Art Access is a portfolio development program for high school students that I teach at a local art center. Students apply to the program and are accepted based on a portfolio review. Each year the program offers students the opportunity to participate in an assortment of art experiences including: studio visits to local professional artists, museum trips, National Portfolio Day in Boston, community projects, organizing fundraisers, access to materials and techniques not always available in public school settings (like nude figure drawing and furnace glass blowing), and setting up an end of the year show of their work in a gallery.
This year we had six students participate in the program and these are some pictures from their show that went up last Friday.
This is a project that I discovered from an art teacher that I observed in Keene, NH. I loved how this project can be used to introduce basic cutting and gluing skills. My kids really enjoy learning about line through scribbling exercises and also had a blast creating the water effect for their ponds.