What’s the strongest reason for wanting to get into your first choice art college? And how would it feel when you’re accepted? We have a couple of options to assist you:
Our mentoring programme is a 6 month process to prep you, it includes regular meetings and sessions with Julie Read of Portfolio Oomph, and it includes a full day in January to select and compile a digital portfolio. It culminates your application in February after interviews. If you contact us after September for submissions in January we can fast track you in 3 months. (Those with applications that run into April please call us to negotiate your requirements 07815 810797).
>> WHAT DO WE DO? Together, we establish a focused, personal plan including a digital portfolio service. We have a Facebook group where you can post your work, questions etc. for accountability and further support.
>> 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. We also have a Facebook Group where students can post, get feedback between sessions and meet others being mentored by Portfolio Oomph.
>> HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? We ask for a commitment of 6 months starting in September (or 3 month fast-track if starting later than September) for our mentoring, to enable the best possible chance of your success. For more bespoke arrangements please contact us 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 Skype.
>> HOW DO I ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT? You can call us on 07815 810797 or email us through our 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)
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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