AWE Portfolio Sessions

September - December 2018

AWE Portfolio 2018
$45.00 per class  | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

September 10 – December 13  |  Students can arrive as early as 3:30 pm.  |  7 and 8 grade
$25.00 one-time materials fee

Portfolio is for 7th and 8th graders applying to NYC High Schools that require a portfolio of art work for admission. The materials fee includes presentation board, paint, canvas, pencils and paper. A student can choose up to 25 classes beginning Monday, September 10 until Thursday, December 13, 2018. To enroll, fill out the Portfolio online application. A student can choose as many classes as they may need. They can attend Portfolio either or both days and intermittently. Call or email for more information. Please note that classes will not be held on the holidays when NYC schools are closed. If you think your child needs more time, enroll in a AWE Summer Session beforehand. A student can get a lot of great work done then.

AWE Portfolio

This class is directed towards making art that can be used in a student’s PORTFOLIO in preparation for admittance to NYC high schools such as, La Guardia, Frank Sinatra and Murrow. We will primarily draw and paint. We will focus on technique and eye-hand coordination while building skills within the foundations of art. The elements of art: line, form, texture, value, space, color and composition will be emphasized. We will concentrate on figure and still-life drawing and painting as well as perspective drawing. Auditions at NYC art high schools begin in November until mid December. This class will be offered until mid December. Some of the work done will specifically prepare for the in-class drawing exam select art high schools require. AWE Fall Portfolio is a small class. It is hands-on guidance with individualized attention to each student’s specific needs and style. What does style mean? Each art student has a personal approach to making art. It can be seen in the stroke, detail, blending technique or over-all appearance. It is important to capture that style in a student’s portfolio. At the end of the AWE Portfolio program, we will view each student’s work and create a portfolio that is truly their own. It will be presentation-ready for any of the specialized NYC art high schools. AWE students have a high rate of acceptance into the art high schools of their choice such as; LaGuardia and Murrow.

AWE Fall Portfolio will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 until 6 pm. A student can arrive as early as 3:30 to begin working or setting up. Figure drawing sessions will be timed so that a student gets used to making composition decisions quickly. Some schools have an in-class drawing exam that is approximately 30 minutes. AWE prepares them to be comfortable drawing in a given amount of time. If a student is entering the 8th grade, there’s a lot of art to get done in a short amount of time. If a student is entering the 7th grade, now is a good time to prepare their skills and begin acquiring artwork for next year’s portfolio requirements.
Check out some of the art work done in 2017 Portfolio in Portfolio Art Gallery below.