This course is designed to develop a portfolio for applying to art schools and colleges. The emphasis is on original artwork. Students will build on skills covered in Drawing & Painting, and are encouraged to develop their own artistic style. Through a variety of projects relating to 20 th Century and current trends in Art, the student will reflect upon the work of artists which has some bearing on his/her own. This course provides the interested student a variety of opportunities to explore a wide range of media at an advanced level. In addition to the regular classroom instruction, Students are required to keep a sketchbook/journal, and must present an exit portfolio for course credit. Outside of class, they are expected to visit museums/galleries and keep an ongoing journal as they experience the artwork they see, responding critically and artistically, through reflection and artistic experimentation.