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Mission statement

The School of Art and Innovation inspires each to student to take the first step to finding their authentic selves.

Vision

Through a rigorous creative process students can find their passion and begin to understand how their skills will challenge and change the world around them. In the studio environment, students have the freedom to explore and create new and diverse ideas. Students are encouraged to develop their ideas for projects by engaging in writing, experimentation, drawing, and exploring new mediums. Students will refine their ideas through thoughtful analysis, research and discussions on culture, literature and life experience in a safe environment that fosters the creative spirit. With this new found self-awareness students can work to find their passions and place in this world.

Portfolio Development 1 & 2 (PD1 & PD2)

The Portfolio Development (PD) program is a companion to our College Prep program. PD is specifically for students who intend to apply to an art or design school.

In PD-Level 1 students begin to focus intently on concept development, expanding skills in a variety of mediums, and on expressing creativity. In Level 2 students continue to work with even more intensity, preparing their portfolio to present at National Portfolio Day. In completing these programs students will have created an outstanding portfolio to aid them as they navigate college applications.

2023 Portfolio Development 1 Course Details

Overview: Three Portfolio Jams, each Jam is three days, One Retreat week

Student age: Incoming 10th, 11th grader, or 12th grade if taking a Gap year (College bound Fall 2024)

Prerequisites: Prior enrollment in Independent Studio or private interview/portfolio review with Dianne

Current enrollment College Prep-Level 1 program

Schedule:

Jam #1 March 17-18, 2023  Friday 2-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm

Jam #2 April 14-16, 2023  Friday 2-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm

Retreat June 26-30, 2023 Monday-Friday  11am-4pm daily

Jam #3 July 7-9, 2023   Friday 2-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm

Cost: $30 non-refundable registration fee due with application

$1900 Tuition due June 3, 2022

(includes supplies / Exception: Any paint projects larger than 16″x20″ will incur an additional paint supply fee and you will need to provide your own canvas).

Description

  • Ongoing concept development and guidance on art/design work
  • Access to professional-grade art supplies and tools
  • Special sessions learning skills from local professional artists
  • Guidance and personal coaching on preparation of artwork and interview skills for National Portfolio Day
  • Meetings with outside Design School representatives who offer personal feedback on your portfolio

2022 Portfolio Development 2 Course Details

Overview: Three Portfolio Jams, each Jam is three days, One Retreat week

Student age: Incoming 12th grader or year after HS grad if taking Gap year (College bound fall 2023)

Prerequisites: PD-1 or private interview/portfolio review with Dianne

Current enrollment in CAP (College Accelerated Program)

Schedule:

Jam #1 March 17-18, 2023  Friday 2-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm

Jam #2 April 14-16, 2023  Friday 2-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm

Retreat June 26-30, 2023 Monday-Friday  11am-4pm daily

Jam #3 July 7-9, 2023   Friday 2-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm

Additional Studio time by appointment only

Cost: $30 non-refundable registration fee due with application

$2700 Tuition due June 3, 2022

(includes supplies / Exception: Any paint projects larger than 16″x20″ will incur an additional paint supply fee and you will need to provide your own canvas).

Description

  • Intensive and ongoing concept development and guidance on art/design work
  • Access to professional-grade art supplies and tools
  • Special sessions learning skills from local professional artists
  • Intensive guidance and personal coaching on preparation of artwork and interview skills for NPD
  • A workshop on how to photograph and upload all artwork to SlideRoom for easy online submissions
  • Meetings with outside Design School representatives who offer personal feedback on your portfolio
  • Benefits from the School of Art and Innovation’s stellar reputation of having exceptionally creative and above-average students, as well as benefits from Dianne’s contacts at the most desirable art/design schools in the country.
  • Advertisement and participation in the Senior Art Show, as allowed by Washington State Phased opening