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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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How to get your portfolio to be noticed

  For most art schools, admission depends on a strong portfolio. These tips will help you create a portfolio that highlights your creativity while reaching a targeted audience. Taking the time to properly prepare your portfolio ensures you stand out from the rest! Get out of the comfort zone An important part of portfolio preparation…

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What to include in Art portfolio?

  Portfolio preparation for college admission is not something to be treated in a casual manner. This is the mistake many high school students make. They seem to think this is something they can do a day or a night before. The entire process of portfolio preparation is rigorous and requires plenty of time and…