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Ashcan Studio Student Work Portfolio Tip: In your portfolio each piece should enhance the work around it, and there should be a clear common thread throughout the portfolio. Whether it’s obvious or subtle, all of the pieces should have a common theme. Ashcan Studio Portfolio Prep Program This Ashcan student made three strong portfolio pieces [...]
Landscape and Still Life paintings or drawings are important to have in your art portfolio, but they don't have to be straight forward. You can show your originality and your own style and interests like here- where she's using a consistent color palette throughout her portfolio, and adding elements that are surreal/abstracted, also consistent with the [...]
There are standard things that art school admissions counselors want to see in your art portfolio, like a self portrait, landscape, a still life- but if you want to- you can and should include conceptual work as well. Like this work in progress- conceptual work pushes the boundaries of what art should be, it’s where you let go [...]