How to Make Your Art Portfolio Stand Out- Art Portfolio Tricks that Work! PART 1

How to Make Your Art Portfolio Stand Out- Art Portfolio Tricks that Work! PART 1

Art Portfolios can all start to look the same to admissions counselors after a while, they see a lot of rectangular white paper and canvas..... a lot of the same common ideas and common materials.  At Ashcan we have a few different effective ways to help your Art Portfolio really stand out.

How to Successfully Apply to Parsons BFA FASHION DESIGN Program plus! Tips & Accepted Student Examples

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.

Top 5 Tips to make a Great Self-Portrait for your High School Art Portfolio

Top 5 Tips to make a Great Self-Portrait for your High School Art Portfolio

There are several Specialized art and design high schools in New York City,Each of these schools require you to submit portfolios of you artwork. The first on the list of Art Portfolio requirements is: A self-portrait using a graphite drawing pencil and paper done from observation (from observation means you draw yourself by looking in a mirror).

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 Five B.ARCH ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS

The Top Five B.ARCH ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS

There are many great B.Arch (bachelors in Architecture) programs, and you want to choose one that is focused both on the discipline of architecture, regarding its history, theory, and techniques, as well as on the profession of architecture itself, in terms of building technology, innovations in design and construction, and professional practice. If you've decided to apply to a competitive B.Arch Programs you will need a competitive Art Portfolio to apply.