AWE Portfolio Sessions

September - December 2020


Middle School:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
4-6 pm
(a student can arrive as early as 3:30 pm)

High School:

4-6 pm
(a student can arrive as early as 3:30 pm)

To enroll, fill out the AWE Portfolio online application. There are 2 sessions. A student will have their own designated table, tools and materials. There are only 16 students per class. The studio is cleaned and disinfected after each class.

A COVID-19 surcharge of $50 will be added to a session for the daily cleaning of the studio including tables, chairs, tools and various surfaces.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

September 21 – December 18, 2020  |  Middle School: 6, 7 and 8 Grade
(minimum enrollment 6 students)

Session 1 • Mondays: September 21; October 5, 19, 26; November 2, 9  2020

Session 1 • Wednesdays: September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28  2020

Session 1 • Thursdays: September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  2020

Session 2 • Mondays: November 16, 23, 30; December 7, 14  2020

Session 2 • Wednesdays: November 4, 18; December 2, 9, 16  2020

Session 2 • Thursdays: November 5, 12, 19; December 4, 17  2020

AWE PORTFOLIO MS is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders who are considering applying
to NYC High Schools that require an art portfolio for admission or just want to
improve art skills. Classes begin Monday, September 21 until Thursday,
December 18, 2020. We will primarily draw and paint. We will focus on technique
and eye-hand coordination while building skills within the traditional foundations
of art. We will concentrate on figure drawing, still-lifes, reference and imaginative painting and drawing. Auditions at NYC art high schools begin in late October until
mid December. Some of the work done will specifically prepare for the in-class
drawing exam select art high schools require (this may not take place due to
COVID-19 in-person limitations). AWE PORTFOLIO gives guidance and instruction
to each student’s needs and style. Style means a personal approach to making art
like a brush stroke, blending technique or over-all appearance. The goal is to create
a cohesive portfolio that is truly their own and presentation-ready for any of the
NYC art high schools.

AWE offers consultation/presentation prep for 8th Graders. This service ($50.00) entails reviewing and consulting a student’s final portfolio and backing up any drawings and art on paper with black board for auditions/presentation. This optional fee is on the AWE PORTFOLIO application above the tuition payment. Check the box if you would like this service.


September 22 – December 15, 2020  |  High School: 9, 10, 11, 12
(minimum enrollment 6 students)

Session 1 • Tuesdays: September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20  2020

Session 2 • Tuesdays: October 27, November 10, 17; December 8, 15  2020


AWE PORTFOLIO HS is for high school students who want to start creating a portfolio for college.
It is also for students who just want to make art, build skills or work on personal style and technique. It will be held on Tuesdays. AWE PORTFOLIO HS is a studio class. Each student works
on their own art at their own speed and can explore all the various art forms and mediums the studio offers. Students are also welcome to work on school art. Personal growth and finding
a unified thread to build upon, will be emphasized.



• Limited Class size of no more than 16 students.

• Students will be checked for fever upon entering.

• Masks will be worn following NYC’s protocol.

• Students and tables will be placed at least 6 feet from each other.

• Tools and materials will be on each table so that there is no shared use. 

• Plexiglass is placed between facing tables as another safety measure.

• Appropriate disinfectants will be used.

• The bathroom will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.

Call or email for more information.
Please note that classes will not be held on the holidays when NYC schools are closed.



Check out some of the art work done in 2019 Portfolio Middle School in Portfolio Art Gallery below.