In addition to Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s schedules for portfolio preparation classes, West California Academy of Art and Design will offer portfolio preparation classes on Sunday starting January 2020.
Sunday Portfolio Preparation Class Schedule: 9:00am-12:00pm，1:00pm-3:00pm， 3:00pm-6:00pm.
Steve Ohlrich, the instructor for Sunday’s portfolio preparation classes, is an artist who comes from an artistic heritage including painters and wood workers. He has been drawing since early childhood and received awards at an early age. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a minor in psychology. After serving the psychology community in and around Chicago for three years, Steve pursued artistic training at The School of Representational Art. He received a certificate after four years of extensive training in academic drawing and painting, and the study of composition and impressionistic color. Steve draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists including the Old Masters, American and European Impressionists, and modern painters. His work includes realistic figurative works, portraits, still life and creative compositions. He has sold his works to private collectors and has displayed in public exhibitions held in Switzerland, Canada and U.S. Media exposure includes interview and articles on Study Drawing, Voyager LA, American Artist, Drawing, American Artist Magazine, Artbeat Chicago. He is an instructor at Pasadena City College’s Extension program, and works with students privately in his studio.
The Academy offers course preparation in: Animation, Product Design, Transportation Design, Entertainment Design/Game Design, Illustration, Graphic Design/Advertising, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Figure Drawing, UI/UX Design, Architecture/Urban/Environmental/Interior Design, etc.
Courses are taught by West California Academy of Art and Design faculty who consider the college’s admissions and requirements when structuring assignments. Providing you with competent skills level for college. Staff will guide you into the right path and plan for each individual’s needs. Constantly evaluating work for the best outcome.
West California Academy of Art and Design has 100% admittance rate. The Portfolio Preparation Class will help you with fundamental knowledge of art/design processes, and help you properly arrange your artworks to demonstrate its relevance to the major to which you are applying to. Students will work one-to-one with faculty to develop an intense individual focused and disciplined-specific portfolios. From academic planning, to essay review, to portfolio preparation and creating and presentation, the Academy provides the advice and information that a student needs to lay the foundation for a rewarding college experience and, eventually, a career in their chosen field.
How to earn acceptance to your dream college? How to be recognized by admission officers and faculty? How to distinguish yourself from you peer competitors? West California Academy of Art and Design provides developmental caring and dynamic counseling and expertise services. Families and students alike can learn about colleges and specific factors of how to create an individual plan with the Academy’s credentialed professionals. For students applying to Ivy League schools, Art University, college transfers or supplemental, the counselor can help you showcase your talents in a creative and engaging ways by providing guidance, plans and feedback on portfolios and arrangement including: essays/artists statements, applications etc. The Academy can help consult on how these, and additional factors can fit to specific applications depending on schools. Art production can play a crucial role into the admissions process, and though the Academy’s experienced team will explain the admission process from the perspectives of a highly selective university, and various institutes for a better understanding of career options and education.
West California Academy of Art and Design offers college-bound students a unique combination of practical expertise and mentorship to help them develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to choose the right school for them – and get in. It’s all about making you the strongest college candidate you can be.