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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…

7 Highly Effective Ways to Generate Ideas for Your College Art Portfolio

6 Highly Effective Ways to Generate College Art Portfolio Ideas

One of the biggest obstacles in making an art portfolio for college is generating ideas for your artworks. Not just ideas, mind you, but unique and fresh ideas that let college professors know who you are as an artist. While skill is just as important in your art portfolio (after all, how would you be able…

The Scariest Thing You Could Do to Your Art Portfolio

The Scariest Thing You Could Do to Your Art Portfolio

Your final year in high school is almost up and you should be looking for a way into an art or design program in college. Aside from getting good grades by developing strong study habits, you need to showcase your creativity by compiling an art portfolio. If you are passionate about art, you should find…

A Parent's Experience During National Portfolio Day 2013

A Parent’s Experience During National Portfolio Day 2013

In this post, we’ll be sharing the experiences of Buff Sessions. She’s the mother of Syndney Session who’s currently working on her art portfolio with Karen Kesteloot at PortPrep. This post is about their visit to a National Portfolio Day 2013 event at Virginia Commonwealth University. This is a must-read for students who are planning on…

A Firsthand Account of National Portfolio Day 2012

A Firsthand Account of National Portfolio Day 2012

In this blog entry, Metisse Arsenault shares her experiences of going to a National Portfolio Day held at OCADU last year. She recalls her expectations and compared it to what actually took place during the event but nonetheless found the entire experience satisfying in terms of getting help to improve her portfolio. While the article…

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…