6 Necessary Questions to Ask on College Tours

6 Necessary Questions to Ask on College Tours

When going on different campus tours, make the most out of your visits by asking lots of questions to the student body. The tour will only show you bits and pieces of the campus and the program you plan on attending, which is why it is advisable to always go beyond what you see and…

7 Things You Need to Do before Going to a National Portfolio Day

7 Things You Need to Know before Going to a National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day is an event held specifically for aspiring designers and visual artists who wish to pursue a professional career in the arts. They will have an opportunity to showcase their sample works to professionals from colleges ascribed by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD). The event is a chance…

Notes from World Connects 2 Conference

Notes from World Connects 2 Conference

Karen Kesteloot attended the World Connects 2 Conference  in Toronto, Canada on September 13-15, 2013 to learn from the greats how to serve her students better and help them achieve their creative goals. Click on the images to view them in full size. I’m ready and set to help empower and inspire my students with…

What it Means To Have Disability Support Services in College

What it Means To Have Disability Support Services in College

If you have just registered as an art student this fall at college or university, please take the initiative to register at your school’s disability support services. Most colleges and universities have supports for students with special needs. If you are just selecting a school now for next year research the supports the school offers.…

What Art Students with Disabilities Think of Art Colleges in Canada

What Art Students with Disabilities Think of Art Colleges in Canada

A while back, PortPrep.com owner Karen Kesteloot exchanged e-mails with a parent of a child named Mark who has Cerebral Palsy and wishes to apply to an art program in college. Karen worked one on one with Mark in her studio to help him build the skills he needed to apply to college and help him decide…

Do You Have ALL the Drawing Skills You Need To Succeed In Arts College

Do You Have ALL the Drawing Skills You Need To Succeed In Arts College?

Congratulations – you have been accepted by an art program! The fact that you got in shows that you have the talent to realize your potential of becoming a truly great artist in college. However, the question remains – do you have ALL the drawing skills you need to succeed? If not… You MUST Learn How…