About

LONDON ART PORTFOLIO helps you prepare a successful art and design portfolio for University applications, professional interviews, or personal development! Our studios are located close to Tower Bridge and St. Katherine Docks, in Wapping.

In 2008, Julia founded London Art Portfolio in Wapping, Central London. In 2014 LAP became a limited company and for a decade Julia extended her studio space to a lovely listed building next to Tower Bridge. More recently, due to the property having been sold, London Art Portfolio has returned to Wapping, only a ten-minute walk away. Wapping has a fascinating history of the London Dock which had a monopoly on all tobacco, rice, wine, brandy, rum and spices coming into London from the East and West Indies. Its old warehouses have now been converted into riverside homes along the River Thames and St Katherine Docks offers a vibrant life of cafés, restaurants and Friday food markets set against a backdrop of yachts, barges and beautiful boats.

This part of Central London is a hidden gem that offers sweet parks, lots of nature along the internal canals and great transports links to all over London. Soon we will be welcoming the People’s Republic of China’s UK embassy which has bought the Royal Mint Court in Wapping, close to the Tower of London! The Royal Mint’s history goes back over 1,100 years when it began to make coins in the small workshops of Anglo-Saxon London and progressing through the centuries to be recognised today as the world’s leading export mint. London Art Portfolio has close links with many of the local National Museums and art galleries. The Whitechapel Gallery is close by, along with the 200-year-old Wiltons Music Hall, the White Cube Gallery, Fashion and Textile Museum, Tower of London and Borough Market for foodies!

Julia Dennis is a professional artist who has taught Fine Art and Design in the UK, Italy and Papua New Guinea in Further and Higher Education art institutions for more than 30 years. Throughout her career, she has prepared student portfolios for all specialist fields in art, design and architecture with consistent great success. She offers BESPOKE art and design portfolio preparation courses and personal support in fine art, painting, sculpture, architecture, 3D design, fashion and textile design, fashion photography, graphic design, animation and illustration. historic museums and art galleries.

Julia Dennis is a professional artist who has taught Fine Art and Design in the UK, Italy and Papua New Guinea in Further and Higher Education art institutions for more than 30 years. Throughout her career, she has prepared student portfolios for all specialist fields in art, design and architecture with consistent great success. She offers BESPOKE art and design portfolio preparation courses and personal support in fine art, painting, sculpture, architecture, 3D design, fashion and textile design, fashion photography, graphic design, animation and illustration.

Due to an ever-increasing interest in the preparation of art, design and architecture portfolios from students in the UK, Europe and across the globe, London Art Portfolio  Julia’s specialist team has grown. Many of our tutors are top designers in all specialist fields and professional practising fine artists who exhibit internationally who regularly tutor at London Art Portfolio. In fact, some of Julia’s tutors are in fact ex-students who she taught and helped to progress onto to top art and design university courses and careers.

We are popular with all levels of students, beginners are welcome and ‘Career Change’ applicants too. Through either our 24 Week Portfolio Programme or intense blocks of one-one tuition, we can prepare you for direct entry onto a Masters Degree applications in a specialist field of art, fashion, graphics, photography, 3D design, architecture and car design. This requires absolute dedication and determination to succeed; to follow our programme closely and to fully attend. If you have this within you we can help you get there.

London Art Portfolio delivers 4, 6, 12, 18 and 24-week course programmes for portfolio preparation and development. You can block build your courses, call us to discuss more. Recent success in applications for internships related to the 24-week course programme includes prominent design and artist studios such as Peter Pilotto and Iris van Herpen fashion houses.

We also have a unique group size of 10-14 students maximum per group/studio. This enables all students to reach their full potential and be successful. It also helps to give that extra support you may be searching for if you are also an International student and English may not be your first language. All of our staff on our courses are experienced tutors and can give you the valuable support you are looking for.

We also run fun, focused portfolio development courses for students 18 and under. This is a great way to prepare early for your future goals and aspirations and be ahead of everyone else. Our summer course programmes are proving a great success!

Course Structure

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm

Tuition:  10 am – 1 pm

Lunch: 1 pm  – 2 pm

Free studio access and desk space: 2 pm – 4 pm for Independent Study

London Art Portfolio prepares students for different levels of art and design development through ongoing portfolio support and direction, dissertation research advice and presentation. As well as preparing students for Foundation, Degree courses and career development, Julia with her team, also provide support for IB, AS and A2 Level students, aiming to improve their grades in Art-based subjects. Equally, for those looking for guidance in arranging and selecting material for their professional interview portfolios.

For committed students, this can also lead to receiving a very supportive reference from London Art Portfolio for your Foundation, UCAS Undergraduate or Masters applications. We have a close working relationship with University of the Arts London, University of Creative Arts London, London College of Fashion, Goldsmiths, Brighton Art School, UCA Epsom, University of Edinburgh, Oxford Brookes, Ravensbourne and many more art and design education institutions!

Students come to London Art Portfolio to prepare for international applications outside the UK – our successes include Parsons Paris School of Art & Design, ESMOD Berlin, Polimoda Florence Fashion School, Istituto Europeo di Design Milano-Torino-Roma, Istituto Marangoni Italy and London, Otis College of Art & Design Los Angeles, Dramatislea Hogskola Stockholm plus many more!

Contact us at:

Quay 430, 18 Cape Yard, Kennet Street, Wapping, London E1W 2JU

+44 (0)791  984 6746

julia@londonartportfolio.com