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Advanced Art: Portfolio Development

  • Name:

    Advanced Art: Portfolio Development (DRAW310)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Intermediate Drawing (DRAW102), Painting: Watercolor (PTNG101), & Painting: Acrylic (PTNG102)

Advanced Art: Portfolio Development


This course is designed as an independent study. Students will work on their own to create a portfolio of at least four major works. These works can be designed around a theme and varied in media as the student creates his own plan for accomplishment with the direction of the instructor. Students will prepare a portfolio that may be used for entrance requirements into art schools or college. Additionally, students will participate in discussions about art and aesthetics.


The Arts were created to provide us with ways to worship. Most of us associate music with worship, but the visual arts are just as valuable! God created beauty, and through art we can reflect that beauty back to him. Just like musicians need training, artists need some training, too.

This class is aimed at the grade 11 and 12 students that would like to learn more about art, become more visually literate and proficient in their drawing, painting, and composition skills. As a student, you will select four areas of interest to explore and will prepare four pieces that represent your best work for use in college entrance art portfolios.

As part of the class we will also explore the field of aesthetics, the study of beauty, so that you are able to think like an artist, too.

So, I am looking forward to having you in class, and we can work together to expand your technical skills, expression of ideas, and to create a portfolio that will meet the college requirements.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I learned a lot from the quote discussion, feedback and class critique. Thank you.

I think this course offered a lot, and i enjoyed a lot of it.

Mrs. Klinker was extremely helpful throughout the process. Her advice was valid and easy to understand. She explained everything so well and I enjoyed her enthusiasm for art.