Art School
Pre-College Portfolio Development Program
Now Accepting Applications for the FIA Art School’s Pre-College Portfolio Development Program

The Pre-College Portfolio Development Program 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. Highly qualified art professionals assist students in producing competitive visual art portfolios for consideration by art colleges and design professions for admissions, internships, and/or scholarships.

Studio work is enhanced by a visit to the National Portfolio Day in Detroit each Fall; direct study of works in the FIA collection; and presentations from visiting artists, arts professionals, and college admissions representatives.

This three-year program furthers the career pursuits of visual arts students 2½ hours one evening each week for ten weeks from September through November and from February through April for a total of 6 courses. Scholarship assistance, based on need, ensures the program remains merit-based.

All grades may apply; freshmen will be given preference for the February 2017 start. Applications are due December 9, 2016

For details please attend the program introduction on November 14, 2016 at 5:30p in the Art School Lecture Room. Please RSVP at least three days prior.

For additional information contact the Art School at 810.237.7315 or
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PDP Form Packet

Download packet above to apply for the program.
Class Highlights
Figure Drawing
10.25 – 12.13 • 6:00p–9:00p
Members $206 • Non-Members $258
Beginner, Immediate
Instructor: Alla Dubrovich
Using the nude human figure as a subject matter, students will focus on proportions, mass conception, basic anatomy, equilibirium, foreshortening, and composition. Drawing of a head (portrait) will also be covered.
One-Day Workshop
Drawing Basics

12.10 • 10:00a–12:00p
Members $24 • Non-Members $30
Ages 6–8
Instructor: Karen Sutherland
Have fun while learning basic observational drawing skills. Kids will utilize fundamental art elements such as line, shape, color, space, and texture to create original drawings from themed still-life set-ups placed throughout the room.
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Flint Institute of Arts
1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
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10:00a – 5:00p
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Huntington Free Saturdays
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