Painting Grid DETAIL
Self-portrait charcoal (1)
Bird sketch in conte crayon

I offer the following services for students applying to college programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

Portfolio Preparation Services for Visual Artists and Architects

• Fair and honest constructive critique about current artistic development 

• Portfolio preparation advice - selecting strongest works for portfolio and explaining why

• Suggestions for improving portfolio

• Individualized assignments to create portfolio art as needed

• Art course recommendations to develop portfolio at high school, pre-college programs, and other institutions 

• Pre-college summer program suggestions and application assistance

• Customizing portfolios to match each college application

• Professionally photograph portfolios [all photos on this site were taken by me of client work]

• Portfolio image cleaning and editing [all photos on this site were edited by me of client work]

• Resizing digital images for each application

Specialized College Advising Services for Visual Artists & Architects

• Discuss differences between art and architecture programs to help students decide which is best for them

• Help students evaluate whether a liberal arts college, university or a college of art is best for them

• Help studends decide which college degree(s) are best suited for their interests

• Help students decide which colleges they are interested in by reviewing photographs from my campus tours

College Counseling Services for All Students

• Deciding college major - which area(s) of study

• Interest profiling to help determine major interest(s)

• Developing a college list and narrowing choices to find a good “fit” based on interests

• Selecting teachers to write letter of recommendations

• Reviewing college essays and making suggestions for improvement

• Provideing financial aid and merit aid information

• Assisting with the college transfer process

Professional Services for Visual Artists

• Artwork photography services

• Artist residency information and research - finding residencies that fit the needs of each artist.

• Artist statement review- helping artists express their visual ideas with  words.

• Applying to MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) programs - finding programs that fit the needs of each artist

Portfolio Preparation from College Admissions Professional 1+510/ 725-2780