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Mon, Jul 09


Whittemore House

Workshops with Sarah Isusi

Intense Portfolio Development Workshop for High School Juniors & Seniors

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Workshops with Sarah Isusi
Workshops with Sarah Isusi

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2018, 10:00 AM – Jul 13, 2018, 3:00 PM

Whittemore House, 7, Rockaway Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08833, USA

About The Event

Portfolio Development

Summer Session

Sarah Isusi

Monday- Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

Students will focus on creating artwork for a portfolio that reflect the skills and quality that art schools are looking for in their prospective students. In building the portfolio, students explore a variety of concepts, techniques, and approaches to art making, designed to help them demonstrate their abilities as well as their versatility with techniques, problem solving, and ideation.

Throughout this session, students will work on observational drawing and painting, exploring a range of style, media and subject matter. Strong pieces of work reflecting careful observation, technique and skill will be completed from direct observation. Students will also work with conceptual ideas and design to expand their repertoire of contemporary subjects, styles and technique.

Isusi holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Master’s of Art in teaching from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She taught International Baccalaureate Art/Design at a high school in Baltimore City for many years before going back to graduate school to focus on her work. She earned an MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and soon after, developed the Fine Arts program at a Charter School for Performing and Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In both Baltimore and Philadelphia she taught during the school year, and immersed herself in the studio during the summers. For a move closer to NYC she accepted a position as Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Gill St. Bernard’s school in Gladstone NJ and is now in her sixth year. She teaches upper school Studio Art, Drawing and Painting, Portfolio Development and AP 2D Design. She is a member of the National Art Education Association and the NJ Art Education Association, as well as the Center for Contemporary Art in Bernardsville and the Print Center of NJ, where she takes classes and shows her work annually.


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