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
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:
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.
Once you've decided to apply to a BFA Graphic Design Programs it may be difficult to figure out which school is best for you. ... At Ashcan Art we have many students apply for Graphic Design and these are the schools we have our students apply to
We hope that this collection of student Animated film excerpts, inspire YOU to try to make an Animated film for your art portfolio!
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!!
We asked a few of our students- who were accepted into their dream schools- questions like -
What's your thought process coming up with ideas?
How do you find inspiration?
Do you ever feel like your works not good enough?
We're really excited!- We're launching a new You Tube Channel!
One of the reasons that all of our students get into such competitive art programs, is that we encourage exploring a lot of ways to express one idea, and to push that idea more and more until it's an outstanding portfolio piece.
When you make a self portrait for your art portfolio, you should think of ways to express who you are, like this Ashcan student did for this painting where she drew herself inside her tool box and watercolor palette