|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.
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
examples of art work produced by students taking this
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
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:
03. Mark making
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
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
• 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
You will be expected to:
• Apply traditional skills, techniques, theories
and experimental approaches to painting and drawing, using
a variety of
• Adopt and develop an individual approach and method
of working that has its roots in observation, expression
• 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
To find out more about our portfolio building course,