Ashcan’s Summer Precollege Program is now being offered online! So whether you’re in middle school, high school or college, you can be a part of an intensive Visual Arts learning experience.
In these programs, the teachers and students prepare for the art school admissions process and the creative development of an outstanding portfolio together.
We’re proud that our new online experience is so much like the experience of being part of our studio community- a welcoming, diverse and supportive environment for the fostering of unique and creative talent.
How it works
We hold all online classes on a platform called zoom. It allows the instructor and student to interact safely from the comfort of their own home while experiencing the same quality of education they would receive in person at the studio. They can chat, share files, and screen share any media back and forth during the lesson.
PERSONALIZED LIVE LESSONS
We teach students based on their own skills and needs. We focus on what works best for each individual regardless of what class they’re taking with others.
All of our teachers provide live demonstrations of the work during the lessons so that each student can follow along more simply. Communication is the key in order to succeed at building the best educational atmosphere possible
Each course (drawing, painting, watercolor, etc.) will come with online video tutorials that will help the student study a bit more on their own outside of their regular lesson. They can watch the videos provided some time before or after the class in order to have a better understanding of the material they’re learning.
PRIVATE ONLINE MENTORING/CRITIQUE
- Art and Design / Young artist program – Conferences are provided each semester, which will cover personal progress consultations and follow-ups on our Young Artist Roadmap Action Plan.
- Art competition – Students will be recommended to apply for seasonal competitions after in depth evaluations. They will then be assisted throughout the preparation of their portfolios, completion of their applications and final submissions.
- Portfolio preparation – We know the importance of getting into not only the best schools but getting into a school that will be the best fit for the student themselves. We’re here to provide them with guidance in choosing which projects to work on for their portfolio and the most suitable majors that will cater to their strengths as an artist. Through private meetings outside of their regular session, additional work assessment is given to those in need.
All course supplies will be provided to those who have paid a material fee. It will be shipped to the student’s desired mailing address. All students who are not in the Portfolio Preparation and Art Competition class are required to pay the material fee unless otherwise instructed.
RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Your Instructor will provide you with a recommendation letter for College Admissions
Private online lessons are ideal for those looking for an interactive and productive lesson from abroad or even just at home. It makes scheduling flexible and there is no need to worry about time differences.
Each class will have a student to teacher ratio of about 6:1.
The portfolio is THE MOST critical component to a College or Graduate School application. Developing a unique and coherent body of work is of paramount importance and essential to the pursuit of higher studies.
Fine Arts & Design Program
The intensive VA course stimulates creative and critical thinking through the practice of experimentation in the studio. Process, open- dialogue, and familiarization with materials are all promoted and focused upon.
Young Artist Program
The program was developed to catapult and stimulate creativity through teaching young artists the historical and contemporary art techniques of sculpture, painting, drawing, and more. We encourage artistic expression and experimentation in order to develop skills, confidence, and openness to new creative ideas and cultures.
SCHEDULES – ONLINE
|Join any of our four sessions to experience 2 weeks of online classes.|
|Portfolio Preparation Intensive Session Schedule / 10am – 2pm|
|1st session: June 29th, Mon – July 10th, Fri (2-week long / 10 Classes)|
2nd session: July 13th, Mon – July 24th, Fri (2-week long / 10 Classes)
3rd session: July 27th, Mon – August 7th, Fri (2-week long / 10 Classes)
4th session: August 10th, Mon – August 21st, Fri (2-week long / 10 Classes)
|Fine Arts & Design Session Schedule / 10am – 1pm|
|1st session: June 29th, Mon – July 9th, Thu (2-week long / 8 Classes)|
2nd session: July 13th, Mon – July 23rd, Thu (2-week long / 8 Classes)
3rd session: July 27th, Mon – August 6th, Thu (2-week long / 8 Classes)
4th session: August 10th, Mon – August 20th, Thu (2-week long / 8 Classes)
|Private Lesson Schedule|
|Please Contact us for signing up for your private lesson.|
Your schedule will be decided and matched through further consultation.