by Marianne Massucci

Cherry Court Talk-Shop

Let’s Talk-Shop!

This blog is for passionate pre-college artists, their families, mentors and supporters. Topics will cover tips for building award-winning portfolios as well as best practices for the study and production of art grades 5 through 12.

You guide is Marianne C Massucci, a veteran art educator and owner of the after-school art program Cherry Court Studios. Click HERE to learn more about Marianne.

The Emergence of a Personal Vision

By Marianne Massucci  /  October 4, 2018
... and five characteristics of art students who develop one. Each fall, young artists submit their artwork to Scholastic Art and Writing Competition hoping that this year judges will see...
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Launching Your Tween Artist on a Path to the Stars

By Marianne Massucci  /  October 4, 2018
Ten Dos and Don'ts for Planning Age Appropriate Art Activities I’ve never witnessed more confusion among parents concerning art education, than when their young artists reach grades 5 and 6....
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Supplemental Art Classes Are Essential for Gifted Middle School Artists

By Marianne Massucci  /  October 4, 2018
Evan is turning twelve and will enter the seventh grade in September. He loves to draw and especially likes creating manga heroes and villains. He had enjoyed his elementary art...
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Cherry Court Studios is an after-school art program for students in grades 5–12. Our innovative ART CHALLENGE program is designed for the unique developmental needs of middle school, while our upper school program builds outstanding senior portfolios.