Teen Art Shuffle
Teen Art Shuffle is our core teen art program that allows students to become well-rounded artists by shuffling projects across drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Students engage in One River School’s innovative curriculum inspired by contemporary artists that stimulates their imagination and helps them develop essential technical skills in a fun classroom environment.
Teen Focus on Drawing
Teen Focus on Drawing is designed for teen students who want to become experienced drawers with strong technical skills. Students master the principles of using line, tone, light, texture, composition, spacial depth and perspective through fun and engaging drawing projects.
Teen Focus on Manga
Teen Focus on Manga allows students to develop skills across illustration, character design and storytelling while concentrating on traditional and contemporary Japanese Manga style. Students use illustration markers, Sakura pens, Kuretaka ink nibs and watercolors to create inspiring artworks that represent their unique artistic voice inspired by Manga.
Teen Digital Art Shuffle
Teen Digital Art Shuffle is One River School’s core digital art and design class that brings fine art and technology together by providing students with the tools, software and inspiration to make art on a virtual canvas. Students shuffle projects across digital drawing, digital paintings, graphic designs and animation using the latest software and digital tools including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & Animate and XP-Pen Tablets.
Teen Focus on Design
Teen Focus on Design is specifically designed for digital artists interested in commercial and graphic design who want to explore industry relevant skills such as: branding, logo creation, visual identity, and layout. Students will establish their unique artistic voice as a designer as they create designs with a focus on practical and professional use.
*Students must demonstrate experience using Adobe Photoshop or have completed a minimum of one year in One River School’s core digital program, Digital Art Shuffle.
The Portfolio Development Program at One River School is the most comprehensive and sophisticated approach for helping pre-college teens create a portfolio that expresses their individual artistic sensibility. We have refined our program over the course of the last five years and we have seen numerous students from our school achieve entry into prestigious art schools nationally.
The program consists of an intensive class that allows for a structured series of art projects that help to fulfill the requirements for a college portfolio presentation. Instructors provide specific and customized requirements from student’s selected schools to tailor the program to a multitude of formats.
Our instructors are all Masters level educators who have detailed hands on experience in helping to shape and guide a student’s artwork so that it demonstrates the most proficient form possible. While revisiting the fundamentals of drawing and painting in the classical tradition, our curriculum also connects students to what is current and relevant in today’s art world providing a more compelling and interesting narrative to their personal portfolio. Instructors guide students from realization of their artwork to a final documentation that is portfolio ready. Class discussions and critiques help students learn to discuss their artwork and answer portfolio interview questions, preparing them in all areas of the college admissions process.