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Ashcan Studio of Art, New York City:
Ashcan Art Studio is a creative space for future professional artists, designers, illustrators, sculptors and those applying for art schools. With two locations in New York City (in Manhattan and Queens), Ashcan specializes in college portfolio preparation. Our main objective is to assist you, whether you are a high school student or a transfer student, gain entrance into the university art program or the private art school of your choice. We offer individualized classes for students to develop their visual arts portfolio to the highest standards. We conveniently offer day and evening classes, seven days a week, all year long.

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Portfolio preparation programs are offered in the following areas:

Painting:
- Learn the basic principles, techniques and method of various print media
- Oil, acrylic, watercolor and color pencil

Drawing:
- Learn to draw from life
- Portrait, self-portrait, figure, landscape, architectural, interior, fashion

Creative Artwork:
- Develop creative thinking and endow individual's artistic style and creativity

Multi-media Drawing:
- Create art using a wide variety of media (video, photography, newspaper, music, dance etc)

Illustration:
- Computer illustration, traditional illustration, animation

Fashion Design:
- Garment construction and fashion illustration

Figure Drawing:
- Learn to draw from live model, anotomical drawing

Design:
- Accessory and jewelry design, graphic, product design, industrial design and design principles

Interior & Architecture:
- for interior design and architecture students

Lighting Design:
- For Parson's Lighting Design Graduate School admissions

Beginner to Advanced Level Portfolio Preparation Programs:

Undergraduate:
For applicants for undergraduate programs, a portfolio should be composed of works that demonstrate basic skills, as well as an individual's creativity. A good portion of a portfolio should consist of works that exhibit fundamental skills such as life drawings, self portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Applicants who are interested in graphic design and architecture (i.e. non fine arts) are also expected to show these basic skills in visual arts (painting and drawing) rather than show works in the specialized area. There are a few exceptions to this general rule, i.e. F.I.T requires a specialized portfolio.

Transfer Student (Undergraduate):
For transfer students, a portfolio should include works that demonstrate proficiency in the area of speciality. These works should show fundamental skills in the area of interest, as well as basic skills (drawing and painting) in fine arts. Works should show basic skills in both areas, rather than highly specialized works.

Graduate School:
Portfolio for graduate study should focus on the process of art making, from it's conception to it's construction. It's important to show a cohesive and thematic body of work.

Summer / Winter Break Program:
This intensive 6 week course for high school and college transfer students utilizes the period during the summer / winter break to accomplish 10 - 15 portfolio pieces.

Condensed Period Portfolio Preparation:
An intensive program to effeciently prepare college portfolio in a condensed period of time. Ashcan Studio specializes in this intensive program. The curriculum is designed to complete your portfolio in a short time period. In a 12 - 24 week period, 20 to 30 portfolio pieces are completed. Students are provided with individual work spaces and consultation determines the duration and intensity of course work.

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Valentin Yotkov Studio, New York City
Courses / Programs
The Valentin Yotkov Studio in Brooklyn, New York City is one of the only schools in the USA that specializes in chasing/repousse instruction. Our studio offers weekly classes, intensive workshops, as well as private tutoring. Valentin also teaches at other schools in the US and abroad. We are open year round, and all levels are welcome.

All classes and workshops taught exclusively by Master Silversmith Valentin Yotkov, who also teaches workshops at other schools in the United States and Europe. After almost becoming a lost art, Chasing and Repoussé are currently experiencing a modern Renaissance. Metalsmiths worldwide are discovering the potential of these techniques for creating unusual, intricate designs on jewelry, hollowware or other forms of metalwork.
Weekly Chasing and Repousse Classes & Workshops:

- Chasing and Repousse
- Miniature Vessel Raising
- Chasing on a Three Dimensional Vessel
- Rendering and Stylizing Designs for Jewelry
- Constructed Hollowware
LiloVeve Jewelry School, New York
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NYC, LiloVeve Jewelry School offers fun, informative classes and workshops in the art of handcrafting jewelry. Classes include full 6-week programs, or short 2-day workshops.

Founded by a jewelry artist, the school is a professional environment for the exploration of jewelry fabrication and design.

Fields of study range from basic silversmithing and wax carving to high karat gold alloying and stone setting.

Our weekend workshops highlight specialty techniques such as filigree, enameling, granulation, chain making, and more.

Our focus is to provide an artistic and creative classroom in which to learn and explore the art of jewelry making. Small class sizes and personal attention are a hallmark.

