05 Jul Mentoring | private art lessons
Portfolio Oomph’s 1 to 1 private art lessons and mentoring will lead you to success with more clarity than ever before!
My tailored mentoring is designed to give you whatever you need for success at your first choice art college/university.
Competition is fierce, for example at Edinburgh College of Art there are in the region of 6000 applicants for approximately 280 places (1:22). You need to learn to think creatively, prepare your portfolio in the best way possible so that you don’t miss out.
Being successful at art college is about how quickly you realise what’s required and implementing this with a strategy. And over the last 7 years I’ve witnessed countless successes – like Ellie for example (video)
In the past 7 years I’ve worked as a private art tutor and mentored 73 students to success – gaining 139 places for art and design courses at 42 institutions around the UK and abroad (Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, University of the Arts London, Atelier Chardon Savard – Berlin, Wimbledon College of Arts, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and more).
Course success in subjects such as Painting, Interior Design, Fashion, Textiles, Sculpture, Architecture, Environmental Art, Illustration, Visual Communication to name a few.
Read on about 3 students who’ve achieved outstanding results, which at first seemed unattainable.
>> Ellie achieved 5 places at the some of the top colleges in the UK for fashion – see the video at the top of this page. Fashion is considered the most competitive subject at art college.
>> Read about how Yashi, an Indian student, made her international application over the summer to build a portfolio in just 5 weeks. She’s now graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and is studying for a Masters in Documentary Film.
What’s the strongest reason for wanting to get into your first choice art college?
And how would it feel when you’re accepted? I have a couple of options to assist you:
My mentoring programme is a 6 month process to prep you, it includes regular meetings and sessions with me, Julie Read of Portfolio Oomph and it includes a full day in January to select and compile your digital portfolio. It culminates your application in February after interviews. If you contact me after September for submissions in January I can fast track you in 3 months. (Those with applications that run into April please call to negotiate your requirements 07815 810797).
>> WHAT DO WE DO? Together, we establish a focused, personal plan including a digital portfolio service.
>> HOW DO WE DO IT? Once signed up, we meet every 2 weeks for one hour (or weekly if on Fast Track). In this hour session we plan, set tasks and review work that has been done. These regular meetings keep you on track to meet your goal of getting into your dream college.
>> HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? I ask for a commitment of 6 months starting in August/September (or 3 month fast-track if starting later than September) for my mentoring, to enable the best possible chance of your success. For more bespoke arrangements please contact me for prices and payment options.
>> WHERE DOES IT HAPPEN? All coaching meetings will take place at the Portfolio Oomph studio. This is to allow for access to materials, books and other resources. If travelling from Edinburgh by bus please take the Lothian buses route 29 (to Gorebridge NOT Gilmerton), Borders buses route X95 . There is now a rail link which is a short 20 minute train trip on the Borders Railway Tweedbank line. (Full address is 16 Park Road, Newtongrange, Midlothian. EH22 4JW). Mentoring is also offered by Zoom video call.
>> HOW DO YOU ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT? You can call me on 07815 810797 or email me through my contact page. Once a suitable programme for you has been agreed please click the book appointment button below to book your sesssions online (there is also the opportunity to write a message with your booking)
I have PVG Scheme Membership with Disclosure Scotland.
My services are available only to a VERY limited number of students. You will have my personal support to help you succeed.
If you choose my mentoring I will develop a bespoke learning plan absolutely focused on your individual needs.