Ashcan's pre-college Portfolio Preparation courses are geared toward students wishing to apply to a BFA or MFA degree program with an outstanding, scholarship worthy portfolio. You will build a body of work to be used for an art school and university art program admissions portfolio. We offer courses in Portfolio Preparation which include: Drawing; Painting; Sculpture; Figure Studies; Film/Animation; Fashion Illustration; Fashion Design and; Garment Construction
2015 Spring Intensive Program
The Spring Intensive allows students to give their portfolio the necessary time and attention to develop to its highest quality. College Portfolio Preparation Our Spring Intensive Program is designed for any student who plans to apply to an art school or university art program. The Intensive Program allows you to focus most of your time on developing your portfolio. The daily art practice dedicated to the portfolio has been a huge element in the outstanding achievements of Ashcan's students, allowing their portfolios to stand out so well to college recruiters. Major classes to choose from: Figure Drawing; Graphic Design; Illustration; Painting (oil and acrylic paint); Sculpture (clay work and casting); Fashion Design (Garment Making); Jewelry Design; Architectural Design; Interior Design; Film; Animation
Our Pre College Sculpture courses are for high school or college students who wish to enter a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) program.
Pre-College Garment Construction
Students learn the professional techniques used in the construction of garments. Pattern making, sewing, cutting, construction, and finishing techniques are used to create garments in cotton or cotton-type fabrics. Students will end the course with one completed garment. In the Garment Construction course students learn the professional techniques used in the construction of garments. Pattern making, sewing, cutting, construction, and finishing techniques are used to create garments in cotton or cotton-type fabrics. Areas of concentration are the garments fit, balance, style, creativity and proportion.
As students develop their drawing skills, they investigate historical and contemporary fashion and use it as a resource for their own fashion designs. The Fashion Design class begins with instruction on how to draw the standard fashion figure, which will be used as a base for a series fashion sketches and illustrations. Finally, using the fashion figure, students illustrate their own line of garments in detail, using pen, ink, marker, and wash techniques.