VISUAL ARTS

PORTFOLIO PROGRAM

 

FEIA’s Visual Arts Portfolio Program is structured to support and develop the talents of students interested in pursuing a career in visual arts, by creating an environment of creative expression. Selected students will be guided by industry professionals, experienced in both technique and education, to help them develop their skills and explore their interests; ultimately putting together a curated professional portfolio to include in their application to a post-secondary art school.  

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

  • Personalized early pathway counselling;
  • Ontario Ministry of Education art curriculum
  • After-school portfolio classes three times per week and open studio time;
  • Assistance to high school students in ensuring their portfolio exceeds application standards for chosen discipline;
  • Access to top industry professionals and photographers for portfolio preparation.

IN THE CLASSROOM

200 hours 

of portfolio workshops per semester

30 hours 

of technique and major specific classes

150+ hours 

of open studio time

FEIA provides students with an important mix of technical fine art instruction and creative freedom. In addition to the top-rated Ontario high school curriculum, instructors encourage students to explore and create their own pieces in any medium they choose during open studio time.

UNDERSTANDING TECHNIQUE

FEIA Collage
Artwork by Gena Kim

There are no wrong answers when it comes to creating and finding out-of-the-box ways to use established techniques. A key philosophy for our instructors is that a well-rounded artist understands technique well enough to experiment.

Some of the techniques explored during the program are: 

  • Blind Contour
  • Illustration
  • Technical Design
  • Collage, Mosaic
  • Modelling
  • Packaging
  • Fashion Design

FEIA's teaching staff are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers and highly qualified in the arts. Students follow a specialized education schedule to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements.

WHY FEIA

students in hallway - FEIA
  • Robust curriculum
  • Weekly meal plans
  • Multi-cultural environment
  • Campus residency program complete with life skills enhancement.

ART IN ACTION

We are proud to have Gena Kim leading our Visual Arts Portfolio Program as FEIA's Art and Design Consultant. Enjoy a sample of her work as an example of her incredible talent!