|Preparing your art portfolio for college admissions is a lengthy, and often stressful, process. It is also vitally important for those high school students interested in taking their passion for visual arts to a whole new and exciting level. This class will provide valuable insight into the steps involved and strategies to consider. The instructor has a long record of successfully advising teens on their portfolios, resulting in placements at many leading arts programs including RISD, MICA, SAIC, SVA, Pratt, Parson's, FIT, The University of the Arts, and Tyler School of Art. There will be group discussions (including an information session available for parent and child), as well as highly individualized instruction and guidance. Emphasis will be placed on defining a “personal vision” that will help differentiate the student and the body of work. The instructor will also reinforce basic concepts necessary in creating the portfolio – knowledge of materials, demonstration of strong technical skills, and proficiency in various subject matter and styles. All materials provided, but students should bring their own sketchbook or pad of bristol paper, preferably at least 14"x17".
Please note: Class skipped on Monday February 17
About the Instructor: Anna Neis is an artist, educator and lecturer. Neis is a representational artist of contemporary myth working in a classical realist tradition. She holds MFA degrees from Moscow Art Academy and New York Academy of Art. With over 20 years teaching experience, Neis founded Gemma Art Foundation in 2005. Gemma Art Foundation is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the education and promotion of fine arts. Her works have been shown nationally and internationally including New York, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo.