Do you want to make conceptual work for your portfolio?

Do you want to make conceptual work for your portfolio?

There are standard things that art school admissions counselors want to see in your art portfolio, like a self portrait, landscape, a still life- but if you want to- you can and should include conceptual work as well. Like this work in progress- conceptual work pushes the boundaries of what art should be, it’s where you let go [...]

Authentic Advice for Applying to Art School

Authentic Advice for Applying to Art School

Ashcan students sincerely talk about being scared their work isn't good enough, how to stay dedicated to making their art portfolios and some advice if you're struggling with your art school application. Alan ended up getting in to Cornell University, Cooper Union, Syracuse University, USC, SCI- Arc, RISD and PRATT for Architecture Daniela got in [...]

Success! Acceptance to: Cornell University! + PLUS Art Portfolio Tips

Success! Acceptance to: Cornell University! + PLUS Art Portfolio Tips

Ashcan student Della's outstanding portfolio got her into the Ivy League School, Cornell University's BFA Program! Here's some portfolio examples of Della's work: Art Portfolio Tips: Use conventional and unconventional material in innovative ways Be Yourself Have Fun! Know that you are a creative and talented student who will be successful