Summer 2020 registration is open!
JumpstART ONLINE: PORTFOLIO PREP
This class will allow high school students to further develop their skills and conceptual development towards a completed art portfolio for college submission. Dr. Justin Sutters is the Director of the Art Education program at Mason and has extensive experience working with high school students, both as a teacher and one who prepares teachers. Students will be guided through numerous artistic processes such as printmaking, calligraphy, altered books, and handmade books. We will coordinate a materials kit through Plaza Art that can either be picked up curbside or delivered. Students can purchase additional materials but also use what they already have. We will make use of a lot of found objects as well. Students will conduct research on artists online and participate in daily sketchbook activities and written reflection.
Students will also have the opportunity to engage in critiques with the other students as well as receive individual feedback from Dr. Sutters. The class will also involve guest speakers from Mason that will provide more information about the college application process as well as feedback on their artwork. While the completely online format will provide some challenges, it also will provide students a lot of freedom and continue to cultivate an artistic practice on their own, which is excellent experience in preparing for art school.
Limited partial scholarships are available for this program! To apply, please email email@example.com and request application form.
Ages: Rising Grades 8th – 12th
Dates: See below
Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (M-F)
Location: Zoom & Blackboard (Details provided in Welcome Letter)
- Computer and/or tablet with internet access and audio/video capabilities
- Plaza Art Supply Kits (Details provided in Welcome Letter)
Students will be required to purchase their own supply kits through Plaza Art. Supply Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or delivery. Supply lists and ordering details will be available soon!
Director/ Instructor: Dr. Justin Sutters
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Dr. Sutters
“The projects were advanced and allowed the students to explore new materials and tools.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2018 ParentSee More Testimonials
“I was thrilled listening to my 16-year-old daughter talking about how much she loved the camp at the end of the day and what she learned.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2018 Parent
“My favorite part was learning all the different techniques of printmaking.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2018 Participant
“The teacher was fun and encouraging.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2017 Participant
“My daughter loved working with Jelli and intends to buy it to keep making prints.” – JumpstART Advanced Summer Studio 2017 Parent
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- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including camp schedule, supply list, web links, etc.
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