Name: Sophie Jebsen
University: The University of Edinburgh
Course: Architecture BA
“From January through March 2014, I attended the 12-week course at London Art Portfolio. As I want to study architecture, I came to London Art Portfolio to work on both my digital and physical portfolio…
… which is a necessity when applying to schools. London Art Portfolio, and Julia in particular, gave me creative guidance and help throughout the course to make sure I achieved and produced work, not only I, myself was pleased with, but work that would get me accepted to the schools I applied to. The course helped me prepare for further studies and challenges that come with studying a creative subject.
What I liked about London Art Portfolio was that we were a diverse group of students all working on different creative subjects. Whether your subject was fashion design, graphics, fine art or architecture – it didn’t matter.
Julia and her team’s knowledge and creativity expands over a diverse amount of subjects, and you receive the best possible creative guidance no matter what subject you are focusing on. Julia and the other teacher’s enthusiasm was a true inspiration that helped me achieve my very best at London Art Portfolio.”
“Fra januar til mars 2014 deltok jeg på 12-ukers kurs ved London Art Portfolio. Ettersom jeg ønsker å studere arkitektur, kom jeg til London Art Portfolio for å jobbe både med min digitale og fysiske portefølje, noe som er en nødvendighet når du søker på arkitektur ved universitetene.
London Art Portfolio, og Julia særlig, ga meg kreativ veiledning og hjelp gjennom hele kurset for å sørge for at jeg oppnådde og produserte arbeid, ikke bare jeg, meg selv var fornøyd med, men arbeid som ville få meg inn på universitetene jeg søkte. Kurset hjalp meg forberede meg til videre studier og utfordringene som følger med å studere et kreativt fag. Det jeg likte med London Art Portfolio var at vi var en mangfoldig gruppe av elever som alle arbeidet med ulike kreative fag.
Det gjorde ingen forskjell om fokuset ditt var mote, grafisk design, kunst eller arkitektur. Julia og hennes teams kunnskap og kreativitet strekker seg over en variert mengde fag, og du får den best mulige kreative veiledning uansett hvilket fag du fokuserer på.
Julia og de andre lærerenes entusiasme var en sann inspirasjon som hjalp meg prestere mitt aller beste på London Art Portfolio.”
Name: Nina Tanskala
Course: Fashion: Womenswear BA (Hons)
“As a whole, the London Art Portfolio course was an extremely good experience for me. The atmosphere was very creative, free and friendly. Julia Dennis had a great way of helping me to organise my work for my portfolio, and most importantly, to make me understand what I want my work to be like.
I learned a lot about presentation, experimenting with different mediums and the overall requirements of a portfolio. As I have progressed to my Foundation course and my BA, these skills have come in handy on many occasions.
When I first started the London Art Portfolio course, I had just finished high school and had very little idea of my future studies. Working with Julia helped me secure a place on a Foundation Course at London College of Communication, and later on a place on BA Womenswear at Central Saint Martins.
I would recommend London Art Portfolio to anyone looking to build up a portfolio and wishing to develop their creativity!”
Name: Paola Barrago
University: London College of Fashion
“My experience at London Art Portfolio has been more than positive, I would say great! I sincerely thank Julia, our tutor, who, with her professionalism and motivation, has guided me in creating a beautiful Portfolio of Fashion Design. My goal was to be admitted to the London College of Fashion,
I knew this would be difficult and that I had to work very hard, given that I originate from a Social Sciences background and I practiced design as a hobby and interest, without qualifications. Julia gave me the support and direction throughout the course with her expert advice, both practical and technical, and with her great passion has given me many ideas in order to create a unique piece of work that opened my mind to new ideas and inspiration. At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and I was accepted! It was a great victory and I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!”
“La mia esperienza al London Art Portfolio è stata piu che positiva, direi eccezionale! Ringrazio di cuore Julia, la nosta insegnante, che con la sua grande professionalità e motivazione mi ha guidata nel realizzare un bellissimo Portfolio di Fashion Design. Il mio obbiettivo era l’ammissione al London College of Fashion,
ma apevo che sarebbe stata dura e avrei dovuto lavorare tanto, visto che arrive da un background di Scienze Sociali e ho praticato il disegno solo come hobby e interesse personale, senza una formazione accademica. Julia mi ha seguita e indirizzata durante tutto il corso con I suoi preziosissimi consigli sia pratici che tecnici, e con la sua grande passion mi ha dato tanti stimoli per poter realizzare un lavoro unico aprendo la mia mente a nuova idee. Alla fine del corso, ho avuto il colloquio al London College of Fashion e sono stata ammessa! È stata una grande vittoria e devo tantissimo al London Art Portfolio! Grazie infinite!”
