Observational Drawing and Portfolio Development

For Grades 9 through 12

Fall 2014
October 17 - December 19, 2014
Fridays, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Observational Drawing and Portfolio Development offers high school students a unique opportunity to strengthen observational drawing skills and cultivate a personal point of view while gaining insight into building a portfolio and the art school admissions process. Students explore traditional and innovative ways of rendering the observed world through a variety of media and styles. Taught by artist/educator Kevin Townsend and designed in collaboration with MassArt Admissions, the class encourages students to move beyond typical neutral studies and build skills in pursuit of a strong, singular personal vision and voice through focused drawing assignments and critiques.

Please note that there will be nude models and parental consent is required.

Kevin Townsend is an artist, educator and former master printer for Hand Print Workshop International. He has taught at MassArt, Monsterrat College of Art, Maine College of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design. Kevin has been a visiting artist/educator at the ICA Boston and Museum of American Art and has developed curriculum for the ICA, MassArt's Summer Studios, River Tree Arts and East Brunswick High School. Kevin holds a BFA from Corcoran. 


Registration Form 

$450. Payment is due in full on or before October 6, 2014.

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