30 Aug 2013
Life drawing for art college
Portfolio development workshops in East Lothian

We have some excellent news that we will running our portfolio development workshops again for school pupils in East Lothian. It is aimed at any school pupil in the East Lothian  Council schools who wants to apply to art college or is studying art at higher or advanced higher level to improve their portfolio ideas.

We had some great successes from last years group, places being offered to participants at Glasgow School of Art, Gray's School of Art, Heriot Watt University, Falmouth University and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

When the colleges start looking at portfolios in their selection process what they are really looking for is something different, something that they haven't seen before. They are also looking for a commitment to your art studies. This is best shown by including work that hasn't been done at school.

Although life drawing is not a necessity, it can be a good starting point for any portfolio. All that is learnt in the life room (handling of materials, ways of seeing, ways of interpreting) can be transferred to other creative areas.

Portfolio ideas

Therefore we will be working from a life model for a number of weeks. We will however be looking at sketchbook ideas and portfolio ideas. How do you generate them and how can you develop them?

This class has been relaly fun and incredibly useful and beneficial for me and I owe it so much to Julie for taking the time to do the class. I really feel it has helped me to make my work more mature… it has been really invaluable. Thanks Julie!  Jean Oberlander

Starting on 23 September – 23 December inclusive we're at the John Gray Centre in Haddington, 1.30-3.30pm. There is a small charge for the 12 weeks.

This year we are also offering classes to catch the schools of Ross High, Prestonlodge and Musselburgh Grammar in Musselburgh at Fisherrow. This will be on Mondays starting on 20 September – 20 December inclusive at 4.30-6pm.

If you'd like to sign up please contact Lesley Smith at East Lothian Council Arts Service  letting her know which school you are at. It would also be good to let your teacher know just so that we have all bases covered!

Portfolio ideas

Portfolio ideas

Classes are organised by East Lothian Council Arts Service.


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