drawing

Tips on observational drawing

Drawing is a basic way of communicating, developing, investigating, and researching ideas. Observational drawing is a central component for most high school and introductory art courses. While there are many different drawing styles, including non-representational drawing which can play an important role in student portfolios, it is also beneficial to exhibit realistic and competent observational…

character design

Tips for Character Design

Almost everyone can recall a memorable cartoon character, but did you ever ask yourself how these characters come to life? Extensive research and a lot of love goes into creating recognizable, likable, and iconic characters.   Pick a Theme     Starting a new character design can feel like staring at a blank canvas. It…

Art portfolio and design

2 Step Guide to Art portfolio Preparation and Design

  Your art portfolio is one of the most important marketing tools you have as an artist. It demonstrates your artistic abilities to potential employers and clients. For prospective students, submitting a portfolio to an institution is like an audition. A lack of preparation often results in repetitive, disorganized portfolios. A professional portfolio preparation course…

high school art students

Art portfolio- Tips for high school art students

  In addition to meeting the academic requirements for college, most art and design schools ask incoming students to present their art portfolios as part of the application. A portfolio is a collection of artworks, demonstrating how the student has developed skills and ideas over time. Portfolios are often used during the application process to…

Succeed in Art school

How to Succeed in Art school

  Art school offers specialized learning. Students have access to programs that offer unique opportunities and focus on a variety of artistic interests. Most art school classes include rigorous curriculums and uphold high standards. New students may find the pressure of a new and challenging school disheartening, but knowing the right tips and tricks can…

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Not getting accepted to the college of your choice? Here’s where your admission essay is going wrong.

Sending out applications to your dream universities and then having to wait for their responses can be nerve-wracking. It can be hard to tell whether or not you’ll be accepted to the college. What you should know, however, is that more than your letters of recommendation or your school grades, it is actually your statement…

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More tips on Fine arts Portfolio

  Apart from securing your acceptance, an especially strong portfolio may earn you a scholarship. Portfolio requirements vary from school to school. Some schools ask students to attend a portfolio review day with a hard (physical) copy of their portfolio, while others require students submit a soft (digital) copy. Take time to check out the…

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The advantages of portfolio assessment for students

  An art student’s portfolio is a curated collection of pieces that demonstrate one’s artistic ability, interests, and activities. Artistic activities may include commissioned works such as a poster or brochure. During a portfolio evaluation, students may seek feedback on finished pieces, completed and semi-completed portfolios, works in progress, or even working concepts. The process…