Portfolio Prep for
College Applications


Class Sneak Peek

John English

Advanced Portfolios Improve acceptance & scholarship opportunities at art & Design Schools.


Students with advanced portfolios are more likely to be accepted by leading art & design schools.


Improving your portfolio can broaden scholarship opportunities and open doors at top tier institutions.


This is completely online and custom-tailored. Prepare an application-ready portfolio that opens doors.


Applicants access a free drawing demo, lectures, & webinars.


Our program is advised by artists at top-tier colleges & universities

Don Kilpatrick

Don Kilpatrick

Illustration Department Head, College for Creative Studies


George Pratt

Ringling College of Art & Design

Sterling Hundley

Virginia Commonwealth


C. F. Payne

Director of MFA Illustration Program
Hartford Art School

 John English

John English


Workshop I: Foundations

Foundational skills are critical assets during the application process for art & design schools. The first installment of our program lays the foundations for making compelling images using these skills. This 8-week long workshop equips you with the necessary tools to jumpstart development on a high-end portfolio for your application. 

  • Weekly topic assignments
  • Weekly sketchbook & clothed life drawing assignments
  • Life drawing (clothed figure)
  • Proper use of sketchbook
  • Introduction to process
  • Color & Value: In-depth review and application.
  • Media introduction: (Graphite, charcoal, watercolor and gouache) 
  • Lighting: Understanding light and form 

3 hour Saturday sessions ·  2-5 pm PST · Delivered live and on demand for 8 weeks · Price: $1,199 · 10-15 students

 John English

John English


Workshop II: Portfolio Development

 This final installment is a critical resource for students preparing to apply to art & design schools. The instructor advises you as you prepare an application-ready portfolio. These resources include personally tailored guidance based on the schools and fields you are pursuing. Artists will be provided functional and constructive guidance for creating a head turning portfolio. This is the last step towards improving your acceptance and scholarship opportunities at art & design colleges. 

  • Identify what art and design colleges require for portfolio application
  • After students identify what is required for their portfolio, instructors will work with the students through each step of the image making process to develop the required finished
  •  Four finished images will be completed during the 8 week installment
  •  Students will become familiar with presenting ideas, sketches and finished art

3 hour Saturday sessions ·  2-5 pm PST · Delivered live and on-demand for 8 weeks · Price: $1,199 · 10-15 students

* Our Portfolio Prep for College Applications does not follow the identical structure of our Illustration, Animation, and Entertainment & Game Arts program.