Speaking about the partnership, Julie Read, Founder of Portfolio Oomph says: "This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in exploring their creativity and to learn something new. And it's not just for those applying to art college, anyone can attend our life drawing, 4 seasons drawing or our sketchbook development courses."
In addition to the face to face courses the Portfolio Oomph website is rich with valuable resources for future artists and designers. Every month more and more people access the website and their learning materials on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles and Read says she is delighted to be able to tutor people all over the world.
Read established Portfolio Oomph in response to recurring questions about applying when she was a tutor at Edinburgh College of Art. "Art is the only subject where you have such rigorous selection process, firstly to pass your exams, then to create a cracking portfolio and interview. Passing your exams with good grades doesn't necessarily win you that place at art college. And the Colleges can't tell you exactly what they want to see in your portfolio as each portfolio should be individual."
With 9 affordable ebooks and ecourses in their range, applying to art college in the UK has been made much clearer wherever you are based.
The content of these bitesize eBooks take you through the process of applying to art college; Choosing the right college for you, Deciding which subject to choose, Writing your personal statement, Creating a sensational portfolio, How to present and mount your work, How to blow them away at interview and What to do if you don't get in.
Responses to the website have been very positive as there really is no other website designed to guide students through this very specialised process. "This is like all my dreams come true, I can’t begin to describe how useful this is; it’s brilliant to find so many useful tips in one place! Thankyou!"
For more information contact Julie Read at Portfolio Oomph on 07815 810797, email julie@portfolio-
NOTES FOR THE EDITOR:
Portfolio Oomph was created in 2012 by artist and lecturer Julie Read, who has worked for 17 years in Higher and Further Education prior to redundancy in 2009.
Julie has been at both ends of the system; helping students to be successful in applying to Art College, as well as interviewing applicants for entry to Edinburgh College of Art for 9 years. She was also responsible for leading the student recruitment activity at Edinburgh College of Art (2006 – 9) which involved advising many prospective students and their parents about applying to Art College.
Julie Read is now based in Midlothian, 8 miles south of Edinburgh. Her work is included in a number of collections and she has received 4 awards from the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) also the British Council, Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy, Hope Scott Trust, City of Edinburgh Council and the Arts Trust of Scotland.
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