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).

Authentic Advice for Applying to Art School

Authentic Advice for Applying to Art School

Ashcan students sincerely talk about being scared their work isn't good enough, how to stay dedicated to making their art portfolios and some advice if you're struggling with your art school application. Alan ended up getting in to Cornell University, Cooper Union, Syracuse University, USC, SCI- Arc, RISD and PRATT for Architecture Daniela got in [...]

How to Apply to Parsons BFA Programs

BFA APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS APPLICATION DEADLINES Application Deadlines: Fall Term Early Action Applicants: November 1 Fall Term Regular Priority Applicants: January 15 Fall Term Transfer Priority Applicants: April 1 Spring Term Priority Applicants: October 15 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application. Any additional supporting documents that need to be [...]

The New RISD Home Test Requirements

  The Assignment  Choose one of the following three prompt options and create two responses using any medium you prefer (no restrictions). We consider this assignment to be as much about process as presentation and encourage you to consider your submissions as exercises in experimental thinking and risk-taking more than as final presentations or examples [...]

Ashcan Art’s Pre-College Summer Program 2016

Your portfolio is THE MOST critical component to a College application Discover your Unique Creative Vision & start/complete an Outstanding Portfolio this Summer Ashcan Art's Pre-College Summer Program 2016 REGISTER TODAY Drawing for BFA admissions - DRAWING CLASS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11-3 & 4-8 Sculpture for BFA admissions - SCULPTURE CLASS Wednesdays & [...]

Get Ready for Art School HOME TESTS!

HOME TESTS for BFA Admissions PARSONS PARSONS HOME TEST “THE PARSONS CHALLENGE” PARSONS CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS All BFA, BBA, BS, and BA/BFA program applicants must complete the Parsons Challenge and submit it to the Admission Committee. Submissions for the Parsons Challenge are accepted through SlideRoom only. The Challenge: Explore something usually overlooked within your daily environment. Choose one object, location, or [...]

PORTFOLIO REDEFINED 2014 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Portfolio Redefined is for all high school students who are preparing an art and design portfolio for college admission as well as members of their families who would like to learn more about art degrees and college readiness. Join Parsons, Museum of Arts and Design and the Joan Mitchell Foundation for a portfolio development day [...]

Summers almost here! Enroll in Ashcan’s Pre-College Art Program!

The daily art practice in a summer dedicated to the portfolio has been a huge element in the outstanding achievements of Ashcan’s students, allowing their portfolios to stand out so well to college recruiters. Classes- Monday through Saturday 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm Register for our summer program here: Register     During the school year, high school [...]