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Drawn to Success Portfolio Building Boot Camp

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“The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot, in conjunction with local artist Garth Laidlaw will be running a summer course to help you get into the art college of your dreams. Each …

“The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot, in conjunction with local artist Garth Laidlaw will be running a summer course to help you get into the art college of your dreams. Each instructor will be teaching a number of courses to help you succeed in creating a great portfolio that will ensure your success.

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  • 1. If you want to apply to an arts college, consider these facts...  Getting into arts college is as difficult as getting into Harvard? It’s the same 30:1 odds of acceptance – that means that up to 97% get rejected every year.  Between 500 and 4,000 students apply to each program every year?  To get into the best art and design programs, it takes more than high school art?  The number one comment grade 12 prospective art students make is that they wish they had started in grade 11?
  • 2. Do the artworks in your portfolio look like this?
  • 3. If so, then you need the help of these guys! Garth Laidlaw of Artstory Karen Kesteloot of PortPrep
  • 4. About Karen  over 15 years teaching experience in both the adult interest art field and applied arts at community colleges  reviewed portfolio submissions to the Illustration Program at Sheridan College with a senior professor and learned what is required to create a winning portfolio  Through PortPrep, has gotten ALL of her students to their choice of art college Click here for more info about Karen
  • 5. Karen's Courses  Brain Splitting for Better Drawings: Building Basic Drawing Skills for College (July 8-10, 2014)  Mastery of Illusion: Learn The Laws of Shade and Shadow and Master The Art of Sight Measuring (July 15-17, 2014)  Summoning Creativity: How to Brainstorm Unique and Out of the Box Ideas (July 22- 24, 2014)  Managing Your Message: Make an Impact with Masterful Compositions and Direct the Viewer’s Eye with Precision (July 29-31, 2014)  Get a Better Perspective: Create Believable Spaces in Perfect Perspective (July 29-31, 2014)  Media Matters: Express your ideas in colour media: get exposed to oil and chalk pastel, marker, pencil crayon, charcoal and graphite (August 5 – 7, 2014)  Make a WOW Portfolio Piece: Challenge yourself to make your “flagship piece” in this creative exploratory course (August 12-14, 2014)  Painting Prowess: Make your first masterpiece in oil, acrylic or watercolour (July 7 - August 11, 2014)
  • 6. About Garth  Graduated from Sheridan College in Animation  Part Freelance animator, part Freelance illustrator, part Educator, and part Community Culture Encourager  Currently creating illustrations for a children's storybook, titled Project TruckfortClick here for more info about Garth
  • 7. Garth's Courses  Figure Anatomy Basics: Dive into Human Anatomy to give your Figures more Realism and Believability (July 8-11, 2014)  Creating Worlds for the Future: Draw Believable Characters and Environments from your Imagination to Create Fantastical Worlds (July 15- 18, 2014)  Can’t Beat Concept Art: Learn from some of the Best Creative Minds in Animation, Game Design, and TV to Improve your Drawing (July 22-25, 2014)  Let’s Board: Develop the key concepts of Storyboarding for various media. This is the fundamental course for telling effective stories (July 28- 31, 2014)  Bending Buildings: Leave your rulers at home – in this course you’ll learn to draw crazy perspective for a more stylized approach (August 5-8, 2014)  All About the Character: What are stories without thoughtful, engaging characters? We’ll dive into character creation for comics, storybooks, movies, TV shows, or videogames. (August 12-15, 2014)  Building an Artistic Routine: What’s more important than drawing and painting to a visual artist? (August 9-22, 2014)
  • 8. By taking their courses, you will:  Develop advanced drawing skills necessary to create your art portfolio for college  Learn specific skills commonly applied by experienced and advanced animators in their works, thus giving you a distinct advantage as you go into an animation program in college  Increase your chances of getting into, if not guarantee you a spot in, any art or design program of your choice!
  • 9. For more information about the courses and how to enroll in them, visit http://bit.ly/drawntosuccessbootcamp ...or follow PortPrep on social media!