Observational interior pieces, which are drawings, illustrations or sculptures created from real-life places, are considered by many schools to be one of the most important works to include in your art portfolio.
Here are some Ashcan Studio student examples where they made a series or paintings drawing, designs or sculptures that were used together as one piece for their accepted Art Portfolios.
The landscapes you make should express a mood, a narrative, a social statement, or anything you’d like for your artwork to communicate. In this video we chose some Ashcan Studio student work from our Portfolio Prep Program where they depict wide open natural spaces, and sometimes architectural features in perspective in a variety of ways with a variety of mediums.
In this video we’ve chosen some student work from our Portfolio Prep Programs where you can see the sketch and then the finished portfolio piece- plus some great advice on how to get started on Your Art Portfolio!
In Ashcan's Portfolio Prep Programs, our students are required to make at least on sculpture for their Art Portfolio, ideally several using different materials. This is because it’s important to show admissions that you can use multiple mediums & techniques. Including sculptural work in your Art Portfolio, shows an ability to think creatively and a [...]
In this video we've chosen some portfolio examples from Ashcan Portfolio Prep students who successfully applied to the leading Industrial Design, Product Design & Toy Design programs & a little more about these programs & which one is right for you.
There are a lot of different careers in the arts, including Toy Design, Product Design, and Industrial Design. You can major in Toy Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology and OTIS, 3-D Design at The School of Visual Arts, and Industrial Design or Product Design at Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Carnegie [...]
If you’re applying for a competitive Fashion Design program like the ones offered at Pratt, Parsons, Cornell, OTIS and Central St Martins 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.
The main goal of the Art Portfolio you’ll use to apply to a Graphic Design program, is to communicate with admissions the kind of person you are, your creative thought process, your design sensibility, your knowledge and your perspective as a designer.
In these examples the students challenged the idea, content and structure of the traditional book, using different materials with techniques, they are a fun way to express your ideas and they look great in your art portfolio for art school.