ONLINE -  HIGH SCHOOL PORTFOLIO GROUP

If you are a high school student with a strong interest in the visual arts, and you live outside of the Fort Lauderdale area, or you prefer working from home, this class was created for you!

Open to high school students entering grades 9 through 12, as well as, just-graduated seniors, this afternoon class provides an intensive studio workshop program across various art media.

A primary goal of this class is to help young artists develop a distinctive vision and voice by incorporating new artistic and technical processes that enhance the creative process and help them to develop a strong portfolio of work for college applications

Group Limited to a maximum of 5 students

Student & parent will receive:

  • Email response to mid-week or between call questions within 24 hours

  • Portfolio preparation advice - selecting strongest works for college application and AP portfolio with explanations

  • Customizing portfolios and proof-reading essays to match each college application

  • Portfolio image cleaning,  editing and resizing of digital images for each application

  • Recommendation Letter after 2 months of continuous classes.

When:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Includes:

Virtual Open Studio Hours

Monday from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Plus: 

Weekly 30 Minute online one-on-one coaching, personalized check-in.

Wednesday 1:00pm -3:30pm 

Where:

Zoom Platform

Investment:

Weekly = $225 per person

(2 group sessions - 1 hours each;

1 one-on-one zoom coaching call,

Virtual Studio).

PACKAGE OF 5 WEEKS IS $1,000.

Full credit given for notice of non-attendance 24+ hours in advance, 50% credit with 12-23 hours notice.  No credit with less than 12 hours notice of non-attendance.

First Meeting:

Each program begins with a  one-on-one first meeting where I will review your current portfolio of work with fair, honest and constructive feedback about your expectations for artistic development.

Commitment, goal setting, visioning and learning gaps will be assessed and addressed, as will specific college requirements, application processes and career choices.

Personalized Curriculum:

You and I will create a personal study curriculum with individualized assignments that combine observational skills with personal interests and goals to create a theme and a range of work that demonstrates the passion and personal voice necessary for an outstanding professional portfolio.  Artistic thinking in the form of guiding questions, limitations, experimentation, research, risk-taking and revision are incorporated as part of this program.

 

I will advise specific art courses at high school, pre-college programs, and other institutions to further develop your portfolio and make the best use of your time. My coaching skills allow me to help you customize a practice that empowers you to create in your own personal way.

Weekly Accomplishments:

 Each week will begin with feedback on work accomplished and you will have the opportunity to articulate your intentions, success and failures.  You will be encouraged to articulate your thinking about art orally, and in writing, as further preparation for the rigors of college. 

I will recommend national and local competitions to generate additional recognition and scholarship opportunities.  

Portfolio Assignments:

will be re-evaluated and revised over time as you develop to create the strongest possible result. Assignments will include research and writing about art as well as art creation in a variety of media.  More than half of our weekly class will be devoted to supervised art creation with instant feedback and guidance. All correction will be given with the end goal of encouraging you to engage more deeply with the work.

Personal Commitment:

As your teacher/coach, I am committed to nurturing your development, to offering positive, supportive guidance while challenging your perceptions and beliefs. I pass all my learning on to you, when it’s relevant to your goals.  Most importantly, I know that your artwork has to come out in your way and your style.

© 2020 Susan Convery