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I'm 15 years old and I'm going to do a pre-college program this summer, but I don't know which ones are 'better' than others. I've been looking into SVA alot, but I also know there's Pratt and Parsons. I'm interested in illustration and fine art (definately illustration). Does anybody have anything to share/reccomend? For those who have taken SVA's or another art college's prgrams, how are they (in terms of teaching)? Is there anything I should know/reccomendations I should have/etc? Any comments or help would be much appreciated.
I don't know how the pre-college programs compare, but for illustration in general I would definitely recommend SVA over the other two. I'm hardly unbiased, though .
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I suggest that you check out Max the Mutt in Toronto. The Summer "Learn to Draw " program (also known as the July Intensive) offers 6 hours of instruction a day for 4 weeks, life drawing every morning and 2 weeks of perspective and 2 weeks of Principles of Drawing in the afternoons. You can take the whole program, or 2 weeks. Class size is small and the instructors are top professionals. Tuition is very affordable. Check the web site, www.maxthemutt.com. Info should be posted by the end of January.
That sounds very nice, Maxine, but I'm not allowed out of NYC this summer (my parents want something close to home, next year I'm applying for RISD's summer program). I forgot to mention that
Thanks, though! I'll consider it next year
Good luck! I'd be interested in knowing where you go and how it works out. I've seen some great work from graduates of RISD. I get the impression that they are one of the few places that still teaches "old fashioned" traditional skills - and that's what will give you a real career. Have you had a chance to check out our web site?