How you organize your Art Portfolio matters a lot!

How you organize your Art Portfolio matters a lot!

When you are choosing the 12-20 pieces to use for your Art Portfolio the order that you present your work matters a lot. Think of it like a narrative, a book about who you are. The work you choose and the flow from one piece to the next needs to be given a lot of thought. A good rule is to open with your best work, and then the second best, and end with your 3rd and 4th strongest works

THE TOP BFA ILLUSTRATION PROGRAMS

THE TOP BFA ILLUSTRATION PROGRAMS

If you decide you’d like to pursue an education in Illustration, choose a program that is focused both on the creative aspects, technical skills- the computer programs you’ll need to succeed as well as the business of Illustration. For the best Illustration programs you’ ll need a competitive Art Portfolio to apply. These are the BFA Programs that we like the best:

Landscapes & Cityscapes for your Art Portfolio- Accepted Art Portfolio Examples

Landscapes & Cityscapes for your Art Portfolio- Accepted Art Portfolio Examples

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.

Should you include Sculpture in your Art Portfolio?

Should you include Sculpture in 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 [...]