Portfolio Prep program seeks to engage students in meaningful fusion between the academic and creative work that will propel their artistic creativity and excite them to follow their artistic path and about life itself. The mission of our program is to provide a strong base in traditional and contemporary techniques adequate to our times, with special emphasis placed on the individual development of their own voice in the visual art scene.
Our Art Portfolio Prep classes are for students grades 5 and up, preparing them to showcase their creative talent in a way that’s conducive to impressing admissions officers at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Art Magnet program, winning awards, securing scholarships, and top-ranked art colleges, and even, University level.
In a group class students learn together in a professional but relaxed atmosphere. We concentrate on observational drawing skills using a variety of 2-D media and 3-D, specific subject matter such as still-life set-ups, objects, natural forms, portraits and selfportrait, landscape and abstract thinking. Students learn different techniques for representational drawing and painting by focusing on and capturing what they see using contour line, basic perspective, value, shading and contrast to create a sense of form with understanding of space and volume, also color, texture and design for more complex and expressive artwork.
Composition is emphasized as students make purposeful decisions about how to organize space within a 2-dimensional picture plane. Working from observation, imagination, memory, students become comfortable thinking outside the box when it comes to their own creative possibilities with the goal of producing portfolio-quality work that reflects an individual style as well as understanding of foundational skills.
Our Portfolio Prep program guided by Artist/Instructor Sonia Hidalgo, who has more than 15 years experience preparing kids, with a 99% acceptance rate at art magnet schools helps the student to achieve a strong, original and creative portfolio that will propel their artistic development to the next level.
• Sketchbook 11”x14” with progressive studies, idea developments, creative compositions and designs that showcase experimental interest, aesthetic sensibility and personal direction.
• 10 large drawings, paintings, collages, photographs and other media that show the depth and range of a student’s talents.
• Preparing the student for the interview and test to the school they are applying to. Portfolio Prep
Course A=5 weeks program/1 class per week 3 hours long Sat: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM OR 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Course B=7 weeks program/1 class per week 6 hours long Sat: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Summer Camp Class/ Spring Break Camp Class 10+ years old Our art camps for children and teens in Miami area are offered during spring break/summer vacation or other school breaks. Children enter a creative space where they create, design, explore and use their imaginations.
Structured by week, each class focus in specific theme and techniques, every class changes from session to session, so your child can even take the same class multiple times, and s/he will always experience something new. Students manipulate their mediums through various implements and devices.
This is the class that takes art beyond a piece of paper! Make spectacular works of art using drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media approach to art where we will explore painting and printing with brushes, colored pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, markers, pastels, acrylics, watercolor, sponges, stamps, stencils, sticks, and experiment with a variety of brush-tools and more.
Summer/Spring Camp 1 Week/ 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM materials included.
Young Creative Program
Young Creative Program /for Kids 8-10 years old The Young creative continuous program provides a supportive, fun environment for children to develop creativity, stretch their imagination, and learn art concepts and drawing/painting techniques. Young creative schedule: 4 weeks /1 class per week/ 3 hour long each class Saturday: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
- Pablo Picasso
With more than 15 years of experience preparing kids, with a 99% acceptance rate at art magnet schools helps the student to achieve a strong, original and creative portfolio that will propel their artistic development to the next level.
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