ON-SITE & ONLINE
ART & DESIGN PORTFOLIO PREPARATION COURSES

London's Best Rated Art Portfolio Preparation Courses


Join one of London's leading art and design portfolio preparation courses at Sunny Art Centre. The Centre has established itself as one of the most favoured destinations to study art and design in London and is sponsored by the Art Council England. The Art Centre offers a range of onsite and live online Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Courses. The onsite art courses are held at the Sunny Art Centre in the heart of one of the most creative hubs in Holborn, with the British Museum and University of the Arts London being our neighbours. The art courses are also available to attend remotely live online.

Our reputable Art & Design Portfolio Preparation courses are designed to assist art students in preparing art and design portfolios for applications to art universities and colleges and young students preparing for an art scholarship, art GCSE, and art A-level. We also offer extra services, including interview support for art universities and colleges, editorial assistance, and digital art portfolio services.

We offer three portfolio courses: Basic, Standard and Premium:

Basic - Receive a bespoke, individual, and structured study plan through 10 one-to-one lessons and 10 group lessons (1 lesson = 2 hrs). To be completed within three months.

Standard - Receive a bespoke, individual, and structured study plan through 20 one-to-one lessons and 30 group lessons (1 lesson = 2 hrs). To be completed within four months.

Premium - Receive a bespoke, individual, and structured study plan through 30 one-to-one lessons and (1 lesson = 2 hrs). To be completed within five months.

We understand the time and support required to prepare a portfolio; for this reason, we offer a combination of both one-to-one and group lessons. A perfect balance to meet with your dedicated tutor to develop your portfolio objectives and group lessons to provide you with adequate time to produce essential volume work (such as practical studies and actual projects). Our group lessons are limited to 10 students and our onsite lessons are limited to 7 students, allowing our teachers to work closely with every student and provide individual guidance to support your portfolio.

According to your availability and your tutors, we will schedule your one-to-one art course timetable (one-to-ones art lessons are arranged at mutually convenient times). We have group sessions scheduled every day throughout the year.

Our dedicated art tutors and art professionals have already supported hundreds of art students achieving acceptance into leading and prestigious art universities and art colleges. These include Central Saints Martins Colleges of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Camberwell College of Art, the Slade School of Art, Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. We have also assisted a significant number of young students in achieving art scholarships and their desired grades.

Onsite & Online Virtual Art Courses


All of our art courses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive 1-1 and group art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Easy set-up for home study 

Access the Zoom   virtual art classroom with laptop & mobile

Laptop:  Virtual tutorial with our art tutors
Mobile Camera: Tutor can monitor your working progress
Prepare Art Materials for Home Study  : Online Art Course Materials pack

How are the live online art short courses structured?

You will receive structured lessons with reference images, concept and technique documents, short demonstration videos, plus live demos from your tutor and critiques.

Live Demonstration 

Demonstration with traditional drawing/painting medium techniques: Our tutor will set up the camera to live record the demonstration during the art lesson. 

Demonstration with Photoshop
:

  1. Screenshot student’s work in progress 
  2. The tutor will screen share their computer screen live with students 
  3. Correct students' work live with Photoshop; this software provides an assortment of traditional drawing and painting brush effects, allowing tutors to paint/draw digitally with academic drawing /painting techniques.

Screen Share  : Allows our tutors to share their computer screen with remote students during live sessions for explanations and critiques
Screenshot / Screen Recording  :  Allows you to record any useful info during the virtual class
Group Learning: Monitor your classmate’s working progress and learn from their critiques.

COVID-19
To ensure the safety of our students and staff we have implemented the government's Covid-19 policies and advice (link).

