Our unique Art Portfolio Program prepares students to develop their portfolio and artwork in preparation for post-secondary studies in art, design, architecture, and more. Students are taught by professional, experienced artists and teachers through weekly classes and earn 2 high school art credits per year!
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Unique Art Portfolio Preparation Courses with High School Art Credits
Why Choose UMC High School?
8 Professional Taught Sessions & 6 Studio hours per week
Opportunities to present ongoing projects
Earn Art Credits
Earn 1 high school art credit per semester
One on One Feedback
Individual one-on-one critiques
The art portfolio program focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two and three-dimensional artworks through a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct artworks and explore connections between art and society.
The studio courses enable students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.
The course will also include activities and excursions in the local area, group critiques, and discussions. Students will have the opportunity to present their ongoing projects in group critiques as well as having individual one-on-one critiques with the instructor and other faculty. The course will include perspective drawing, color, basic drawings, and observation drawings. The instructors begin the process by placing a large emphasis on drawing skills, mastering composition, and building up colour skills through strong color study.
Mr. Ibrahim Rashid
With 30 years of professional teaching experience, Mr. Rashid has been teaching in contemporary studio-based education. He is experienced in teaching high school arts and portfolio preparation. He has also explored and examined different tools and media to achieve various expressions for a variety of purposes, such as painting, drawing, printmaking in analogue, focuses on academic experience and educational practices. Some of these explore the landscape, the hu¬man body, and function to suggest a state of mind or circumstance.
As an artist, his artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in several art galleries and art museums in Europe, Asia, and the USA over the past twenty-five years along with some public art projects. He was awarded several prizes and grants from both Canada and Sweden, including:
- Ontario Council for The Arts, Canada, 2012
- IASPIS “The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists” 2011
- Ontario Council for The Arts, Canada, 2010
- Canada Council for the Arts, 2007
- Swedish Council for the Arts, the Arts Grant Committee, Sweden,2006-2007
- The Swedish National Council for Culture Grant, 2005
- The Arts Grant Committee, Sweden, 2003
- The Arts Grant Committee, Sweden, 1996
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Student Portfolio Samples
An artist’s portfolio is an edited collection of an artist’s best artwork intended to showcase their style or method of work. A portfolio is used by artists to show employers their versatility by showing different samples of current work.
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During class time, teachers delivered all the lessons professionally and patiently. They always put a lot of time and effort into helping out assessments and exams whenever we requested.Kuo, I-Hsuan EileenGrade 12
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