Visual Art Portfolio Prep (Ages 11-13)

Visual Art Portfolio Prep (Ages 11-13)  

July 11-14, 2023 | 4:00-6:00 PM  

Teacher: Keith Williams   

Free | Registration required. We ask that registered participants are available for each date of the four day series.

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This course will help students prepare for a portfolio review in visual art.  A major focus will be on Still Life Drawing. The elements of design will be introduced, and participants will go over the color wheel and color theory. Students will practice speaking about their artwork in preparation for specialty middle and high school auditions.  


ARTIST BIO | Keith Williams is originally from northern California and has spent most of his life in Texas. He is an art professor and a professional artist. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from Southern Methodist University in 2001. Drawing, painting, metal sculpture, and printmaking were his areas of study. In 2006, Williams earned a Master of Fine Arts degree with honors from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since 2008, he has been teaching fine art as an adjunct professor at Richland Community College. He has also been teaching middle school art since 2015. 

From the Artist: My art deals with figures and environments. I incorporate images of people, animals, and landscapes to create visual narratives. The ideas: progression, time, and movement influence my work. I feel that art should possess skill as well as a reason. When I create art I think about deconstructing form. I paint like a sculptor. By thinking in the round I am able to create a complex composition. I consider the different planes in space. The concept of breaking form down and reconfiguring it is integral to my drawing and painting. 

The subject matter in my art is reactionary to my concerns with the world and things going on around me. Psychological tension is an important factor in my painting and drawing that helps engage the viewer. Cubist and surrealist notions heavily influence me. Classical artwork, including baroque, art is important to me.