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Student Spotlight: How Summer Camp Gave Rachel Solden Confidence And Independence While Preparing For College

Posted by Kara Goldenhorn on Dec 11, 2017 3:13:49 PM


Rachel Solden, a 17 year old from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has spent the last four summers attending three of JKCP's different camps and programs. In 2014, she spent four weeks at our Xploration Summer Camp at Haverford College. The following two summers, Rachel spent several weeks at our Enrichment Summer Camp at Villanova University. Most recently, she spent four weeks throughout this past summer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Art: Summer at Penn Program. Over her four years with us, Rachel has really come into her own as a young adult. She attributes JKCP for helping her become the confident, independent woman she is today.


Topics: Art or Architecture at PennDesign, JKCP Student Spotlight, Pre-College Summer Programs, Life at JKCP, High School Summer Programs, Middle School Summer Programs

How to Create an Art Portfolio and Make It Stand out

Posted by Natalie Martin on Feb 2, 2017 1:58:47 PM

A polished, well-executed art portfolio is critical when seeking recognition from an employer, university, or a gallery. Understanding the components that are needed to have a strong portfolio takes time and skill. 


Topics: Art or Architecture at PennDesign

20 Careers To Use Your Art Skills (and Make a Nice Living)

Posted by Sarah Ohanesian on Dec 14, 2016 1:18:04 PM

As a high school student you are faced with many choices. Among the top questions you need to answer are: Where will I go to college? What will I major in? Before you can answer those, you should consider answering one fundamental: What will I be when I grow up? Yes, people have been asking you that since you were a kid. But now, it’s time to actually start thinking about that what you want to do as a career.


Topics: Art or Architecture at PennDesign

7 Ways To Increase Your Creativity

Posted by Natalie Martin on Nov 30, 2016 2:16:39 PM

IMG_2004.jpgSome people are born naturally creative – constantly spewing out wild ideas that somehow magically work. Unfortunately, not everyone can be that type of person. So if you’re just an average person like me, I’m always on the hunt of how to increase my creativity.


Topics: Art or Architecture at PennDesign, JKCP News & Updates

Why a Summer Art Program is Good For Your Portfolio

Posted by Brett Goldenhorn on Mar 7, 2016 12:37:35 PM

Summer Art Program Faculty and StudioSo you are thinking about studying art in college or university, but you’re looking for that final push to transform your portfolio from good to great! You may think that you can wait until you get back to school and work with your teachers to create your body of work, but you’d be missing an incredible opportunity.


Topics: Art or Architecture at PennDesign

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