Summer at Cornish

Portfolio Development



July 3 –July 24, F, 9:00am – 12:00pm


Main Campus Center ,603
1000 Lenora St., Seattle, WA


The price of this course is $400.00

Registration for this course has been closed

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Students will develop necessary skills to build a personal, thoughtful, and technically proficient portfolio for successful application to leading accredited art schools.

With the aid of their instructor, students will select pieces from their other classes to include in their working portfolios. Letters of intent and statements of purpose will be covered as well as basic research on the AICAD (Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) colleges and other NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) schools. 

Basic instruction on how to document artwork as well as the creation of a digital portfolio will also be covered.

Requirements & Availability

  • Ages
    14 - 18
  • Housing
  • Scholarships


Craig Snyder

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Craig Snyder is a visual artist, and adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts. He has served as Manager of Public Programs at Seattle Art Museum, and Curator at Cornish College of the Arts. He has an MA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the British Film Institute, Brooklyn Academy of Music in NYC, NewFest Film Festival in NYC, Reeling Film Festival in Chicago and Seattle International Film Festival. His artistic and research interests include public art, and the representation of race, gender and sexuality within popular culture.

Winifred Westergard

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Winifred Westergard is a Seattle based freelance photographer with accomplishments in documentary, portrait, wedding and fine art photography. She holds degrees in Creative Writing, English Literature, Commercial Photography and Art from the University of Washington, Seattle Central Community College and Cornish College of the Arts. She has worked for the Cornish College of the Arts photography program for fourteen years.