2025 Art School Portfolios Groups

Our Art School Portfolio Group provides ongoing support and feedback for students applying/transferring to a BFA, MFA, or post-baccalaureate program. To participate, you’ll need to join our Discord server.

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Do I need to be applying this year to join?

  • Nope! In fact, it’s really helpful to join before the year you apply.
  • Developing a portfolio takes time, much more than people think.
  • The more lead time you have, the better.
  • Honing your skills and beefing up your fundamentals is extremely helpful to prepare for your portfolio.
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What kind of feedback do I get?

Voice sessions

  • A critique is far more effective when we can speak to you!
  • Share with us your concerns and questions about portfolios.
  • You can show us artwork that we will critique and discuss on voice.
  • Get support on works in progress to catch problems early.
  • Show us your portfolio, we do brief reviews of portfolios.
  • Watch a sample voice session.
Sample voice session

“I feel that Prof Lieu genuinely cares about our progress. I don’t think this is the case in most other online art communities.”

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Written critiques

  • Prof Lieu writes long, nerdy critiques for artworks posted.
  • See a sample critiques below.
  • This group does not have the critique requirement of 3 critique comments per artwork post in our public critique channels in the Discord.

Sample written critiques

Which staff will I work with?

  • Prof Lieu is in all the groups on business days, during business hours.
  • Lauryn is in the MFA Group occasionally.
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About Prof Lieu

I have 16 years of teaching experience in academia. I taught at the Rhode Island School of Design for 14 years, as well as at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, and Lesley University.

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I have lectured at Brown University, the RISD Museum, Simmons College, the National Art Education Association conference, the Attleboro Museum of Art, and more.

Artist grants I have received include ones from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Puffin Foundation.

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My artwork has been exhibited at the International Print Center New York, Bromfield Gallery, the Danforth Museum of Art, Mark Miller Gallery, the Currier Museum of Art, Childs Gallery, and the Davis Museum.

See all of my credentials here.

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What will I get here that is unique?

  • Ongoing, customized feedback and support that is consistent.
  • Teachers who are invested in your progress long term.
  • Daily replies with detailed advice about the portfolio prep process.
  • Experience from teachers who are active professionals in their field.
  • Specific resources to fill in the gaps in your fundamental art skills.
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Sample Advice Comments

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Join: BFA Groups

BFA Group

$30 per month

(no voice sessions)

Art School Portfolios Patreon Group
1. PAY

Monthly
1 month: $30
2 months: $60
3 months: $90

2. SUBMIT FORM

BFA Voice Group

$40 per month

(voice sessions)

Art School Portfolios Patreon Group
1. PAY

Monthly
1 month: $40
2 months: $80
3 months: $120

2. SUBMIT FORM

Join: MFA Groups

MFA Group

$30 per month

(no voice sessions)

Art School Portfolios Patreon Group
1. PAY

Monthly
1 month: $30
2 months: $60
3 months: $90

2. SUBMIT FORM

MFA Voice Group

$40 per month

(voice sessions)

Art School Portfolios Patreon Group
1. PAY

Monthly
1 month: $40
2 months: $80
3 months: $120

2. SUBMIT FORM

“I’m making more personal connections with people than in the public Discord channels, plus more access to Prof Lieu. She has a magical ability to help me see connections in my current work/interests to my early art experiences.”

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