An Intensive Vacation Week Program

Xtreme!Week is an intensive week of art-making during February and April vacations. Students can choose a focus: Fashion Intensive, Design Drawing, or Drawing and Portfolio Development. Studios are taught by practicing artists. Xtreme!Week ends with a celebratory exhibition and fashion show of student creations.

February Xtreme! Week
February 15-19, 2016
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Exhibition and celebration: February 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

April Xtreme! Week
April 18-22, 2016
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Exhibition and celebration: April 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Course Descriptions

Fashion Intensive (Grades 7-12)
This robust introduction to fashion design gives students an understanding of how a piece of clothing is created from concept to drawing to construction. Students bring ideas from the drawing board to completion. A final fashion show gives the MassArt community the opportunity to see the results. Please note that although it is not mandatory, fashion students are asked to provide themselves with a model throughout Xtreme!Week. This makes it possible for the student to show two garments during the final fashion show. A Model Release form, to be filled out by the parent/guardian of the model, will be sent with the orientation letter. Students will not need a model for the first day of class.

Drawing and Portfolio Development (Grades 9-12)
This course focuses on drawing — the heart of a serious portfolio. Students develop drawing skills using a wide variety of media by learning how to draw from observation, memory, and imagination. Class time is also spent looking at how other artists found ways to express their creative ideas. For sophomores, juniors, and seniors this class will be an opportunity to develop work for your portfolio.

Fashion intensive class for high school students
2016 Xtreme!Week Registration
(Fillable PDF)

Instructions for Fillable PDF Registration

Cost: $590 (per session)
Payment is due in full 10 days before the program start date.





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