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Ages 10-18

Our Portfolio course is tailored to the needs of students who are ready to apply to art-related university programs, including fine art, graphic design, animation, and architecture.

In this class, we focus on improving key skills, creating higher-level works of art, and pulling everything together into a portfolio that can be used in the university application process. The exact approaches taken are tailored to the needs of the student based on what program or programs they are applying to.

Start Date:
Fall Term: Sep 7, 2024
Spring Term: Feb 4, 2025
Duration: 19 weeks per term
Summer Term: July 2, 2024
Duration: 8-9 weeks

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Program Details

The instructors for this class are all professional artists who have excelled within their chosen fields and have graduated from major art institutions in Canada, the U.S., and Russia. These instructors serve not just as teachers, but as mentors.


Fees are paid by term. It is prorated for students who join late and it is subject to availability. Your credit card is not charged until we verify all the fees and apply discounts.

  • FALL, SPRING or SUMMER TERM: 2 hr class: $46+HST, if registered for a term. Single class: $49.00+HST
  • Annual registration fee: $25 per student or $40 per family;
  • Bring your own brushes or get a set from us;
  • Portfolio Fee: $80;
  • 5% off on another family member or another course within the same term;
  • No refunds for missed classes. 2 make up classes within the same term, subject to availability;

Note: If you don’t see your preferable day and time, most likely it means the class is full, don’t get upset – contact us and we gladly find you a suitable option.

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Frequent Questions

Questions and answers about our Portfolio

Yes, depending on the program, the requirements and preferences may be different. For example, in architecture, admissions prefer drawings that showcase an understanding of perspective (buildings, stairs, still-life).

Your portfolio can include a variety of subject matter with various media such as pencil drawing, acrylic and oil painting, mixed media, and others. A sketchbook is highly recommended for your portfolio.

Unlike our regular teen classes, the class size for portfolio students is smaller – no more than 6 students. This allows the teacher a more personalized approach with each student and their portfolios.

Our teacher will be evaluating the knowledge and skills of a potential student and preparing an individual plan for every student based on the requirements of the particular institution. It will include a written report that will be given in the beginning of the term. The report will include an approximate amount of hours needed to perfect the portfolio, recommended artwork, strengths and weaknesses as well as personalized recommendations from the teacher. The student and teacher will also develop goals and an action plan to follow-through.

Yes, there will be an additional $40 charge for every institution after the first one.

Customer Reviews

Read feedback from our students. These are real stories of very different people.
Wonderful attentive teachers!
Wonderful attentive teachers! Small groups of students. Love it!
Marina More
Taylor was accepted into OCAD
Hi Olga and Tatyana, We just wanted to let you know that Taylor was accepted into OCAD and she is thrilled. We are so thankful for all of your help with her portfolio. She really progressed and developed a lot of wonderful pieces for her portfolio. She couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for everything. Sincerely,
Stephanie and Taylor
Oliver was accepted to NSCAD
Hi Tatyana I should have let you know earlier that Oliver was accepted to NSCAD. I would like to thank you and your great instructors for helping Oliver develop his portfolio!
I got into the 3D Animation program at Seneca @ York
Hi Tatyana and Olga, I just wanted to let you know. I got into the 3D Animation program at Seneca @ York. I tried to come in today to show you my portfolio. Thanks for all your help…and esp. thanks to Lida for all her help. Her teaching really helped me to develop my portfolio. Please pass this message on to her. Thank you.
This morning I received an email from Ryerson University
Hello Olga, I know it’s been quite some time since you last heard from me, but I have wonderful news. This morning I received an email from Ryerson University, explaining that I should log into my account on they’re website. I did exactly that, and found out that I have been conditionally accepted to their Interior Design program. I would like to thank you, Alan, and Serge, for helping me achieve this. This is the program of my dreams, and I couldn’t have done it without all of you. Please send my many thanks to Alan and Serge. I’m truly grateful for your help and guidance in the process of my portfolio. Thank you all very much,
Anasimone George