2. Portfolio Prep (Mondays /Winter 2019)


2. Portfolio Prep (Mondays /Winter 2019)


PORTFOLIO PREP (3 options)

Two Portfolio Prep Sessions (6 Mondays each - 12 total) 

Portfolio Intensive (Oct 14/Indigenous Peoples’ Day): 

8TH GRADERS : I recommend that 8th graders enroll in the Fall 2019 Monday program and the One Day Intensive Oct. 14th. (And of course continue for the next three sessions if they want to develop their skills further.) 

7TH GRADERS: I recommend that 7th graders wanting to prepare their portfolios for 2020 fall auditions enroll in the Fall 2019 program (and continue in Winter 2019, Winter 2020, & Spring 2020, schedule for 2020 TBD) so they can have plenty of work to choose from when the auditions happen in Nov 2020.  

All portfolio prep sessions and intensives will focus on the elements of design, drawing from life and creating balanced compositions using a variety of materials as per the NYC high school portfolio guidelines. Each student will keep a daily sketchbook (provided and included in the supply fee). 

Limit of 6 young artists per session so I can provide individualized attention. 

Location: I am a teaching artist, all sessions will take place in my Kensington, Brooklyn studio on East 7th Street between Church and Beverly, close to the B103, F/G, Q/B 

About me: I have been an exhibiting artist in New York City for twenty-six years. I have had seven solo exhibitions and my work has been part of over thirty group exhibits at numerous venues in New York including: Art in General, PS122, HEREart, Momenta, NURTUREart, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Heskin Contemporary and Robert Mann Gallery. I have received several grants and awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. I have made art for three New York Park’s Department playgrounds. I am also a community organizer and make art to advocate for social and environmental rights. I have taught at Alfred University, Philbrook Museum, and Brooklyn Apple Academy. 

I earned an MFA from Alfred University in Alfred, NY in 2004. I received a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, NY in 1992. You can see my playground art at J.J. Byrne Playground and Underhill Playground both in Brooklyn. I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I live in Kensington Brooklyn with my partner (artist, illustrator, graphic novelist) Gideon Kendall and our eleven year old son Milo.

Session Dates, Tuition and Links to Enroll: 

FALL 2019 (6 Mondays / 4-6pm)

(Recommended for 8th graders developing a portfolio for November high school auditions.)

September 9,16,23

October 7,21,28

$270 plus $30 for supplies = $300

WINTER 2019 (6 Mondays / 4-6pm) 

November 4,18,25

Dec 2, 9, 16

$270 plus $30 for supplies = $300

PORTFOLIO INTENSIVE   (October 14th, Indigenous Peoples’ Day /  10am - 3pm)

(Recommended for 8th graders developing a portfolio for November high school auditions.)

$125 plus $15 for supplies = $140

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