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The Reason Art Teachers Chose Their Profession

Teacher or professors teach, they instruct and educate their students in school. But do you think that there are some who teach art because they can’t do it themselves? We at PortPrep disagree. Karen Kesteloot said, “How else can anyone impart anything of value if they themselves can’t do it?” There are professors who want to teach…

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PortPrep Invades National Portfolio Day!

“The Admission Insider” Karen Kesteloot and co-op students of PortPrep attended the National Portfolio Day at OCADU this past November 8. Their intention: Promote PortPrep’s portfolio coaching services as an effective way aspiring art students can boost their chances of getting their choice of college! Their method: Share cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and coffee to students to those who…

Learn the art of interior design rendering from "The Admission Insider" Karen Kesteloot. Highly recommended viewing for aspiring interior designers.

Interior Design Rendering: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you an aspiring interior designer and want to learn the tricks of the trade? Do you want to boost your chances of getting into an interior design program in college? If your answer to both questions is a resounding “YES,” then you’re in for a treat! “The Admission Insider” Karen Kesteloot recorded a Google Hangouts…

How to Draw a Leaf

The Most Accurate Way of Drawing a Leaf

As an art student, it is inevitable that you will come across drawing a leaf. While a leaf seems pedestrian and doesn’t require a lot of skill to draw, it is still best that you know the correct way of doing this. Oftentimes, art students rely so much on their sight on basis for their…

The Dustless Approach to Using Chalk Pastel

The Dustless Approach to Using Chalk Pastel

Chalk pastel is a great drawing tool due to the vibrant and expressive colors it produces. However, the problem that most beginners have with using pastel is the dust that it leaves on the canvas. This is most evident when using this medium for shading and creating contrast in your drawings. In this video by “The Admission Insider” Karen…

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The Creative Thought Process DIY Video Series Is Here!

Do you have lots of ideas running through your mind for your artworks but can’t properly organize them in order to create a unified whole? Do you have trouble coming up with ideas at all? Being able to have a refined creative thought process will allow you to make fully realized artworks for your portfolio.…

Is Your Art Portfolio A Turkey?

Is Your Art Portfolio A Turkey?

This is the time of the year when Canadians give thanks to their forefathers. While looking for the Northwest passage to the Orient from his 1578 voyage, English explorer Martin Frobisher encountered a piece of land that soon to become known as Canada. Since becoming a national holiday in 1879, Thanksgiving Day in Canada is celebrated…

Preparing for College - Portfolio Preparation with Karen Kesteloot

PortPrep is Hiring Co-Op Students!

Are you an aspiring student who want to get into college? Are you currently an art student and are in need of extra income to support your finances? Then we have an co-op position opening for you! “The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot is looking for talented and hard-working people who are willing help…