Art Portfolio Prep
*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 07/31/2020
Dates of Camp: July 26-31, 2020
Cost of Camp: $930 Residential; $775 Commuters
We will be using CampDoc for our online registration system. We are again partnering with CampDoc (an online registration program) to better serve our campers and staff. CampDoc offers online registration and an electronic health record system for campers. The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Alfred University Summer Health Staff will have access to camper health information.
To gain access to our online application, please go to our website at https://www.alfred.edu/about/community/summer-camps/residential-camps/academic-camps/art.cfm
This is an intensive summer camp for high school juniors and seniors preparing portfolios for art school admissions and for those about to enter an art program. Each day will include a morning session devoted to drawing and an afternoon session in which students work on a printmaking project and a digital-based project. Optional evening work sessions will also be offered.
The drawing sessions will cover fundamentals while addressing more advanced concepts. Most college art programs require a portfolio of drawings that demonstrate a range of skills and reflect how an artist sees and thinks about composing the rectangle. Drawing requires the artist to see the whole composition and quickly go through a series of comparisons while having their hand keep pace. The workshop will break those steps down, helping students build portfolios that reflect a more advanced approach to drawing.
In the afternoon printmaking sessions, students will spend the first half of the week on a combination block print and design project. In the second half of the week, they will work on a two color silk screen project.
At the end of the workshop, students will get overall advice on what to include in their portfolio and will learn how to document their work and how to digitally prepare and format their portfolio.
Who Can Attend?
This program is open to campers entering their junior or senior year of high school who wish to continue their education at the art school of their choice.
Campers arrive between 2:00 and 4:00 PM on Sunday for registration and leave after lunch on Friday. Sunday registration is followed by orientation, dinner and welcome activities. Classes begin Monday morning. Throughout the course of the week each camper will be given a one-on-one portfolio review and college counseling session.
2-4 PM Registration, Meet the Staff, and Get Settled in the Residence Halls
4:30 PM Camp Welcome/Orientation, followed by dinner, a campus tour, a welcome reception at the new Alfred Ceramic Art Museum and evening activities
Each day will have a morning and afternoon session. They will include introduction to several different art media with continuation of work throughout the week. There will also be daily and some evening studio time along with individual portfolio review and college counseling sessions.
Morning Session: Art Show and wrap-up
Camp ends after lunch - campers vacate residence halls by 2:00 PM.
Alfred University admissions interviews are available by appointment on Friday afternoon. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Admissions at 607-871-2115.
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