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Thinking about applying to art school or a specialized art program? Looking to advance your creative skills and learn more about being a professional artist? Just want to make some great art? Well if you’re in grades 7-12 then the Art Portfolio Development Summer Intensive for Teens is for you. Time is running out so sign up today!

The course will run over parts of four weeks in July, with a different medium to explore each week. Students can sign up for the full four-week experience or for single week sessions.

The first week will focus on drawing with pencil, pastels, charcoal and ink; the second will involve painting with watercolors, acrylic and more. Week 3  will be sculpture, using paper, plaster, recyclables, wire and wood, with a special focus on papier mâché; and the final week will find students doing printmaking using linoleum cut.

Conducted at 6 River Terrace in beautiful Battery Park City, artists will be able to utilize the extensive parkland as much as possible to hone their observational and expressive skills. There will even be two field trips – to the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Lower East Side Print Shop – to explore the cultural resources New York City has to offer. Finally, the students’ work will be featured in Battery Park City Parks’ 2018 Winter Art Exhibition and, potentially, at a special gallery opening at BPC Teen Night.

The course is taught by two BPC Parks Artist Educators — Sara Wolfe and Andrea Burgay. Both professional artists and artist residents at Studio in a School, Sara and Andrea have previously led the Summer Art Intensive and are excited to teach a new crop of talented artists this year.

A painter, Sara Wolfe earned her MFA from Rutgers University and in addition to the Art Portfolio Development course, teaches programs for BPC year-round (including Pre-K art and some Young Artists’ Workshops).

Andrea Burgay is a collage artist from Syracuse NY, who studied at the School of Visual Arts and teaches with BPC during  summer seasons.

More about the Art Portfolio Development Summer Intensive for Teens can be found here.

And check out BPCA’s full Summer Events Calendar here.

Dates & Rates: 

July 5 – 28; Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00PM
$900 for 4 weeks, $275/week

To register, call  212-267-9700 x 9348 or email registration@bpcparks.org.

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