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Portfolio Prep—Online (Ages 14-18)

In this hands-on studio course, students will not only develop new works of art to round out their portfolios for upcoming college applications but they will also select, revise, and edit their existing works. Through dynamic workshops and one-on-one meetings with SAIC faculty and admissions staff, students will discover the most effective way to document and organize their work and represent their unique points-of-views as artists to the colleges of their choice. This course also places emphasis on studio time and support from faculty to create final projects that will enhance student's overall portfolio presentation. Additional resources such as artist presentations, and virtual visits to the Art Institute of Chicago and other cultural institutions supplement the course curriculum.

Class will not meet on November 27, 2022.


The registration deadline is September 23 at 1 pm.


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Course end date
Class meeting time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class meeting days Sunday
Building and room Online
Course number 2380
Course instructor Cathy Hsiao