Virtual Summer Camp: Portfolio Prep

Get inspired by Fallingwater during this week-long, guided studio exploration. Fallingwater Institute instructors will help you produce portfolio-worthy pieces in the medium of your choice, with a special focus on traditional studio processes and tangible work created by hand. Portfolio Prep is for students who are interested in studying design, architecture and fine art at a collegiate level. All skill levels are welcome. Fee includes basic materials and tools, provided by mail.

Fallingwater Institute Virtual Summer Camps serve as a companion to our high school residency programs. Virtual Summer Camps are appropriate for high school students of all skill levels. During these week-long educational programs, our expert instructors will lead group discussions, present challenging, independent projects, and provide individualized feedback to help you build your skills.

Studio materials provided by mail. Streaming-quality internet connection and device with video chat capability required.

About the Instructors

Ivan Chow

Ivan Chow is an architect and award-winning artist. He was born in England, grew up in Southeast Asia, and has worked in the United States and around the world as an architect, educator and artist for four decades. Mr. Chow has practiced in various architecture firms including his own; managed a Boston-based private real estate investment fund; been a capital project manager at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; fulfilled leadership roles as department chair and academic dean at the Savannah College of Art and Design; and served as artist-in-residence at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. He received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Arts in theological studies from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Mr. Chow is a registered architect, a certificate holder with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a member of the American Institute of Architects. His illustrations are published in a number of booklets including Travel Sketching: Drawing Insights from Istanbul, Sketching Fallingwater and Sketching Savannah. He currently resides in Savannah, Georgia.

Eligibility

Any student entering grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply. No previous design experience is required. Students curious about architecture, design or visual art careers are strongly encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited.

Program Sessions

Course Full

Virtual Summer Camps: Portfolio Prep

June 20 - June 24, 2022

Get inspired by Fallingwater during this week-long, guided studio exploration. Fallingwater Institute instructors will help you produce portfolio-worthy pieces in the medium of your choice, with a special focus on traditional studio processes and tangible work created by hand. Portfolio Prep is for students who are interested in studying design, architecture and fine art at a collegiate level. All skill levels are welcome. Fee includes basic materials and tools, provided by mail.

COVID-19 Update: For the safety of students and staff, all participants in on-site residencies must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the Centers of Disease Control, during the application process. All students and staff will adhere to the current WPC COVID-19 safety requirements, which will be provided to participants in advance of the course.