Applicants should come with a list of target schools that has been shared with parents to evaluate realistic access feasibility.
All the artwork created in the past year or two must be brought to the diagnostic eval, as well as sketchbooks. We are looking for ideas, not for technique. Please do not decide what is good and what is not. We'd like to see everything.
Be prepared to work on 2 projects for about 2 hours.
Call or text: 786-664-8893
Portfolio students need the commitment to come to at least one weekly class & studio hours until the work is done and the skills for the audition are achieved* Students who fall behind due to lack of work require more work on our part. Consequently, the monthly payment will go up.
Every year the lead magnet teachers from DASH and NWSA visit our students to meet them and tell them all about the application process.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT STUDENTS START PREPARING EARLY
In the past 5 years, we have seen students taking much longer to get ready and have a harder time with creativity. Some factors include a heavier load of homework from school and the prevalence of digital devices in our students' life, including social media and videogames. Depression and anxiety have skyrocketed.
PRIVATE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
SPACE IS LIMITED AND WILL BE ASSIGNED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.
When registering, you will see the total price of the program if your child were to need only the regular classes and studio hours.
The Portfolio Prep Program is tailored to each individual applicant.
Our students are successful when:
Application to these programs is highly competitive. Unlike sports, there are no qualifying matches. There is only one opportunity to be accepted: the day of the audition and portfolio presentation.
We prep your student for every aspect of the application and give you, the parent, all the relevant information to get the best opportunities and best fit for your student, including:
The earlier the student starts, the higher are the chances of being accepted and the lower the anxiety level for your child. Give your student the time they need to prepare for these very competitive and highly successful programs. Once accepted they'll be happier and more engaged in real-life learning.
5 (FIVE) CONTACT HOURS WITH TEACHERS EVERY WEEK
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. Some of the schools where our students have been admitted:
The Portfolio Prep Program has 4 components
1. A mandatory weekly class, 2.5 hours long: where the student will be working to develop original ideas, do explorations and acquire new skills
2. Mandatory Studio hours, 2.5 hours a week: where the student creates in the studio, and a teacher is available to answer technical questions.
3. Mandatory Work at home: where the student will work on main projects, research, and sketchbook explorations and practices, as well as independent self-driven work.
4. Virtual Coaching or in-studio consultation: available by appointment, to clarify any issue that might come up when the student is working at home. Students must be up to date with the work.