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Portfolio Preparation for Art College 16 to 18 Year Olds

Portfolio Preparation for Art College 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Renata Hegyi


The application to Foundation or BA courses can be a challenging process. However, help is at hand! This course is designed to help you prepare your portfolio and get ready for interviews. Regardless of your experience or ability this course will encourage to produce more work, and it will give you advice on portfolio content and presentation.

Topics covered

  • A variety of projects to build your portfolio
  • Working from the life model and from still life setups
  • Using a range of different media
  • One-to-one tutorial (optional) - max. 30 mins
  • A guided tour to art galleries to help you get inspired

Level: All levels

Entry requirements: Students should have a good level of spoken English.

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Renata Hegyi is a graduate of Byam Shaw School of Art and Royal Academy Schools, and is now a practising artist and an associate lecturer. She won the St. James Award and Residency in 2003.

Her work has been shown in various curated exhibitions both in the UK and internationally, including the Guildhall Art Gallery, London; National Museum - The Four Dome Pavilion, Wrocław; Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, Sweden; Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norway; Sadler's Wells, London; Gimpel Fils, London; Vienna Biennale; Hungarian Cultural Centre, London; Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London; Shine Gallery, London; Hirschl Contemporary Art, London; Armory Photography Art Fair 02, New York. Photographers Gallery, London.


Please bring with you to the first session: 

A sketchbook (either A4 or A3 size), pencil and pen.

During the course, you will also need: 

Sketchbook  (either A3 or A4 )

  • Masking tape
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Multi-surface wipes
  • Pencil: 2B or 4B
  • Charcoal (optional)
  • Watercolour paint (optional)
  • Fine paint brushes for ink and watercolour paintings ( optional)
  • Scissors (optional)

A1 size paper is provided,  as well as various art materials. 

Available dates