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Workshop at Beijing Royal School
Beijing April 2016
Intensive 2 ½ day students workshop
The leadership team of the Beijing Royal School invited Preview to conduct an intensive long weekend workshop for 18 juniors in their art program.
Bringing in a team of experienced artists /educators to work with a group of serious and committed art students can be a profound learning experience. Exposing the students to different aesthetic opinions and creative strategies will significantly broaden their perspective on art making.
The Preview teaching team combined lectures on art college admissions with team-based class assignments, regular class projects and individual portfolio advising sessions. The overall focus was to encourage students to work outside their comfort zones, explore different materials and processes, take risks and work BIG!
BRS Teaching Team:
President of Preview
Hans has over 15 years of admissions experience, having worked at MassArt, SMFA/Tufts and for 6 years as Associate Dean of admissions at MICA. He was also head of admissions at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and Director of College Guidance and AP art teacher at DASH in Miami for 6 years. He has extensive experience teaching and advising students on art college admissions and portfolio development.
VP of Preview
Paul is Senior Lecturer and Art Education Project Manager of Professionalization at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He is also Senior Lecturer at the MFA-Art Education of CODARTS Institute for Music and Dance, and Guest Lecturer at the Erasmus University. He is an Artist and Architect, has extensive experience in curriculum development. He has conducted advanced portfolio workshops at top arts high schools in the US.
International Advisor at Preview
Francy was Assistant Director for International and Graduate Admissions at Pratt and worked as Director of Enrollment Management at Pratt Munson Williams in Utica, NY. She received her MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BA in Political Art from George Mason University, and has taught portfolio development classes at Pratt for many years.
Carolina Wheat was Senior Director of Admissions at Parsons the New School and Associate Director of Admissions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her BFA from the University of Michigan and her MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an active artist and curator and is managing director and partner of Elijah Wheat Showroom in New York city.
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