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Concrete Wall

Portfolio Development

This course is designed for anyone who would like to grow their art portfolio. A portfolio is a body of work containing 12-20 pieces of artwork that preferably includes a variety of subjects and mediums. This course is absolutely for anyone who wants to continue to take arts courses at the collegiate level, but it is also for anyone who wants to gain deeper understanding into how to creatively express your ideas through art. In this course we will look deeper into Photography, Perspective, Painting, Sculpture and Drawing. We will also look at what some of the entry applications into art schools are asking for and discuss what makes something successful versus less successful in expressing its intent and composition.

The ideal college admittance portfolio has a range of drawings and painting in addition to a few pieces in the student’s area of interest, such as photography, film or fashion illustration. This class will require at least one hour each week of homework outside of class time to develop these pieces. This class will also require some specific art supplies to ensure your artist has the materials at home to successfully complete assignments to grow their artist portfolio.

Studio time per week one hour, expected time at home per week two hours.


Copy/Supply fee: $45.00 (paid to Jennifer Kidd due at Orientation or at the first class attended)
Tuition fee: $400 ($40.00/month for 10 months - August-May or $46/month if prorated)


Jennifer Kidd

B.S. Art Ed

Jennifer is excited to join the team of educators here at the Bridge. She has a Bachelors of Science in Art Education from VCU. She has taught in Virginia for over 10 years; at Jamestown High School and Colonial Heights High School. Jenn holds a current Va teaching license to teach art to K-12. One of her favorite traditions is never deleting photos off her phone. At this moment she has over 44,000 pictures saved on her phone. One of Jenn's favorite aspects of being a teacher is watching students' skills grow. In her 20 years span of teaching, she has had the opportunity to watch many of her students move into their desired art careers. Jenn's husband and four kids meanwhile, love using her home studio for their ping pong games, lego builds, and sometimes for making art; but mostly Lego.

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