The portfolio is THE MOST critical component to a College application

Starting NOW can make all the difference in acceptance & scholarships  Ashcan Studio’s Summer Precollege Program provides middle school, high school and college students with an intensive Visual Arts learning experience. Together with Ashcan faculty you can prepare for the art school admissions process and the creative development of an outstanding portfolio   We encourage [...]


  ASHCAN SUMMER PROGRAM PAINTING CLASSES  EACH DAY -- Monday through Saturday from 10-2 & 3-7 Students begin this class by practicing fundamental painting techniques to describe the nature of light and form in the physical world, and then progress to express individual content. The curriculum culminates in the completion of a series of paintings that [...]

Get Ready for Art School HOME TESTS!

HOME TESTS for BFA Admissions PARSONS PARSONS HOME TEST “THE PARSONS CHALLENGE” PARSONS CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS All BFA, BBA, BS, and BA/BFA program applicants must complete the Parsons Challenge and submit it to the Admission Committee. Submissions for the Parsons Challenge are accepted through SlideRoom only. The Challenge: Explore something usually overlooked within your daily environment. Choose one object, location, or [...]

Summer Program Scholarship Recipient Shekinah Guab

Shekinah Guab is one of three Ashcan Studio Summer Program scholarship winners. She was referred to us by Lisa Feder- Feitel of Alliance Summer Arts Program (ASAP) at The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and also highly recommended by her high school art teacher. The artwork and essay that Shekinah submitted for review were outstanding [...]

Summers almost here! Enroll in Ashcan’s Pre-College Art Program!

The daily art practice in a summer dedicated to the portfolio has been a huge element in the outstanding achievements of Ashcan’s students, allowing their portfolios to stand out so well to college recruiters. Classes- Monday through Saturday 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm Register for our summer program here: Register     During the school year, high school [...]