Creating a portfolio to apply for Art Colleges can be stressful, confusing and daunting.
This course is designed to guide you through the process every step of the way.

You will start to develop your own unique voice and vision and develop a theme / subject matter that suits you.

Together we will figure out what what college suits you best, find out the requirements for application and then create a plan & timeline in the 20 weeks we have together to get your work ready for application. 


We start with black & white drawing skills and mark making workshops, i.e. linear explorations, exploring line, volume, depth, weight(pressure), form surface qualities

Tonal studies using different black and white mediums: pencils, charcoal, ink, biro, markers, paint, brushes, twigs, cloths, etc.

Positive and negative space in your work

Perspective/composition/view finders/preparatory drawings using preparatory drawing/viewfinder, composition

Mixed media and collage work

Introduction low relief: textures and low relief exploring the page surface

Model making in 3D where appropriate (Architecture/Set Design, Model Making etc)

Introduction to colour theory and practice/exercises

Introduction to mobile making, and advanced 3D

Introduction to print 3D work, exploring the possibilities of your subject matter in 3D


20 Week Programme to get your portfolio ready
Currently sessions will be held online via Zoom

 € 300
Next Start Date: Week Commencing  January 4th,  2021

  • Introductory Group Meeting
  • Followed by one on one zoom meetings by appointment on a weekly basis (Wednesday evening)
  • Supported by Materials list, emailed projects and tasks
  • Online "how to" video demonstrations on various topics i.e. choosing your materials
  • Private Whatsapp group for support and continuous sharing of work

Do you have any questions about this course?

Just wanted to tell u that I got 600 points for my portfolio!!! Thanks so much for all your help!!


I got the full 600 points on the course I wanted (3d modelling and digital art)

Thank you so much for all your help!!


Thank you so much for the past two weeks I have enjoyed them a lot. You are full of insane ideas and have really helped me. I'm getting stuck in to my portfolio and can't wait to show you what I have done



Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Telephone: (085) 738 3126


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