 


SUITBILITIES


Our art and design portfolio preparation courses, in our central London art studio, are perfect for students that need to prepare their art portfolios from scratch or refine and improve existing ones. They are suitable for students wishing to apply art universities and colleges for a Foundation, BA or Master degree in one of the following courses or others:

Fine Art/Architecture /Graphic Design/Fashion and Textile Design/Photography/Illustration/Sculpture/Ceramic/Product Design/Interior&Furniture Spatial Design/Product Design/Film and Media

Our art portfolio courses are also suitable for students that need to prepare art projects or art portfolios to apply for art scholarships,  art GCSE, art A-level or art courses in the UK or abroad.

Learn How To Create an Outstanding Art Portfolio From Experts

Our tutors have exceptional skills and experience when it comes to advising students for their portfolios. Each of our instructors has honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Central Saint Martins College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Bartlett School of Architecture, and Goldsmith College of Art in London, the Athens Academy in Greece and the Florence Academy of Art. They exhibit their work in the UK, internationally and appeared in various publications and programs, including those of the BBC. These qualities guarantee the high success rate our students achieve in entering the programmes of their choice. The art tutors' extraordinary efforts ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke, cutting-edge art tuition for students both onsite at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

How To Signup Online

We offer three Art & Design portfolio courses: basic, standard and premium. Each course is tailored to meet your specific needs to achieve the optimum results. Each art portfolio course includes a combination of one-to-one art tuition and group art tuition. The private art tuition is provided by an art and design specialist, who will provide you with a personalised study plan and provide unparalleled guidance throughout the course. The group lessons offer more time to develop ideas and projects under our team of expert art tutors.  This unique and bespoke combination will allow you to explore different art practices and experiment with your projects to develop a highly engaging art portfolio.

 


Three Art & Design Portfolio Courses 


Choose your preferred course below. The 3 courses differ in terms of length and support provided during the course.

1. Click Book Now to sign up for your preferred course online on the respective course page and process the payment.*

2. Email us with your suitable date for your first 1-1 lesson and with your enrolment form (Download).**

* The different course tiers come with different benefits. E.g. a premium course, offers double the one to one support available in the standard course (also, at a lower cost per individual lesson), and with unlimited group lessons. 
** The form is important as it gives the tutors details about your requirement so to best support you in developing your portfolio.

 

10 one to one + 10 group lessons
Complete within 3 months

Recommended for students that need to improve their existing portfolio 

 

20 one to one +30 group lessons
Complete within 4 months

Recommended for students that need to improve their existing portfolio 

 

30 one to one lessons
Complete within 5 months

Recommended for students that need to prepare their portfolio from scratch or find themselves in their early stages

One-to-one Art Tuition & Bespoke Study Plan

We understand the time and support required to prepare a portfolio; for this reason, we offer a combination of both one-to-one and group lessons. A perfect balance to meet with your dedicated tutor to develop your portfolio objectives and group lessons to provide you with adequate time to produce essential volume work (such as practical studies and actual projects). Our group lessons are limited to 10 students, and our onsite classes are limited to 7 students, which allow our teachers to work closely with every student and provide individual guidance to support your portfolio.

 


BESPOKE  STUDY  PLAN 


 

During your first art lesson, you will have an introductory session with a dedicated art tutor. You will have the opportunity to share your previous art education, recent work, ideas and portfolio objectives. Your art tutor will provide you with the necessary portfolio requirements for the universities or colleges you wish to apply. You will be presented a well-structured and effective study plan to develop ideas, skills, techniques and focus on the work required.

Your tutor will provide expert guidance in creating your portfolio and keeping you on track to meet your project goals; to maximise your chance in achieving an outstanding portfolio.

 

Advantages

Our art portfolio courses combine both one to one and group lessons.

We have tutors that can support your application for all university courses, including Fine Art, Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration, or Fashion Design/Textile Design.

Enjoy our flexible timetable and book classes at your most convenient times.

Choose from a variety of course packages depending on the kind of support you need.

Get support from tutors with unparalleled art backgrounds from world-leading art institutions. They’ll help you handle a variety of media and ideas in an ordered and structured way.

Whether you need to start from scratch or have developed some projects already, we will tailor your course accordingly.

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