Drawing/Art /Art Portfolio Preparation

Introducing Drawing / Art Lessons!

Melody Institute now offers 10-week sessions for private and group drawing/art lessons. Please call us for more information on scheduling.

  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Professionals
  • Portfolio Prep for
    College Applications



Beginner Drawing
Students will be introduced to some of the basic concepts in drawing while they create a simple still life from observation. 
The first series of projects will be created using drawing materials as students are introduced to formal elements like lines, negative/positive space, and value. 
The next series of projects will reinforce these concepts while students will learn “How to see” from direct still life observation. 
There will be an overview of the elements of composition, perspective, and drawing.
Inspiration will be drawn from historical and contemporary artists, and from our own imaginations and surroundings!
This class will help students to create the basic foundations of a drawing.
Emphasis will be on developing drawing skills while gaining self-confidence.


Group Lessons*
We offer art lessons that engage students in visual, kinesthetic, and collaborative storytelling which propel students to make meaning of individual and community experiences. The most important ability for students to learn is the ability to discover and search for answers, instead of waiting for answers to be given to them. By cultivating art experiences that challenge and captivate, students will embark on a journey of discovery through creation.

Art Portfolio Preparation Course for college Applications

Are you interested in applying for foundation or degree level at art college? If so you will need a good portfolio showing your talent and hard work. Portfolio Preparation for Art School will introduce you to the methods and tools you will need to build a portfolio of work.

You will be taken through daily exercises and mini projects to inspire new ways of thinking and working. We will focus on a different area of study each day including drawing, collage, painting, 3d and graphics. You will use basic materials to produce exciting new work. There will be short tasks to complete following class that will enrich your week’s study.

You will aim to produce a body of work that can be added to your portfolio by the end of the course. In addition to this you will have learnt about how to continue a good working practice for the future and given invaluable tips for college applications.

Call 201-845-5605 to schedule a free trial lesson to meet with our teacher to discuss your Portfolio Plan!


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