joining art school

Things to do before joining art school

    Applying to join an art school is no different than applying for entry to any other college but still there are certain aspects that you should implement. These aspects are what determine your being accepted in your institution of choice. It would be quite sad to miss the chance to join art school…

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Portfolio Tip #2: What To Do Next on Your Art Portfolio

Portfolio Tips #2: Dealing with Artist’s Block   Anyone who works in a creative field or makes art for fun knows the feeling of suddenly being stuck and having no motivation or ideas to move forward with. You lose steam, and when you’re working on a large, demanding project like a portfolio that can cause…

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.…

National Portfolio Day Guide

A Quick Guide to National Portfolio Day 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

National Portfolio Day 2014 has begun this October! For those planning to get into arts college after they graduate from high school, now’s the time to focus on building your art portfolio to be submitted along with your application. As mentioned in this blog ad nausaem, your art portfolio is the single most important document…

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…