We offer hourly rate benchtime for practice, completion of work / jewelers in need of equipment and space, students wanting to explore their own ideas in a supportive environment.
Specialized 6-week Jewelry Classes:
- Introduction to Silversmithing
- Gold Alloying (Goldsmithing)
- Introduction to Wax Carving
- Wax Carving II: Stonesetting
- Wax Carving II: Bracelet Design
- Silver II: Design & Technique

2-Day Jewelry Workshops:
- Steel
- Mold Making
- Bezel Setting
- Prong Setting
- Flush Setting
- Tube Setting
- Jewelry Production
- Business for Designers
Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. Located in the heart of Manhattan's Chelsea district, our undergraduate and graduate academic programs prepare you for a career in more than 30 fields leading to Associate’s, Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in areas including fashion design, jewelery design, fabric styling, fashion merchandising management, illustration, photography, advertising and marketing among many others.

Academic life at FIT also includes the liberal arts, study abroad opportunities, evening and weekend degree programs, and online courses. So no matter what your aspirations, dreams and lifestyle, you’ll be able to tailor FIT to meet your needs.

Each of our programs combine the practical and the theoretical, giving you the kind of hands-on learning that will create a seamless transfer to the professional world. Our faculty members are not only nationally and internationally recognized for their contribution in their field, they’re engaging teachers dedicated to their students.
Bachelor Degree Programs:
- Advertising and Marketing
- Communications
- Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
- Fabric Styling
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Merchandising Management
- Illustration
- Jewelry Design
- Photography
- Textile/Surface Design
- Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design...

Masters Degree Programs:
- Art Market: Principles and Practices
- Exhibition Design
- Global Fashion Management...

We also offer Executive Education programs & online courses.
Bianca Lopez Studio of Jewelry Art and Design, NYC
Courses / Programs
The Bianca Lopez Studio of Jewelry Art and Design is a quiet, light-filled studio located downtown in NoHo, New York City, where anyone from beginners to advanced students can learn the craft of jewelry-making and develop their own business as jewelry designers.

Our curriculum, which can be molded to meet the needs of individual students, draws from the history of jewelry and the other forms of decorative art from the ancient classical period to the present. We offer regular classes in Metals and Wax, special workshops on a broad range of design topics, and individual consultations for jewelry designers with new or growing businesses. We believe in using the most environmentally friendly materials and methods.
Beginner to Advanced Level Jewelry & Metal Design Programs:

- Metals Workshops (year-round)
- Wax Workshops (year-round)
- Design Workshops (year-round / special summer program)
- Private sessions and consultations (by appointment)
- Special Workshops and Master Classes
Parsons - New School of Design
Courses / Programs
Parsons - New School of Design, located in New York City, New York, is a college of art and design offering associate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs. A pioneer in art and design education since its founding in 1896, Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century. Today, when design thinking is increasingly being employed to solve complex global problems, Parsons is leading new approaches to art and design education.

Parsons undergraduate programs offer rigorous art and design training within an environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration. In advocating both specialized practice and hybrid experimentation, Parsons’ student-centered curriculum allows emerging artists and designers to break new ground in their fields and develop nascent disciplines.
Undergraduate Degree Programs:
- Fashion Design (BFA)
- Architectural Design (BFA)
- Communication Design (BFA)
- Interior Design (BFA)
- Photography (BFA)
- Product Design (BFA)

Graduate Degree Programs:
- Architecture (M.Arch)
- Fashion Studies (MA)
- Fine Arts (MFA)

Associate Degree Programs:
- Fashion Marketing (AAS)
- Graphic Design (AAS)...
London Art Portfolio, UK
Courses / Programs
• London Art Portfolio provides successful Art and Design portfolio preparation courses and foundation courses in Central London in all areas of fine art and design to students from New York, the U.S. & around the world - at all levels. We help to prepare you for University applications, interviews, or your personal development!

• Prepare for entry to a Masters Degree, Bachelor Degree, Foundation Diploma or Pre-Degree level course in Art and Design.

• We ensure successful placements at all levels, including onto University of the Arts London, UCA & other renowned art colleges & universities in the UK, USA & around the world.

• London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.

• Julia has great success in placing British and international students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career.

• With class size limited to 12 students, we offer a very personal, tailored service throughout the year.

"Central Saint Martins has offered me a place on Foundation Pathway: Graphic Design. I'm so happy! Thank you so much for your guidance and all heart that you put in to help me out."
- Aleksandra, Poland

"At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and was accepted! It was a great victory & I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!"
- Paola, Italy
Art & Design Portfolio Courses / Career Change / Private Tutoring in:

• Fine Art
• Fashion Design
• Textiles
• Graphic Design
• Photography
• 3D Design / Architecture

Year-round & Summer Courses:
• Portfolio Preparation Courses: 24, 18, 12, 6, or 4 weeks
• Digital Portfolio Preparation
• Foundation Course in Art and Design
• 1 week Enrichment Course in Drawing or Model Making
• One-to-one Tutoring
• Art & Design Short / Evening Classes
• Art & Design Summer Courses (Adults & Teens)
• Corporate Workshops
• Private Online Tutoring (Adults & Teens)