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Portfolio Development

fall 2018 Schedule

October 5 - December 14
Fridays, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
No class on November 23


Portfolio Development offers insight into building a portfolio and in to the art school admissions process. These studios are meant to help students increase both their inventive and expressive portions of their artistic portfolio while focusing on observational skill in section 1 and on elements of design in section 2.

Section 1 - Observational Drawing

This course offers high school students a unique opportunity to strengthen observational drawing skills and cultivate a personal point of view. Students explore traditional and innovative ways of rendering the observed world through a variety of styles and media.

Section 2 - Visual Thinking

This studio gives students the platform to explore their artistic ideas while developing strong fundamental elements essential for one’s portfolio.
Composition, line, balance, patterns, space and movement are all elements that will be explored through both exercises and personal imagery.

Program Information and Cost  

Course cost: $510


Instructions for Registration Form

Faculty BIOs

Andree Leduc received her MFA in 2D from MassArt (2014) in Boston, MA and her BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University(2004) in Montreal, QC. Canada. Her work has been shown in Montreal, Ottawa, Berlin, Boston, Providence and New York. Andree is a Visiting Artist Lecturer for the Painting departments and for Continuing Education at MassArt. She has also been a Visiting Artist, teaching papermaking for the 2D department at both the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA), Boston, MA. and at Mount Holyoke, South Hadley, MA.

James Lambert is an artist specializing in painting, sculpture and paper-making. His work has been exhibited internationally, and was most recently published in New American Paintings, the New England edition. Originally from Alabama, Lambert has been based in Boston for the past four years, where he teaches at MassArt, Bunker Hill Community College, and Mount Ida School of Design. His BFA and MFA are from Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art respectively.


For more information, contact Liz Reiser at or 617.879.7174.

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