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CONNECTICUT ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
CONNECTICUT ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS (CAFTA) offers Gap Year Mentoring for Students to prepare portfolios for college and careers in art and design.

Gap Year and Portfolio Classes include career guidance by experts with many years of experience as professional artists and designers. Fields of expertise include: photography, digital media, graphic design, creative writing and book design, painting and fine art, architecture, (including furniture, ceramics, floral and landscape design), fashion design (including clothing, accessories, jewelry and textile design), filmmaking (including, acting, set design, script writing, animation, directing and producing films).
Experts will work one-on-one with each student to evaluate and develop a successful presentation of the student’s artistic skills. Mentors will work with students to improve their SAT scores and/or to prepare them for employment in the field of art and design. Students will be guided through the process of college selection and/or job  search and interviews, portfolio documentation and quality portfolio presentation. Students (and their parents) will be assisted with applications for appropriate scholarships and available grants for their chosen studies.
NOTE: CAFTA students have written and published books, received numerous regional, national and international awards and scholarships, this year one of CAFTA's students received offers in excess of $380,000 in scholarships from several colleges and universities)  

For further information contact: CAFTA Admissions: cafta.usa@gmail.com or 860-201-5706
CAFTA 2016-17 CURRICULUM

FILM

Digital Media Studies
Animation
Script Writing
Production
Cinematography
Lighting
Acting for Film
Costume Design
Set Design/Art direction
Directing Film and Video
Editing
History of Film

FINE ART

Drawing
Painting
Watercolor
Pastel
Sculpture
Collage
Mixed Media
History of Art

PHOTOGRAPHY

Portraiture
Fashion
Beauty
Landscape
Architectural
Interiors
Still Life
History of Photography

DESIGN

Fashion
Textile
Jewelry
Accessories
Floral
Home Furnishings
Industrial
Ceramics
History of Design

ARCHITECTURE

Residential
Commercial
Institutional
Town Planning
Interiors
Landscape
History of Architecture

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Printmaking
Logo Design
Book Design
Publication Design
Advertising Design
Typography
Web Design

BRANDING/MARKETING

Social Media
Advertising
Marketing





PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN VISUAL ARTS

CAFTA students will receive training in various disciplines chosen from the following studies. Each program is designed for individual students based on their interests, talents and capabilities. No two students are alike therefore CAFTA instructors work with each student to maximize their potential in what ever level they have reached from beginners to advanced studies as well as preparation for higher education and careers in the field of Art and Design.

For More Information or to Register for Classes
Contact Admissions:
860 201 5706
cafta.usa@gmail.com