Art School
Pre-College Portfolio Development Program

The Pre-College Portfolio Development Program (PDP) is designed to strengthen the foundation skills of gifted high school art students and broaden their awareness of career opportunities in the arts. Emphasis is placed on studio skills such as drawing, painting, color-theory, and sculpture.

The application period for 2016 PDP enrollment has closed. The application for 2017 will open in October 2016.

The FIA Art School offers many classes throughout the year for teens to develop their skills and strengthen their portfolios. Please contact the Art School for more information.

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Youth Membership Activity
Origami Engineering
May 14 • 1:00p–3:00p

Art School, Studio 1

Traditional origami is a celebration of symmetry and precision. A square of simple paper with careful folding can morph into an amazing butterfly, bird, fish or, with imagination and practice, a unique personal creation. Youth members will not only discover the art of origami but engineer a mobile that will allow the origami to hang and interact with the artist's home environment.

• Ages 5-7 will fold and create an animal mobile.
• Ages 8-12 will fold and create a peace crane mobile.

Students must have an FIA Youth Membership to participate. Memberships can be bought at the door for $20.
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Flint Institute of Arts
1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
p  810.234.1695
f   810.234.1692
Monday – Friday
12:00p – 5:00p
10:00a – 5:00p
1:00p – 5:00p
American Alliance of Museums MemberCharles Stewart Mott FoundationMichigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairsnational endowment for the arts