Landscapes and Still Lifes don’t have to be boring —

Landscapes and Still Lifes don’t have to be boring —

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 [...]

If you think you need a little guidance on your portfolio you’re not alone…..

If you think you need a little guidance on your portfolio you’re not alone…..

The sooner you get started on your portfolio the better. Most schools require 10-15 pieces for your portfolio, so you should shoot to make 20 + so you can pick the best of the best to submit to admissions. Generally Admissions at the Top Art Schools want to see originality and skill in each piece. [...]

Dreams do come true… Architecture BFA ACCEPTED!

Dreams do  come true… Architecture BFA ACCEPTED!

Thomas's Portfolio got him into Cornell University AND Cooper Union! Because he committed to making a a cohesive series of artworks using conventional and unconventional material in innovative ways. This is important because your portfolio of artwork is evidence of your artistic skills and concepts. A good portfolio is an indication to schools admissions counselors [...]

End this Summer BEAMING about your artwork

End this Summer BEAMING about your artwork

ASHCAN SUMMER PROGRAM 2018 Portfolio Preparation Develop a unique body of work to apply to the school of your dreams.  Challenge yourself this summer to feel confident about your art & apply to art programs  knowing you'll get that letter in the mail: "Congratulations! You've been accepted to... " Fine Arts & Design Program This [...]

Will your Art Portfolio beat the competition?

Will your Art Portfolio beat the competition?

The competition to get into the top art schools gets tougher and tougher each year, as student portfolios become more and more advanced. Are You Ready? The Ashcan Summer Arts & Design Programs will prepare you for the school of your dreams & a successful career in the Arts. Visual Arts Portfolio Preparation classes are [...]