Name: Simona Stoyanova
University: Istituto Marangoni
Course: Fashion Design BA (Hons)
“Straight after graduating high school I started working in the fashion industry and that is what I have been doing for the past three years. Several months ago, however, I felt that I wanted a career change and I decided that I would pursue my dreams of going to Art College. At first I was uncertain of my own abilities and I lacked confidence.
That is why I decided to seek the expertise of Julia. She made me feel comfortable from the very beginning and starting from our first one-to-one tutorial I began to develop my drawing skills. She made sure that throughout our time together we explored different mediums, techniques and approaches. We visited museums, explored different artists, made thorough research on various topics and never stopped seeking inspiration. That is why my learning process was enjoyable, diverse and educational. After three months of hard work at the studio and consistent follow-up on my independent study at home I now have a completed portfolio of work and feel much more confident in my own skills. I feel prepared for my interviews and cannot express my gratitude to Julia for her support, guidance and encouragement throughout the sensitive process of career change.”
Name: Nora Berger
University: University of Applied Arts Vienna
Course: Fashion Design BA (Hons)
“Nothing made me more sure about knowing what I want to do in life than this course. I got accepted to both subjects I applied for; Fashion Design and Textile Art”
“Aus künstlerischer Perspektive hat mich nichts mehr davon überzeugt, was ich in meinem Leben machen möchte, als dieser Kurs. Ich habe Zusagen zu beiden Programmen bekommen, für welche ich mich beworben habe, Fashion Design und Textilkunst.”
Name: Rosie Martin
University: Goldsmiths, University of London
Course: Design BA (Hons)
“Julia’s efforts in keeping me motivated and pushing ideas, and realising that I can do it have been most beneficial! I feel this course and Julia’s help have been excellent for getting me thinking that perusing my creative interest isn’t out of reach.”
Name: Lisa Lauenstein
University: Birmingham City University
Course: Animation and Film BA (Hons)
“I am happy to recommend Julia Dennis and London Art Portfolio. Thanks to Julia Dennis’ professional and kind guidance I have been able to enrol in an undergraduate course at Birmingham City University, after comfortably securing two unconditional offers for two separate courses.
When I first met Julia Dennis I immediately knew she was a very professional, kind and articulate tutor, something she proved throughout my six week long course.
Julia has a wonderful ability to connect with her students and create a fun and relaxed environment to work in. Throughout my six weeks on the course I felt very happy with my abilities thanks to her positive reinforcement and excellent advice. I feel that Julia has given me the confidence to succeed with my application and helped me learn a completely new style and approach to my projects.”
Name: Sandra Vohtz
University: The University of Brighton
Course: Fine Art Painting BA (Hons)
I saw Julia one-to-one and only intended to do a few lessons to see what it was like. Straight away she made me feel comfortable. Julia is an amazing and very skilled art tutor, her positive energy and incredible wide knowledge makes everything seem so easy.
She taught me new techniques and pointed me in new directions. In just a few weeks I regained my self-confidence and developed my art much further than I had dreamed. With Julia’s help I secured a place at Brighton University, Arts department, where I’m currently studying for a BA in Fine Art Painting. I am still in contact with Julia and I’m always looking forward to discussing my ideas with her – she is truly inspirational.
If you feel stuck, have lost your confidence or need to put together a winning portfolio then don’t hesitate to contact London Art Portfolio. Thank you Julia!”
“Jeg så Julia til privat undervisning og havde kun planlagt at tage et par lektioner for at se, hvad det var noget for mig. Hun fik mig straks til at føle mig hjemme. Julia er en fantastisk og meget dygtig underviser, hendes positive energi og utrolig brede viden gør at alt synes så let.
Hvis du føler dig uinspireret, har mistet din selvtillid eller har brug for at sammensætte en vindende portefølje så tøv ikke med at kontakte London Art Portfolio. Tak Julia!”