Many art school portfolios share common mistakes
There are a number of “quintessential” mistakes that I see over and over again when evaluating art school portfolios for college admission. If you watch several of our art school portfolio critiques, you’ll notice that regardless of which of our staff artists is critiquing the portfolio, there are several classic mistakes that are extremely common among high school art students.
In visual arts, sometimes what you deliberately choose not to do can be more important than what you choose to do. A lot of this is about building an awareness of what to consider in advance of starting the final artwork.