If you are working preparing a portfolio for application to art college alone then the whole process can seem quite daunting. Who do you ask for impartial advice about your work? Does that person have a good insight into what the art colleges are looking for in an applicant? Even if you are at school or on a portfolio preparation course then it can sometimes still be quite difficult.
>> WHAT DO WE DO? Together, we establish a focused, personal development plan.
>> HOW DO WE DO IT? After an initial hour long meeting Portfolio Oomph establishes a contract that sets out your requirements from Portfolio Oomph. This details our interpretation of your requirements and the support that we can offer. Importantly, to get you started, we provide some action points for a more focused path. It also sets out the arrangements for meeting which can be flexible. For example: on an ongoing, regular basis or just as and when you feel you need support.
>> HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? We charge £40 / hour for our mentoring sessions (and £20 per part/half hour), payable in cash only at the end of each session please. If we are working by Skype our sessions are charged at £45 / hour and payment to be made prior to the session.
>> 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 . We now also have 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 Skype.
>> HOW DO I ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT? You can call us on 07815 810797, email us through our contact page. Or please click the book appointment button below to book online (there is also the opportunity to write a message with your booking)
Portfolio Oomph does not offer refunds on any of its products or services. Portfolio Oomph offers you the best possible chance of creating a portfolio that will secure you a place at art college. However we cannot guarantee that by using our learning materials/mentoring services that you will be accepted to art college. The website, its content and all mentoring services are a support to aid your application, not a passport to a place.
Julie Read (Portfolio Oomph) has PVG Scheme Membership with Disclosure Scotland.
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