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Advanced Teen Summer Courses

One River School has developed a unique Summer Program for motivated teens that offers the most innovative approach to Art and Design education for advanced students in Grades 9-12.

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OVERVIEW

One River School's Advanced Teen Summer Courses guide students in the creation of unique, high quality art and design works that demonstrate technical expertise.  Experienced educators provide students with the motivation, guidance and technical skills to take their work to the next level.

The program is structured to provide an experience that is both rigorous in its approach and individualized to the needs of each person’s artistic aspirations. 

COURSES

STUDIO ART OPTIONS

DRAWING
INTENSIVE

Demonstrate knowledge of reductive drawing techniques, isometric projection and linear perspective.

Create 2 final drawings:

#1 Observational Still Life

#2 Curiosity Inspired Drawing

FIGURE DRAWING INTENSIVE

Draw from a live model, rendering the figure through gestural, block-in method and continuous line drawings.

Create 2 figure drawings:

#1 Proportions & Measurement

#2 Figure in Light & Shadow

OIL PAINTING INTENSIVE

Get comfortable with oil paints, mediums and varnishes while learning techniques likes impasto, grisaille and value / color blocking.

Create 2 oil paintings:

#1 Traditionally Constructed

#2 Symbolic Painting

PRE COLLEGE
GUIDED STUDIO

Create 2-3 artworks that are individualized to your school application, portfolio gaps and personal interests.

Draft an artist statement

Participate in group critiques

Digitize your artwork

DESIGN OPTIONS

PHOTOSHOP
INTENSIVE

Advance your Photoshop skills  and learn how to make amazing digital paintings and flawless photo composites.

Create 2 final designs:

#1 Surrealist Self Portrait

#2 Wet Media Digital Illusion

ANIMATION
INTENSIVE

Explore pre-production, storyboarding, secondary actions and camera control in this advanced animation course using Adobe Animate.

Create 2 final animations:

#1 Original Story Test Play

#2 Original Animation Line Sequence

PRE COLLEGE
GUIDED STUDIO

Create 2-3 individualized artworks that are individualized to your school application, portfolio gaps and personal interests.

Draft an artist statement

Participate in group critiques

Digitize your artwork

UPCOMING EVENTS

Art College Fair 2021

ART COLLEGE FAIR

A FREE VIRTUAL EVENT | May 7, 2021 4PM

Learn How to Prepare Your:

◆ Art & Design Portfolio ◆ College Application ◆ Admissions Interview

One River School will be hosting a free, virtual event designed specifically for high school students who are interested in learning about the application, portfolio and interview process for higher education fine art and design programs. Join us to hear from admissions directors, professors and students at top art colleges and universities across the U.S. 

Panelists will answer questions like “What should be in my portfolio?”, “How do I stand out amongst other applicants?” and “How can I prepare for the admissions interview?”

This event is for: Parents and students considering a fine art or design programs, those in all stages of their portfolio development and Educators who want to learn more about today’s process.

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