Tag Archives: art teacher

13 Jan 2015
impress your art teacher
Drawings that will impress your art teacher

Drawings that will impress your art teacher?? Hmm, this might sound like a pretty normal thing to do as many students do think that drawing is only valued / validated if it impresses their art teacher. Have you ever done this? Let's just make the clarification between drawing ONLY to impress your art teacher and drawing that is enjoyable for you but also happens to impress your art teacher. The 2 are very different, so read on.

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3 Nov 2014
Advanced higher art and design
View advanced higher art and design showcase 2014

On Thursday evening we attended the Advanced Higher art and design exhibition at the Tramway in Glasgow. For those of you not familiar with the Scottish education system, the advanced higher art and design is the final award studied at school if chosen to. It's ranked slightly higher than A levels by UCAS and many students who study advanced higher art then go on to apply to art college.

Having never attended this event before (it's been running for 4 years) I was quite excited to be seeing the best of the schools' talent. Also in a greatly inspiring venue, the Tramway Centre, Glasgow.

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21 Mar 2014
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Life drawing – or not?

Life drawing or not, that is the question?! You might be wondering what to put in an art portfolio for success.

I feel compelled to write this blog post as we've been running a portfolio preparation workshop which included life drawing classes in Haddington for school pupils applying to art college. This is a great opportunity for students as it is a thorough academic session in developing and strengthening looking and recording skills. This is relevant to any art or design project to varying degrees. (more…)

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8 Nov 2013
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This weekend – start drafting your UCAS personal statement

Whilst mentoring this week we've worked with 3 students and the one thing that has been discussed with all 3 is getting started writing your UCAS personal statement.

Whilst you might think there's loads of time before the deadline of 15 Jan 2014 there is also a lot of other stuff you need to get right too. Get this done early and you can forget about it and start thinking and doing all the work that needs to be done to get your portfolio up to scratch. (more…)

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1 Oct 2013
How to create a portfolio for art school
6 things to do today to help with your portfolio

We've all been there. We've got to make a start on getting our art school portfolio moving. We need to start doing some work outside of school as this is what the art school tutors will be looking for – your commitment to art outside of school. But where do you start? How do you get motivated when it's not something that has been set for you to do by your art teacher?

Read on to find out 6 ideas that can get your juices flowing and start today!  (more…)

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16 Sep 2013
Studying the course of your dreams – articulation agreements

Picture this, you are dead set on going to one particular college/university and you know exactly which course you want to do. It is really competitive and there are only a small number of places each year. 'How do I get into art college?' is something we are asked all the time.

What is the best strategy to following your dreams and getting accepted onto this course? Read on to find out about articulation agreements.

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20 May 2013
Claire Platt art teacher
Meet the artist/teacher Claire Platt

As part of our new blog post theme, that of ‘Meet the art teacher/artist’ each month we will highlight either an art teacher/tutor or artist and ask a handful of questions, nothing too serious but something that could encourage some interaction between art teachers, artists also college tutors.

Welcome Claire Platt, artist and art teacher – if you would like to take part or know someone who would then download the questions here and fire them back to us at: julie@portfolio-oomph.com

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25 Mar 2013
Emma Roberts lecturer
‘Meet the art tutor’ Emma Roberts

As part of our new blog post theme, that of ‘Meet the art teacher/tutor/artist’  each month we will highlight either an art teacher/tutor or artist and ask a handful of questions, nothing too serious but something that could encourage some interaction between art teachers, artists also college tutors.

Welcome Emma Roberts, art history lecturer – if you would like to take part or know someone who would then download the questions here and fire them back to us at: julie@portfolio-oomph.com

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18 Mar 2013
Julie Read artist
‘Meet the artist/tutor’ Julie Read

As part of our new blog post theme, that of ‘Meet the art teacher/tutor/artist’  each month we will highlight either an art teacher/tutor or artist and ask a handful of questions, nothing too serious but something that could encourage some interaction between art teachers, artists also college tutors.

Portfolio Oomph founder Julie Read kicks it off – if you would like to take part or know someone who would then download the questions here and fire them back to us at: julie@portfolio-oomph.com

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18 Mar 2013
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Meet the art teacher/tutor/artist

We are launching a new blog post theme, that of 'Meet the art teacher/tutor/artist' where each month we will highlight either an art teacher/tutor or artist and ask a handful of questions, nothing too serious but something that could encourage some interaction between schools, artists and college tutors too.

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