Intermediate Portfolio Development


This course is modeled after a college level foundation course in drawing and painting. It will introduce students to perspective, color, shape, line, form, and classical art techniques while helping them to master those same skills. Portfolio pieces in charcoal, acrylics, and other media will be developed. Through the concepts and skills developed in the course, students become prepared to take our pre-college Advanced Portfolio Development course.

10 Saturdays, Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13
nm: $510 • m: $485
Instructor: Laura Hammond-Toonkel
at Pershing Studios

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Laura Hammond-Toonkel is an adjunct lecturer and internship coordinator at Marist College’s Department of Art and Art History. She holds a MFA from Pennsylvania State University and a BFA from School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is included in corporate & private collections.

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