhancing your 2D Portfolio: Drawing and Painting 0.00 credits Ryan Foti $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 to 11/18/2017 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. Whether preparing a portfolio for the AP Studio Art exam or college application process, this new series of class serves to inform young artists on what makes a portfolio stand out, and how to achieve a high score or gain entry into the institute of their choice. Students are asked to work on artworks inside and outside of the YPS classroom. Using reflective processes, artists will take the start of an idea, and fully flesh it out through a series of frameworks that promote inventive solutions to finalizing artworks. The power of observation plays a part in each piece, as the instructor guides students in whole group and one-on-one discussions for showing off technical skill sets in a variety of 2D media. Other focal points of the class: how to consider the full composition, novel approaches to mark making and media use, how to speak professionally about your body of work, and the power of critique. Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 353 Portfolio Prep: Enhancing your 3D Portfolio 0.00 credits Mary Munday $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 to 11/18/2017 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Whether preparing a portfolio for the AP Studio Art exam or college application process, this new series of class serves to inform young artists on what makes a portfolio stand out, and how to achieve a high score or gain entry into the institute of their choice. Students are asked to work on artworks inside and outside of the YPS classroom. Using reflective processes, artists will take the start of an idea, and fully flesh it out through a series of frameworks that promote inventive solutions to finalizing artworks. The power of a refined form plays a part, as the instructor guides students in whole group and one-on-one discussions for showing off technical skill sets in a variety of 3D media. Other focal points of the class: how to consider the whole form, surface considerations, mixing media, how to speak professionally about your body of work, and the power of critique. Note: No class September 30.
NCYP 354 Portfolio Prep: Enhancing your Photography Portfolio 0.00 credits Amanda Foti $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 to 11/18/2017 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Whether preparing a portfolio for the AP Studio Art exam or college application process, this new series of class serves to inform young artists on what makes a portfolio stand out, and how to achieve a high score or gain entry into the institute of their choice. Students are asked to work on artworks inside and outside of the YPS classroom. Using reflective processes, artists will take the start of an idea, and fully flesh it out through a series of frameworks that promote inventive solutions to finalizing artworks. The power of refinement plays a part in each piece, as the instructor guides students in whole group and one-on-one discussions for showing off technical skill sets in the camera and in Photoshop. Other focal points of the class: how to consider the whole composition, experimental approaches in digital and film processes, how to speak professionally about your body of work, and the power of critique. Note: No class on September 30.