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Pre-College Portfolio Prep 

(In-Person and Online)


3-hour class/twice a week

*All materials are included*


Cre8sArt School focuses on the preparation of finished portfolio pieces in a variety of media and approaches. The session includes intensive one-on-one instruction and counseling prepared towards each student’s individual goals and admission requirements. All supplies are provided, and each student receives a professionally photographed digital portfolio of the work at the completion of the course.

Our program will help students create portfolios for the schools of their choice for Art Colleges/Programs. Instructors provide specific and customized requirements from student’s selected schools to tailor the program to a multitude of formats. The course is offered twice a week as an intensive 12 week program for students to create various  works to include in their portfolio. During the program students will revisit the fundamentals of drawing, painting, printmaking, and other materials in the classical tradition, as well as experiment and learn about new medias. 


Our students from our Portfolio Prep Courses have been accepted to Maryland Institute College of Art, School of Visual Arts, as well as many others.  


Portfolio Preparation


  • Our team will help the students to prepare their art portfolios for high school and college admissions. 

  • During the summer camp our students will obtain a collection of work for their portfolios. 

  • We will assist with selecting their best works and professionally photographing them.

Bergen County Academies, Bergen County Technical High School


These schools require 13 portfolio pieces, and 30-60 minute drawing  at the interview:

  • 4 imaginary works

  • 4 fantasy works

  • 4 observational works

  • 1 self-portrait


To be able to develop adequate drawing, shading and painting skills, it is recommended to start preparation in 6th or 7th grades.

Art Colleges & Art Programs



Art colleges and art programs require 15-20 portfolio pieces:

  • black and white observation pieces drawn from life

  • self-portrait

  • still life

  • pair of shoes

  • room interior 


Please, be advised that you are going to work in color with soft oil pastels and color pencils. You will be painting with watercolor, tempera paint, acrylic and oil paint. You will create artworks from your imagination to show the level of your creativity and technical mastery. YOUR work needs to stand out from others, both technically and foremost creatively. You need to make a time commitment and be consistent in preparation.

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