Winter 2016 Pre-College Art Program Portfolio Review

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10am - 2pm

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The Outreach Pre-College Program invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the New York City area to bring their portfolios as part of the application for its winter 2016 full-scholarship five-week art program. The portfolio review takes place December 12 from 10 a.m–. - 2 p.m. at 41 Cooper Square (at East 7th Street and 3rd Avenue) in room 101. You must also fill out an online application.

The Outreach Pre-College Program 2016 winter session will offer full scholarships to local high school students to create an artist book and zine project in the Cooper Union Letterpress Studio. Students will work with team instructors Pablo Diaz and Rachel Mendelsohn.  Outreach also welcomes back Ava’s Smile for a special “self portrait" project with guest artist Revital Brandes.

Your portfolio should include 10-20 original artworks, as well as sketchbooks. Bring samples of your artwork that best represents your abilities, motivation, and interests. Include drawings from observation—those made from looking at an actual object, place or situation. We recommend you bring your actual work not its representation on a display device.

Please note that this portfolio review is open only to those students who intend to apply to the Outreach Pre-College Program 2016 winter session and is mandatory for those applicants. See the application instructions for more.

The letterpress, graphic design, and digital photography-based art classes will take place Saturdays, January 9 - February 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Located at 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.