Portfolio Preparation Classes

Let Palette Art School help you in the next step of your academic journey with our portfolio preparation course.

At our classes, we specialize in portfolio preparation for high school and post-secondary programs pertaining to both art and design. We tailor the work students do in our classes to each of their specific needs. We assist our students in the process of creating presentable and professional portfolio pieces to satisfy each portfolio requirement.

Our portfolio preparation classes happen on Mondays and Thursdays every week. Check out the times we have available below and click on your desired time to enroll.

MONDAY: 17:30 (1.5 hr)
THURSDAY: 17:30 (1.5 hr) | 19:15 (1.5 hr)

Before you start.

Anyone may enroll in this course at any time but we ask that each aspiring student consider the time it will take to finish their portfolio piece by piece. Below is a list of examples of past portfolio pieces and their average completion times. Please use the aforementioned times as a reference for how long it will take to complete the portfolio.

 PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

SCHOOL NAME

Still Life

Landscape

Self-Portrait

Gesture Drawing

3D Modeling

Creature

Poster

Interior Drawing

Exterior Drawing

Crayons Drawing

Storyboard

Character Design

Character Emotions

Character Rotations

Character Actions

Hands Action

Total Artwork

St. Elizabeth Catholic
High School

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

up
to 15

Westmount High School

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

up to 10

Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

X 

X 

X 

 

X 

X 

X 

X 

 

X 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claud Watson School for the Arts

 X

X 

X 

 

X 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unionville High School

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheridan College (Animation)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Sheridan College (Illustration)

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Seneca College
(Animation)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

George Brown
(Game Development)

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

OCAD

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryerson University

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

York University

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Toronto

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMPLE PORTFOLIO ARTWORK AND TIME REQUIRED

Realistic Self Portrait.

Pencil drawing with shades and tones on paper.
Appr. Size: 11”x 14”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Interior Perspective Drawing.

Pencil Crayon on paper.
Minimum 2 pieces of furniture.
Appr. Size: 11”x 14”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Poster.

Original Amusement Park/Attractions Poster. Must include a title within composition.
Mixed Media on Bristol board or canvas
Appr. Size: 24”x 36”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Imaginative Creature.

3 different media (collage, paint, pastel etc.) on paper
Appr. Size: 18”x 24”

3 lessons or 4.5 hours

3D Modeling.

Modelling clay.
Up to 10" high.

up to 5 lessons or 7.5 hours

Gypsum Figures.

Drawing of cylinder, ball, cube etc.
Pencil drawing with shades and tones on paper.
Appr. Size: 11”x 14”

3 lessons or 4.5 hours

Learning of Human Anatomy.

Sketching of human body parts. Hands and feet.
Pencil on newsprint paper.
Appr. Size: 18”x 24”

6 lessons or 9 hours

Human Skull.

Drawing of a human skull.
Pencil on paper.
Appr. Size: 18”x 24”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Facial Feature Gypsum Model.

Drawing of a gypsum model of Michelangelo's David.
Pencil on paper
Appr. Size: 18”x 24”

6 lessons or 9 hours

Still Life.

Monochrome still life drawing.
Pencil on paper.
Appr. Size: 11”x 14”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Still Life.

Pastel on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

3 lessons or 4.5 hours

Landscape.

Pastel on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

3 lessons or 4.5 hours

Masterpiece Replica.

Learning art techniques through remaking world-famous masterpieces.
Pastel on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Self-Portrait.

Pastel on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Still Life.

Monochromatic washing technique.
Watercolours on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Still Life - Alla Prima.

Learning art techniques through remaking world-famous masterpieces.
Watercolours on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

1 lessons or 1.5 hours

Landscape.

Learning art techniques through remaking world-famous masterpieces.
Watercolours on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

2 lessons or 3 hours

Landscape - Alla Prima.

Watercolours on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

1 lessons or 1.5 hours

Self-Portrait.

Watercolours on paper.
Appr. Size: 12”x 18”

2 lessons or 3 hours

Still Life.

Oil or acrylic on canvas.
Appr. Size: 16”x 20”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Landscape.

Oil or acrylic on canvas.
Appr. Size: 16”x 20”

4 lessons or 6 hours

Self-Portrait.

Oil or acrylic on canvas.
Appr. Size: 20”x 24”

5 lessons or 7.5 hours

Masterpiece Replication.

Oil or acrylic on canvas.
Appr. Size: 20”x 24”

5 lessons or 7.5 hours

If you feel you require more time to refine your skills before approaching your portfolio, consider enrolling in the portfolio preparation course a couple of months in advance to give us a chance to help you build up your artistic knowledge. This will allow you more time to learn and respectively, maximize your chance at success.