Karen Attends Sheridan Open House 2014

Karen Attends Sheridan Open House 2014

Sheridan College held its annual Arts Open House this past April 26, 2014. “The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot attended the event and had a good time. In the video below, Bryce Jones is drawing a caricature of Karen. Bryce is currently taking up the Animation program at Sheridan. Click here to view his…

Admission Insider's Review of National Portfolio Day 2013 at OCAD U

Admission Insider’s Review of National Portfolio Day 2013 at OCAD U

This past November 9, 2013, OCAD U held its National Portfolio Day, where aspiring students can get their art portfolios reviewed for free by professors from different colleges. On the same day, Admission Insider, a.k.a. Karen Kesteloot, was present near the event to host her own FREE portfolio review at Karine’s Vegan Restaurant. The day…

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…

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…

There's nothing to lose and everything to gain when going to an open house in college, as one of PortPrep's students narrates in this exclusive blog post.

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Becoming an animator takes time, research, and patience - here are advice and tips from one of PortPrep's student on how to become an animator.

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College Students Can Now Reveal the Real Story To PortPrep of How They Beat the Odds of Getting Accepted

PortPrep launches its “Beating the Odds” video blog contest to learn the real story about the highly competitive battle for admissions into arts college. With so many cuts to art education in the secondary school system how do these students manage to get accepted and is it only kids from families with the means for…