ONLINE! Winter Extended Portfolio Development Program – Saturdays

Winter Workshop

Workshop Details

An Enhanced Art Portfolio Development Program

The Extended Portfolio Development Program is designed for those who want to develop basic skills in the hope of applying to colleges or universities for art-based programs. Our main focus will be for people in grades 11 and 12 but also for those looking to get into a creative career and build on their art portfolio development. This intuitive workshop will not only provide the fundamentals to honing necessary art skills, but will provide a personal and private portfolio review to ensure that your application is strong and ready to make an impact at the schools you choose.

This program runs 12 weeks on Saturdays, from February 20th to March 27th with a one week break with sessions resuming April 10th. Students have the option of scheduling their Private Portfolio Review throughout March or April with an instructor so that they can submit their work in time to meet any deadlines. Please ensure that you have already prepared a Portfolio for this review and have any other work completed throughout this program on hand as the Instructor may make recommendations to help you strengthen the presentation of your portfolio. 

Upon registration, please submit 3 – 10 current portfolio pieces in a .jpeg format not exceeding more that 1200 x 1200 pixels in size. Files should be submitted with your name clearly labeled on the file itself.


A full list of materials will be submitted to students who register though if you have any questions or concerns regarding this program, please email

What is taught: 

  • Figurative Life Drawing – 21 hours of instruction *Please note that nude models will be used for this class.
  • Perspective – 24 hours of instruction
  • Principles of Drawing and Structural Drawing – 12 hours of instruction
  • Colour Theory and Design & Composition – 12 hours of instruction
  • Application Process & Art Portfolio Development (i.e. how to write an application/how to write your essay/what pieces to include in your portfolio) – 3 hours 

Includes Private Portfolio Review: 30 minutes each, scheduled on own time – Please ensure that for this segment you have a portfolio prepared to review with your instructor

Work Examples