Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2nd Annual Parsons Scholars Reunion

We celebrated the semesters end with the 2nd Annual Parsons Scholars Reunion. Alumni, Current scholars, Coordinators and Mentors celebrated their achievements and hard work during the past year.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Documenting Student Work

This week, seniors took lesson from Ananda on ways in which to document and photograph their artwork (large scale works and sketchbook works) for their portfolios
Coordinators and Mentors assisted scholars in taking superb photographs using tripods, hot lights and digital SLR cameras. Scholars learned to shoot their own work accounting for lighting, zoom, focus and composition.

After the photographs were taken, Mentors assisted scholars noticing whether the photos were in focus or not, making proper re-shoots if not. The photos were uploaded on a portable drive, on its way to being photoshopped for next weeks workshop.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

National Portfolio Day

Scholars headed up to Lehman College in the Bronx for National Portfolio Day on Saturday November 20, spending the day visiting representatives from the colleges they're interested in.

The seniors received great feedback from Admissions reps, allowing them to improve their portfolios before submitting officially over the next few months.

Luis and Yelaine freezing in the name of our scholars!

Ymani and Jessy Jo posing at Lehman

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gearing up for National Portfolio Day!

After Saturday morning's class, Seniors in the Parsons Scholars program gathered all of their artwork to review in groups with their Coordinator, College Mentors and peers.

Each student gained important feedback regarding what and how to present during a portfolio review at the upcoming National Portfolio Day.
The verdict is in: our Scholars are ready!!!
Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SVA Tour

On Election Day, Parsons Scholar Seniors toured the School of Visual Arts' facilities.
Students learned about SVA programs and application requirements and were able to speak to current undergrad students about their experiences. All very important information to bring the application process to life!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cooper Hewitt Teen Design Fair

On October 12th, the scholars attended the Cooper Hewitt Teen Design Fair, which gives high schools students the opportunity to meet and speak with professional artists and designers from around the world. This year was extra special... not only were there more artists than ever before but they catered the event and treated the students to every kind of yummy food you could imagine... oh ya and of course Tim Gunn was the key note speaker!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

College Essay Workshop 2

The Scholars continued with part 2 of the College Essay Workshop conducted by Jesse Day on Saturday October 23. The class critiqued sample essays to hone their constructive feedback skills. Scholars worked in groups sharing their individual personal statements led by mentors and coordinators. Students used constructive feedback to improve each others personal college essays utilizing their terms and techniques discussed during the workshop.

Friday, October 22, 2010

College Application Organizer

Seniors worked in groups to research the application processes of given Universities and colleges. Seniors researched deadlines, supplemental requirements, essays topics and portfolio requirements from schools such as Parsons, Pratt, F.I.T., and so on before presenting to the entire group.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ananda's Application Workshop

Anada's group and mentors got the an awesome application workshop rolling with an exciting matching game. In the end, we all won! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

College Essay Workshop 1

The first of a two week workshop for Seniors on effective college essay writing. Conducted by Jesse Day, a Parsons faculty for The Writing Center and Critical Reading & Writing class, the workshop focused on captivating the reader with interesting introduction sentences, HOOKs, and analyzing different strategies in writing personal college essays.

Current Parsons Undergrads guide the Scholars as College Mentors in small discussion groups.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rising Seniors in the Scholars program are working hard in the Summer Intensive Studies program which is a 96-hour course taking place from June 28 through July 23.

Scholars are enrolled in the class that best suits their needs and interests, with a variety of classes to choose from including Architecture, Game Design, Fashion Design, Drawing & Painting, Design & Management and Illustration.

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive college credits, which—in addition to the time management skills they are gaining—will give them a head start in college next Fall.

Friday 7/16/2010
Scholar's got together during their lunch break in 2 West 13 street to discuss about their classes and how they are doing. Don't forget the free pizza!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Save The Date!

2010 Parsons Scholars Graduation
Wednesday, 8.4.2010
Theresa Lang Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

See you there!