Arts College Prep and Portfolio Development – Ind. Study



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Arts College Prep and Portfolio Development – Ind. Study

This Independent Study opportunity is for students who are specifically exploring acceptance to visual arts programs after high school, particularly those requiring an art portfolio.

Suggested to students entering 11th grade (but available to anyone), this course will bring students through either the college search process or the portfolio development process based on the student’s and family’s need.  Students may spend time evaluating college choices, exploring requirements, evaluating current work, focusing deeply on a long-term subject or theme, creating digital and live application portfolios and essays, working on personal interview skills, creating artist statements and/or finally, applying to the programs of their choice.  For any student in this position, time should be allotted for college research or serious art-making during the semester.

The instructor will meet with both parents and students for an initial strategy meeting, and after that students will meet 3-5 times live with the instructor.  Additional feedback, mentoring, and communication to continue throughout the semester via email. Goals will be determined on an individual basis at the outset of the semester.


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Julie Rohr has taught for the past 20+ years in many areas of art and culture.  She knows there is more to enjoy in great art than just “The Last Supper.”  Ms. Rohr has personally developed a series of Art History courses that delights and engages students.  Her drawing classes have seen participants grow in leaps and bounds!

Both parents and students praise Julie Rohr as having a knack for presenting material in a way that makes it interesting to understand and absorb.  She is known for her enthusiasm and insight into the arts.  More than once, she has been proclaimed as “my favorite teacher.”


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