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 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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Drawn to Success Portfolio Building Boot Camp

  1. 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. 2. Do the artworks in your portfolio look like this?
  3. 3. If so, then you need the help of these guys! Garth Laidlaw of Artstory Karen Kesteloot of PortPrep
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. For more information about the courses and how to enroll in them, visit http://bit.ly/drawntosuccessbootcamp ...or follow PortPrep on social media!