Norfolk Arts Centre

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The Norfolk Arts Centre provides high-quality art education for learners of all ages. We work in partnership with local artists, community groups, schools and teachers to develop new education programs that are offered year-round.

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A portfolio is one of the many requirements of admission to a post-secondary art program. This 8-week course will assist with portfolio development for students applying to programs such as visual arts, animation, interior design, architecture, etc. This course will help a student improve their foundational skills, and for those with portfolio requirements, to prepare for admissions. At the end of the course, participants will leave with a digital portfolio of their course work.

This course will focus on skill development in still-life drawing, interior and exterior environmental studies, figurative work, portrait exercises, and sketchbook creation. Students will use a wide variety of media such as chalk pastels, acrylic paint, pencil crayon, and pen and ink.

The instructor, Christine Suchy-Shantz graduated from the University of Guelph with a specialized Honours B.A. in Fine Art in 1982. In 1984, she graduated with a B.Ed. from Althouse College at U.W.O. From 1986 – 2015, she worked for the Grand Erie District School Board as a teacher of Arts and Sciences. Although Chris has recently retired from education, she has not retired from her passion for teaching. Helping students develop no matter what their initial skills are the most important goal of this course.

This program is for secondary students.
8 weeks – Saturdays from 1 pm to 3 pm
October 19 – December 7
Course Fee $85