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Summer Portfolio Workshop for High School Students

| | March 28, 2018

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  • Portfolio Review Workshop
    July 17, 2018 - August 14, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

       Get Started Early – This series of 4 seminars has been designed with the high school art student in mind.  It is targeted for those considering plans to apply to art colleges and university programs and thinking about planning their portfolio.  It is recommended for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.   All classes held at the NAA, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, Ma.

Prior to the first meeting, students will be asked to introduce themselves to each other via a social media platform and share images of their work.  Students will also be asked to research college admission requirements, for one institution of their choice, and be ready to share during the first workshop session. All students will be supported in the completion of, at least, two portfolio works by the end of the workshop.  Students will be expected to work outside of the workshop meeting times.

During the workshop students will complete 2 portfolio ready works of art.

Artwork # 1 will be done during studio session time and will be observational from either a still life or clothed model. Students may work in a variety of mediums including photography.

Artwork # 2 will be a personally meaningful work that will include students developing a proposal. This work will be done both in and outside studio session time and can be done in a variety of medium and any theme or subject of the student’s choosing – as long as it is personally meaningful.

Session 1, Tuesday, July 17, 6:00-9:00pm
Introductions, & review of class syllabus
Share research about college admission/portfolio requirements.
Student work critique – identify areas of individual strength and challenge – works will be viewed from shared online images or original works
NAA Gallery tour for inspiration
Developing a proposal for Artwork #2, a personally meaningful work
Guided Instruction, drawing from life

Session II, Tuesday, July 24, 6:00-9:00pm
Artwork #2 proposal conferencing with instructor or artist
Creating an artwork from observation – still life or clothed model

Session III, Tuesday, August 7, 6:00-9:00pm
Preparing Your Work for a Professional Portfolio Review
Artwork #2 update

Session IV, Tuesday, August 14, 6:00-9:00pm

Registration Fee $25

Click to download a PDF of Portfolio Review Workshop

All Student participants will also receive a 1-year Beginner Artist Membership & enjoy NAA membership benefits.


Marcia Nadeau, Fine & Performing Arts Chair, Pentucket Regional High School, West Newbury, Ma.

Aileen Maconi, Visual Art and Technology teacher, Newburyport High School



Venue Phone: 978.465.8769

Venue Website:

65 Water Street, Newburyport, Ma, 01950, United States

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