Artspace To Offer College Prep Courses For Students Planning To Major In Fine Arts

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Wed Sep 30 2009

Mary Poole, executive director of Artspace (, has announced that the art center will offer college prep courses Sept. 22-Dec. 8 for college-bound students wishing to major in fine arts. The courses will be held from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday evenings throughout the fall semester. Tuition is $145 ($135 for members) per semester. Students will learn how to build a portfolio showing a specific body of art work. Special attention will be given to the presentation of their work for the portfolio, including a constructive and thorough critique process. At the end of the series, students will have several finished projects suitable for their portfolios, and will have the tools to continue adding to their best examples. To register or for more information, please contact Lia Newman, director of programs and exhibitions, at (919) 821-2787 or e-mail

“The college prep courses at Artspace will provide high school students with the opportunity to build their portfolios and prepare for higher educations in fine arts,” said Poole. “Artspace is committed to offering quality educational programs to the community, and we are pleased to offer these classes.”

- All rising ninth- through 12th-grade students are eligible to attend these courses.

- Part two of the courses will begin Jan. 13, 2010.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, exhibitions or membership, please visit

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