No matter what Visual Arts program you apply to - Admissions Counselors love seeing short Animations in your Art Portfolio. You can bring your own characters to life in our 2D animation Foundation course. You'll be introduced to the foundations of animation, learn to pose, breakdown, and in-between characters. Weekly lectures teach classical techniques for developing well-structured and fluid animations that can be applied to traditional frame-by-frame, hand-drawn, and FX.
NEW Online Basic Painting Course- Explore your Creative Potential & Develop your Painting Skills
If you want to paint people, objects and places realistically you’ll need to learn Basic Painting skills first. If you try to skip this foundational step you’ll try to recreate what you’re seeing, and it will be difficult for you to get right and it will take you much longer to create a final Art [...]
Learn Basic Drawing First to Impress Art School Admissions Counselors
Admissions Counselors of the top Art Programs value your ability to draw objects, people and surroundings realistically. They want to see evidence that you are able to draw what you see, so it’s important to take the time to learn Basic Drawing for your Art Portfolio. That’s why we've expanded our in person experience through our new online Basic Drawing course. It’s an engaging, flexible, and accessible art course that will empower you to explore your creative potential and develop your drawing skills at your own pace. And we'll send you the workbook and ALL the Materials you'll need
Why Drawing is so Important to Admissions Counselors at the Top Art Programs
Drawing is the basis of all other types of art, that’s why it’s so important to learn for your Art Portfolio. It is important to Admissions Counselors because it is the foundation for all other types of art making. Because of this, Admissions Counselors for the top Art Programs want to see evidence that you are able to draw from life.
Why Is This Good? Accepted Art Portfolio Examples & WHY they’re Good part 1 Excellent Self-Portraits
We’ve put together some Ashcan Studio student's self-portraits that are examples of the excellent work top Art Schools & University Art Programs look for in a potential student - and we talk about why they’re good. A good exercise is to pause at each image and think about or write down why you think they’re [...]
INTERVIEW WITH ASHCAN STUDENT ALISA – So Much Good Advice- RISD, Cooper Union, SVA & Pratt
Alisa began at Ashcan Art in 7th grade to help her with her portfolio for Laguardia, and then came back to Ashcan to work on her college portfolio for SVA, RISD, PRATT and Cooper Union Click on our newest YouTube video below and listen to what inspires her, the themes that run through her work, her process, how she completed the Cooper Union home test & how she used paint, canvas, paper, sculpture, Revit and Lumion to realize her vision We hope this can serve as an example of what can potentially work for you! Alisa began at Ashcan Art in 7th grade to help her with her portfolio for Laguardia, and then came back to Ashcan to work on her college portfolio for SVA, RISD, PRATT and Cooper Union
PROVEN TRICKS TO MAKE YOUR ART PORTFOLIO STAND OUT- PART 3
How to Make Your Art Portfolio Stand Out- Art Portfolio Tricks that Work! PART 1
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
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