Want to improve your art portfolio? Help is here.


Our pals at Parsons The New School For Design are hooking up with some other big names in the NYC art scene to bring a wonderful opportunity to High School junior and senior visual artists.

More info below, and through this link.

Portfolio Redefined is for high school juniors and seniors who are preparing an art and design portfolio for college admission as well as members of their families who would like to learn more about art degrees and college readiness.portfolio redefined

Join Parsons, Museum of Arts and Design, Ashcan Studio and the Joan Mitchell Foundation for a portfolio development day on October 11, 2014. Hands-on “how to” sessions will guide students in workshopping ideas for building a competitive application and portfolio for colleges of your choice while finding inspiration to kick-start your portfolio.

Parents are invited to attend sessions that review how students can turn a passion for art into a successful college major and career.   College representatives, arts professionals and students from art and design colleges will lead us in the day’s activities. RSVP here.

Student Workshops will include:

  • Portfolio strategies from artists and students
  • Best practices for digital documentation
  • Artist statement writing
  • Group portfolio reviews (bring a sampling of your artwork to share)


Parent Workshops will include: 
  • Overview of art & design majors and careers
  • Financial aid: What is it and how do we access it?

*A breakfast snack, a bag lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided for students and family members at the event.

*Students should bring a sample of 4-6 samples of your artwork to be reviewed for feedback.


  1. Kristine Schnacke

    Wish you could find a way to do something like a video conference option for those who do not live in the area but would love the event. Or possibly video the day and make it available online the following day or weekend for a fee. Just a thought.

    1. NYC Scholastic Awards

      Great idea Kristine! I’m not entirely sure how Parsons and their collaborators are handling the event but I can check and see if they have something like this planned. Where are you located? If you need some portfolio help, I’d be happy to let you know if another similar event pops up that is more accessible for you. Feel free to email me at corianna@artandwriting.org

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