How to Make Your Art Portfolio Stand Out- Art Portfolio Tricks that Work! PART 1

How to Make Your Art Portfolio Stand Out- Art Portfolio Tricks that Work! PART 1

Art Portfolios can all start to look the same to admissions counselors after a while, they see a lot of rectangular white paper and canvas..... a lot of the same common ideas and common materials.  At Ashcan we have a few different effective ways to help your Art Portfolio really stand out.

How to Successfully Apply to Parsons BFA FASHION DESIGN Program plus! Tips & Accepted Student Examples

How to Successfully Apply to Parsons BFA FASHION DESIGN Program plus! Tips & Accepted Student Examples

If you’re applying for a competitive Fashion Design program you’ll need a great portfolio to get in, and it’s important that you know each school's requirements, because they’re a little different. This Art Portfolio was made by an Ashcan Art Portfolio Prep student who was accepted into the highly competitive Parsons BFA Fashion Design Program.

The Cooper Union ACCEPTED! Bachelor of Architecture Art Portfolio Examples + Tips

The Cooper Union ACCEPTED! Bachelor of Architecture Art Portfolio Examples + Tips

There are many great Bachelor of Architecture programs, If you've decided to apply to the top Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Programs you will need a competitive Art Portfolio to apply.  One of the best schools to earn a B.Arch degree from is  The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union

How to use Your Own Bedroom for your Art Portfolio!

How to use Your Own Bedroom for your Art Portfolio!

Drawing a view of your bedroom is a great way to add an interesting observational work to your Art Portfolio, that also says a lot about who you are.  Observational Art Portfolio pieces, which are drawings, paintings, mixed media works or sculptures created from looking at real-life places, are considered by most schools to be the most important work to have in your art portfolio. This is because including observational pieces demonstrates a level of mastery of fundamental art skills.

Top 5 Tips to make a Great Self-Portrait for your High School Art Portfolio

Top 5 Tips to make a Great Self-Portrait for your High School Art Portfolio

There are several Specialized art and design high schools in New York City,Each of these schools require you to submit portfolios of you artwork. The first on the list of Art Portfolio requirements is: A self-portrait using a graphite drawing pencil and paper done from observation (from observation means you draw yourself by looking in a mirror).

DIGITAL ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS & HOW TO APPLY

DIGITAL ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS & HOW TO APPLY

The New York City Digital Arts and Graphic Design Programs are Art and Design High School which offers: Digital Arts, Graphic Design & Animation High School of Fashion Industries offers GraphicDesign and Queens Technical High School also offers a Graphic Arts Program All of Ashcans High school students were accepted into New York City's Digital Arts and Graphic Design High School programs, and these examples are from the Art Portfolios they used to get in.