The Portfolio Class
June – February
Begins in early June and continues through late January or early February. The Portfolio Class offers a completely unique opportunity to young artists who wish to audition for admission to Booker T. Over the past 25 years, we have coached more than 400 students who landed one of the few coveted spots in the visual arts cluster at the prestigious Dallas arts magnet. If a student does well at Booker T., they will find many opportunities for scholarship to the great art colleges and universities in this country and abroad.
We have come to understand The Portfolio Class as one of the most important offerings in our teaching practice. This class provides a private tutorial experience in a classroom setting. Please understand that this class is only for the art student who is serious about building an audition-ready portfolio. Our student placement success rate is fantastic, and for 25 years we are the only prep class recommended by Booker T.
The numbers: At Booker T. almost half the freshman class spaces are filled each year with Studio Arts Portfolio Class graduates. Close to 100% of in-district freshmen that complete our coursework have portfolios polished enough to enter the freshman class. It isn’t easy to become one of the forty five or so visual arts cluster freshmen accepted.
We prepare students on many levels. We teach them to draw correctly. We get them ready for the rigorous audition. Our students develop confidence in their own visual language which allows them to excel as artists as they mature.
To request detailed information on this class and to get on the list, please contact Barley Vogel, Portfolio Class lead instructor at [email protected]For testimonials, click here.
If you are not able to attend Pre-Portfolio Class, please set up an interview with us to join Portfolio Class.
Please note: if you miss a good part of the Summer during The Portfolio Class or join us late, expect to make up this missed time with private lessons.
For a sampling of student work please visit our Instagram hashtag, #theportfolioclass