Summer Portfolio Prep 2019

Open Enrollment
Summer Portfolio Prep for H.S. 2019, two weeks: dates TBA
Four (4) hours of art instruction. The fee inlcudes: art supplies; model fee; reviweing; mounting on matting boards; labeling; photographing two 3D pieces; and portfolio case.
High School Summer Portfolio Prep; Ages 12-14, 10:00am to 2:30pm
Two weeks; 
10 sessions-------------------------------------------------- $ Fee TBA
One week
5  sessions-------------------------------------------------- $ Fee TBA 
Flexible dates; upon request and availibilty
1 session --------------------------------------------------- $ Fee TBA 

The two-week H.S. summer portfolio prep fee includes photographing two 3D pieces. 
An optional, photography service is available to digitize the entire final portfolio selection for H.S. submission for a flat fee of $ 250

Developing a strong portfolio requires between 50 and 60 hours.

·       What to include in an art portfolio?

·       How to present a portfolio?

·       How to maximize the chance of being accepted?

Program Objective

This program is intended for students planning on applying to an art high school or college art program. Participant students will produce original pieces of artwork towards developing and building up a required portfolio. The work will be created in a variety of styles and techniques, utilizing traditional and contemporary methods with an imaginative and creative approach.

H.S. Students – Applying to NYC specialized art high schools has become a tougher competition effort. The criteria to evaluate applying students includes three main components: academic grades, audition performance, and portfolio. While the academic grades rank atop, developing a portfolio not only covers a requirement it also prepares the applicant for the audition, which ranks second after the academic grades. During the audition performance, evaluators can assess a student’s ability to think visually on his/her own.

A final review and selection of 15 to 20 pieces will constitute the portfolio. All selected pieces will be mounted and properly labeled before auditions/interviews. The program fee includes photographing two 3D pieces.


This program will help students develop their artistic skills and improve their ability to draw from observation, compose a picture, and use color in an effective way.Art assignments will include basic to advance drawing, painting, and design exercises from still life, live model, figure, landscape, etc., in both representative and abstract manners. Sources will be from observation, memory and imagination. Each student will develop his/her work individually at his/her own level and pace.


  • Drawing - Pencil, charcoal, graphite, pastels, oil pastel, ink
  • Painting - Watercolor, acrylics, tempera, and oil
  • Mixed Media - Collage, masking, block printing
  • Related Activities - Clay, slide and video projections

For the past 17 years, Wet Paint! Art Studio has been helping students with portfolio preparation. We have a successful track record as many of our students gain admission inot the NYC specialized high schools. 90% of our students are accepted into LaGuardia High School!



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