Workshops with Sarah Isusi
About Sarah Isusi
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.
Portfolio Development Workshop
Are you a rising high school senior with hopes of attending an art college? Join Gill St. Bernards Fine Arts Department Chair Sarah Isusi and her special guest, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Parsons School of Design and Whittemore Artist-in-Residence Todd Lambrix, for this intensive five day workshop to develop your winning art school portfolio!
Students will focus on creating artwork for a portfolio that reflects 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, and 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.
July 9th-July 13th