In this video we took a few pieces from an Art Portfolio by Ashcan student, Lauren who was accepted into the top art schools and university art programs, with scholarships. And we talk a little about what makes each piece outstanding.
While you're safe at home, do these three exercises in your sketchbook and see how your drawing skills improve.
Drawing in your sketchbook at home can be therapeutic and if you do it every day or every other day, you'll see your drawing skills improve really quickly. And if your sketchbook is done well, you can take a video of a sketchbook flip through to include in your Art Portfolio.
Decide to win, shift your mindset from negative to positive by promising yourself that you will be in better off after this. And then take steps each day to improve.
Moments like this are why you decided on a life of creativity. The many challenges you've faced, you chose to channel your feelings into making art. The ways you interpret the world, and how you decide to express how you feel about it creatively, is all yours.
Draw the things you see- from life - the more often you draw from life, the more quickly you will build your drawing skills. And you'll find that working on your portfolio pieces is easier and will go more quickly, and your drawing and painting and even sculptural work will be much better
Most students try really really hard to make their Self Portrait look like a photograph- but Art School Admissions Counselors really love the more unusual and expressive Self Portraits!!
There are some things you can do to make your Art Portfolio really stand out to Art School Admissions counselors
Some great art portfolio pieces from The Ashcan Flushing Annual Exhibition!
Aida's portfolio got her in to a very competitive BFA program. In this video she discusses the work she made that got her in
portfolio tip: research different periods in art history and mix them- like this Ashcan student mixed Art Deco, a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War, and the Renaissance style painting The Birth of Venus by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, made in the mid 1480s