College Prep

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Photo of Director of College Admissions from Pratt Institute is visiting Bridgeview to critique portfolios and advise students on college admissions.

2017 - 2018 Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: September 18 - December 10 (12 weeks)

  • Winter Semester: January 3 - March 28 (12 weeks)

  • Spring Semester: April 4 - June 27 (12 weeks)

  • Summer July 5 - August 31 (8 weeks)

This class is ideal for HS students or adults who want to develop a high quality scholarship-earning portfolio. Usually we start with HS freshmen and continue working with them through the senior year when applications are due. Bridgeview has the most successful record of our students getting into the most competitive colleges, sometimes on full scholarships. SVA, Pratt, Cooper Union, MICA, RISD, FIT, Art Institute of Chicago and many others.

The Saturday classes focus more on drawing. General progression is from still life to portrait/self-portrait to the human figure. Media may include pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor.

The Sunday class focuses on painting techniques in oils, watercolors or other media of your choice. Same progression from still life to the human body is usually followed. Saturday is usually required as a prerequisite for the Sunday class unless a student has substantial formal training either from Bridgeview or LaGuardia or both.

Some design/composition/perspective/story board assignments are also given to students preparing specific portfolios for specific art majors like animation, interior design, fashion, illustration, architecture etc.

Time permitting, visits to studios of practicing artists and field trips to Museums and galleries will also be arranged in addition to working in class.

As an additional benefit for students, Bridgeview invites college admissions councilors who talk about their colleges and also review students' portfolios.

Nude models are used in this class, so parental consent is required.

Minimum Age 13

Saturday 3.30 - 6.30 pm
Instructor Ilya Mirochnik
$450 (12 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring

Sunday 4.30 - 7.30 pm Fall/Winter/Spring
Instructor Ilya Mirochnik
$450 (12 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring
(Sat class is a pre-requisite unless student has extensive formal experience)