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Portfolio Preparation
Build an Art Portfolio For College or University Appications

Create a portfolio to the right requirements:

If you want to apply to study art at university or college, then a good portfolio is essential to showcase your work.

Many of our students, after completing this course have gone to study at some of the most prestigious art colleges - Goldsmiths, Chelsea, St. Martins, Slade, Royal College of Art, to name a few. Check out the student gallery for examples of art work produced by students taking this course.

The portfolio building course offered by Atelier di Pittura is specifically designed to prepare you for art college or university and build a portfolio the the right requirements to support your application.

This art course will enable you to put together a broad visual collection of work that demonstrates your abilities as both a creative explorative artist and one who possesses a range of visual skills and techniques.

Confidence in your work and application

On successful completion of the course, you will have a strong, consistent body of work in your portfolio. Equally important, you will also have the confidence to present the portfolio for application to a college or university.

Guidance in building a good portfolio and applying to a suitable college

On completion of the portfolio building course, we will give assitance on selecting and arranging your portfolio, along with advice on which colleges or universities are appropriate for your artistic skills and requirements.

We may also supply references to support your college application.

About the portfolio building course

Taking approximately 8 months to complete (120 hours), our portfolio building course is set out in three stages.

Build a portfolio - Stage 1

An introduction to the basic skills, techniques and methods of painting and drawing, stage one will develop and hone your visual skills. It also aims to give you the confidence and self-assurance to establish yourself as an artist in your own right.

Assignments with clear, step-by-step instructions will develop your understanding of the basic practices of painting and drawing. You will also learn how to apply traditional skills, techniques and theories, while embracing experimental approaches towards painting and drawing.

You will learn how to use and apply the following:

01. Line
02. Texture
03. Mark making
04. Tone
05. Colour
06. Shape
07. Form
08. Composition
09. Movement
10. Drawing systems including perspective

Context - all exercises at this stage of the portfolio building course make references to the practices of other artists from history and the contemporary art world.

At the end of Stage 1 portfolio building course, you will have engaged in a fundamental visual and practical experience that will offer an insight into your own creative potential.

Build a portfolio - Stage 2

Aimed at building on, and improving your knowledge and visual skills, the objective of stage two is to provide you with the self-assurance and confidence to establish yourself as an artist in your own right. Step-by-step assignments in Stage 2, will lead to an effective understanding of the practice of painting and drawing. You will begin to discover your own creative pathway, which will be further developed in Stage 3.

Covering the key requirements in a traditional and experimental way, the curriculum will allow you to develop a visual literacy. This will enhance your ability to communicate and express your observations, perceptions and ideas through the act of drawing and painting.

At the end of the Stage 2 portfolio building course, you will have the ability to choose your own artistic direction, which can be further developed in Stage 3.

Build a portfolio - Stage 3

Stage 3 of the portfolio building course, is concerned with revealing a more personal approach to the act of painting and drawing. Elements from work produced in Level 1 and 2 will be used to develop a more individual approach and style.

A number of themes will be set for the Stage 3 portfolio building course from Draw and Paint Online, on which you can research and anchor your ideas. The course will involve:

• Gathering information and researching your chosen subject
• Experimenting with techniques, skills, processes, approaches and methods in relation to your research
• Developing expanding and opening out your ideas in relation to your chosen subject
• Creating a final piece of work based around one of the chosen themes, realised either in a drawing or painting medium.

You will be expected to:

• Apply traditional skills, techniques, theories and experimental approaches to painting and drawing, using a variety of materials
• Adopt and develop an individual approach and method of working that has its roots in observation, expression or analytical work
• Place your own work in an art historical context.

At the end of the course, you will have engaged in a visual and practical experience that will provide you with an insight into your own creative potential and direction.

Costs for the art portfolio course

The portfolio building course costs only 150 euros per month.

To find out more about our portfolio building course, contact atelier-di-pittua now !

 
 
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