The majority of AWE Portfolio students are accepted to LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts. AWE Portfolio students are also accepted to High School of Art & Design, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Edward R. Murrow High School and Brooklyn High School of the Arts, respectively.

AWE Testimonials

 “AWE should be renamed WOW. This program is amazing. If you want to get your child prepared for a Visual Arts Audition, Marney’s Art Workshop Experience is the way to go. My daughter loves art, but Marney helped her see herself as a true artist. Marney really helped her refine her portfolio and expand her creativity all fall. And our kid was ready not only with a solid portfolio that she was proud of but also for the tough audition process. We will forever be grateful whichever way the ball bounces (her last audition is Saturday!)”

– AWE Parent of Portfolio, After School (daughter attends LaGuardia for Art)

I want to thank you so much for your mentorship, support and expertise. My daughter loved learning from you and really trusted your point of view. Your help made all the difference. We will be sure to sing your praises to anyone we come across needing help honing their artistic skills to bring out their personal strengths!
Warmly, AWE Parent
Portfolio, After School, Summer
I love this self-portrait, thank you for sending! I've been so impressed by my daughter's work, you must be a very good teacher, thank you!
AWE Parent
Portfolio, After School, Summer
Hi Marney, Our son got into his FIRST CHOICE Art + Design (Commercial Art - Cartooning) AND Laguardia for Fine Art! Cannot thank you enough for all you did to help prepare him--he is over the moon and says "I couldn't have done it without AWE!" His friend who also worked with you ALSO got a spot at Laguardia for Fine Art and his first choice, Murrow (Art).
With gratitude, AWE Parent
Portfolio, Summer
Here to recommend a great resource for 7th and 8th graders looking to create an art portfolio for art school admissions. Marney Fuller is a working artist who has been running these portfolio art classes (AWE: Art Workshop Experience) for years with much success. She was definitely instrumental in helping my daughter create her portfolio (and she is going to Art & Design High School). Most of her students get into the art programs they desire (i.e., LaGuardia, Art & Design, Frank Sinatra, etc). Her studio, AWE, where she runs her classes is in DUMBO. Feel free to say I sent you! Also happy to answer any questions if I’m able.
AWE Parent, Face Book Post
Portfolio
Both my kids have gone to AWE for years and had only good things to say. Highly recommend it, both for portfolio and fun art classes.
AWE Parent
Summer, Portfolio, After School
"Thanks so much for taking my daughter under your wing this fall and helping her get her portfolio together. She felt prepared and relaxed at the audition, thanks to all of the skills you taught her over the past month. You are an inspiration to her and to many of your other students. She actually wrote about you in her LaGuardia essay."
AWE Parent
Portfolio
"I can't thank you enough for your guidance and generosity these past few months. You've been absolutely incredible."
AWE Parent
Portfolio, After School
"Marney Fuller runs the Art Workshop Experience in DUMBO which our youngest, a Laguardia and Frank Sinatra applicant, not only loves but from which he has grown tremendously. What he loves about AWE is that they seem to have struck a balance between encouraging freedom by the kids and giving them guidance. And it seems like they also realize that there are cycles to this for kids; this fall, for example, was more focused on portfolio, last year (when he was in seventh grade) he had more freedom. AWE is possibly our son's favorite place in NYC."
AWE Parent
Summer, Portfolio, After School
"Our Daughter, 14, enjoyed being back in an art studio and put her time to good use at Art Workshop Experience (AWE in Dumbo, where her teacher is Marney Fuller). Over three weeks she drew and painted several portraits based on photos of friends. She says she’s taking commissions."
AWE Parent
Summer

Essay from an AWE Student

More Testimonials

"Hey Marney, our daughter was accepted to Art & Design Commercial Arts program and Laguardia fine arts! She’s super happy and I know AWE had so much to do with her being prepared. Thanks so much for supporting her! Best."
AWE Parent
Portfolio
"Hi Marney. How great about the tutorials!!! Our daughter got into both Art and Design and LaGuardia. She’s choosing Art and Design. She could not have done this without you! Thank you so much for not only teaching her, but nurturing her as an artist. Sending warm."
AWE Parent
Summer, Portfolio, After School
"Marney - I have been meaning to write to you so thank you for the prompt … our daughter has been accepted into LaGuardia and Frank Sinatra (Fine Arts); Interlochen (Fine Arts) and also Saint Ann's (not a pure Arts School, but heavy focus); so a big big thank you to you for helping her and supporting her portfolio efforts!!! We have not yet made the decision … great to have choices but also a bit agonizing."
AWE Parent
Portfolio