How can you make your portfolio more unified?

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 [...]

How to Make a Gold Key-Worthy Art Portfolio for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

How to Make a Gold Key-Worthy Art Portfolio for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Ashcan Studio is a Visual Arts Portfolio Preparation school located in NYC. We admit local, national, and international students who have the goal of applying to any program where an Art Portfolio is required for admissions, such as an Arts High School or BFA program. Some students start at Ashcan as beginners with little or [...]

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 [...]