This course is oriented toward developing or enhancing a portfolio of works that may or may not be used to apply to art school at the middle school, high school and college levels. 

Portfolio prep

Focus Studio is a class for preteens and teens that are committed to art on a long-term basis. We develop the foundation through observational work (Still Life, figure drawing, etc), learn the use of symbolism and concept in their artwork and do explorations of media and ideas in sketchbook development.

Have you heard about Magnet schools & Charter Art Schools?

  • Miami Arts Studio
  • Michael Krop
  • MAC
  • BridgePrep Academy of Arts and Mind
  • South Miami Middle Community School
  • South Miami K8 Center 
  • Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts

Prices & scheduling

Prices & scheduling

What we offer...

Using our 11 years of experience preparing kids, we coach your child in creating a unique and original portfolio, and prepare him or her in audition and interview techniques. Former students in DASH and New World share their experiences and give additional tips. Additional coaching via email and text is available 5 days a week. Call or email to schedule a 1.5 hour class  diagnostic interview to apply ($36.50).


NOTE: It is highly recommended to start SOON, BEFORE the Summer of your last middle school year for High School applicants or elementary year for Middle School applicants. Application process opens in October and Auditions are held during January  and February. Contact us for more information about the Application Process.

Focus Studio

Have you heard about Art Magnet Schools? These are middle and high public schools consistently ranked in the top 100 public schools in the country. They have high academic standards and outstanding Art Programs. The Schools:​

  • DASH
  • New World School of the Arts
  • Coral Reef
  • South Miami Middle
  • Southwood Middle
  • Doral Academy


  • $73 a week (Includes 2.5 hour class and virtual Coaching
  • Summer and School Schedule: ​Please Contact Us.
  • $200 per 4 class month + material fee
  • 2.5 Hour Class
  • Summer and School Schedule: ​Please Contact Us.