Portfolio Prep Program Description

The Aspire Portfolio Prep Program is an 8-week program designed to prepare high school students for the rigors of an AP Art class or a college art course. 

The program is very intensive and requires that students be at a certain skill level in order to join. 

The objective of the program is to create 4-6 art pieces and 10 sketchbook spreads (2 pages) that would be able to go into an AP Art Portfolio or a college portfolio

In the beginning, students will be focused on honing their technical skills in a variety of mediums. 

During the second half of the program, students will begin to focus on creating an art piece(s) that follows a Sustained Investigation. The Sustained Investigation involves students coming up with a profound question around which they will create the art piece. 

If your child is planning on joining an AP Art class in their high school and were assigned homework, the program can be adjusted to fit their needs and requirements. 

If your child is not planning on joining an AP Art Class, they can still benefit greatly from this program. All pieces produced during the program can be used in a college portfolio.

We do not specialize in targeted portfolios (EX: Art Center: Entertainment Design)

Joining the class does not guarantee passing the AP Art Exam or class, nor getting accepted to the college of your choice

Class days and times:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

4:15 pm-7:15 pm

Students are required to attend on all days. If a class is missed, it can be made up, but only during the 1-2 weeks after their absence. 

Student Requirements

Students aged 13+

New students must assess before joining our program or have art pieces from an art class they have taken. 

Any student under 10th grade must test to be in the program

Just like an AP Art classroom or college course, homework will be assigned to the students that is mandatory to complete

Program Costs

Tuition Cost: $1,200

Portfolio Prep Art Kit $70


Portfolio Prep Art Kit Add-on $50

Material Requirements

Portfolio Prep Art Kit $70 

Included in the kit are: 

  • Art Tote bag
  • Graphite Pencils
  • Oil Pastels (50 ct) 
  • Prisma colors (24 ct)
  • Watercolors
  • Sketchbook
  • Painting Set: Palette, Brush Set, Water cup

Portfolio Prep Art Kit Add-on $50

  • Graphite Pencils
  • Prisma colors (24ct)
  • Watercolors
  • Sketchbook

The Portfolio Prep Art Kit is required because of the quality of the supplies.

If your child already has art supplies, the supplies must be brought into the studio to check if they are the quality needed to create portfolio quality work.