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Building a Portfolio Art Classes

Students ages 15–17 who are becoming serious about the visual arts or are preparing for college applications are invited to sign up for this intensive, artist-led art class. The class is designed to help students develop skills and style in drawing, painting, and sculpture, and complete several pieces that could be included in a portfolio for college admission.

Art supplies are provided. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

Teen girl making a clay sculpture

Photograph by Tom Loonan

Two teens making art

Photograph by Tom Loonan

Summer 2019 Session

July 15–19 and July 22–26, 2019, 9 am–noon
$175 (supplies and snacks included)


Each session is limited to 16 students. Registration and pre-payment for the complete session are required. Refunds will not be given for missed classes within the session. Please register online, call 716.270.8292, or sign up at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk.


This scholarship is awarded to students ages 15–17 who require financial assistance to attend the AK Teens Building a Portfolio Art Class. Awarded students will receive one session of art classes free of charge. The deadline for scholarship applications is Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Program Sponsors

AK Teens is presented by KeyBank. 

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