Portside's Teen Portfolio Building Workshop welcomes young people between the ages of 11-17 who have a passion for art making. The class is especially geared towards students with the goal of building an arts portfolio – students need a portfolio that displays their technical skills in drawing and art making when they apply to a fine arts high school or college. The four fundamental project themes include drawing from a still life, self-portraiture, figure drawing, and the exploration of multi-media. These weekly projects help teens to build awareness of the use of color, line, and value; and to gain skills using various techniques.
Milana’s family is her greatest inspiration. Her favorite artist is her very own cousin who is close in age to her and creates digital art on her iPad, which she frequently shares with Milana.
We are so proud of Milana, and all of our budding young artists, and look forward to continuing to "Empower the Artists of Tomorrow" on their artistic journeys! Teen Portfolio Building Workshops run every Saturday from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Cherry Street Pier. For a limited time, use DISCOUNT CODE: SPRINGFORWARD to save $5 per class!
Portside Arts Center is pleased to welcome Lisa as a teaching artist for a much younger (though no less eager) group of students. Starting October 30, she will teach a 4-week class series in monotype printing for kids ages 4-11 at Portside's Cherry Street Pier Studio - Studio #5 - at 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia.
"I enjoy exploring the printmaking process with children," Lisa explains "because they just naturally and freely express what they think and see with print media, which shows an infinite possibility in printmaking with colors and different materials! I even learn a lot from kids by seeing them use strong, vivid colors and simple mark making."
Lisa Jungmin Lee's Kids' Monotype Printing Workshop runs Sunday, October 31st through Sunday, November 21st; 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Cost is $20 per class, or $70 for the series! Lisa will work with the kids on different monotype techniques each week.
Any questions about the program may be directed to the staff of Portside Arts Center at 215-427-1514, or by email at email@example.com.
To learn more about Lisa's work as an artist, visit her website:
by Laura VanDruff, Communications Associate, Portside Arts Center
CONTACT PORTSIDE ARTS CENTER: 215-427-1514
At the start of the pandemic Katie found that her personal work was expanding and new ideas were starting to take form. She was finishing up her MFA from The Pig Iron School with a degree in Devised and Physical Performance when the idea for the Bryan Project was born.
Although some people close to Katie may think of her as growing up in Texas, she was actually born in the small town of Bryan Ohio, where she lived until the age of three before moving south with her family. Moving at such a young age, Katie does not possess many memories of her life in Bryan, yet she was fascinated with the idea that one can be connected to a place that they don't remember. Thus, she decided that she wanted to embark on a trip to the small town in Williams County Ohio in search of the remnants of her family’s past life. What she found (or lack thereof) threw a wrench into the expectations of her trip, and of the overall project.
Katie reached out to the local Bryan High School where she was able to connect with the head of the Theater Department, Betsy Zuver. She offered students theater workshops and created a dialogue with them related to Bryan and her project. She also began to interview residents of Bryan about their hometown, and learned that her past home and her father’s place of work weren’t the only things that had changed in the town of Bryan.The industrial economy that so many of Bryan’s residents have been reliant on for so long is being overcome by the ever increasing immersion of technology. As manufacturing jobs become less available, Katie asks the question of “What is next for Bryan, Ohio?”
The dialogue continues as Katie pursues her interviews and connections with the residents of Bryan. They discuss the possibility of how an increased presence of art in the community can shape the future of the town, and other ways that the residents believe the town could flourish.
With a recent second trip to Bryan under her belt, Katie continues to build up her story and make headway on her project. Katie is honored that The Bryan Project was invited to participate in the Lacuna Festival taking place online this summer! In the next few months leading up to the festival, she is putting the pieces of her research together, and creating a documentary to present her story. As a project that began with a past connection, the Bryan Project has transformed into a story of the shared interpersonal connections present and future between Katie and the Bryan community.
Stay tuned to learn about the progress of the Bryan Project, and help to support Katie reach her goal!