Julia Dennis

Art & Design Portfolio Preparation tutor

Based in
Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in London, Via skype or telephone
Julia Dennis | Art & Design Portfolio Preparation tutor

Rates: PER HOUR: £84 One-One Tutorial Support


Make an enquiry Phone: 07919846746
Skype

LONDON ART PORTFOLIO helps you prepare a successful art and design portfolio for University applications, professional interviews, or personal development! Our studios are located next to Tower Bridge!

Julia Dennis is a professional artist who has taught Fine Art and Design in the UK, Italy and Papua New Guinea in Further and Higher Education art institutions for more than 30 years. Throughout her career she has prepared student portfolios for all specialist fields in art, design and architecture with consistent great success. She offers BESPOKE art and design portfolio preparation courses and personal support in fine art, painting, sculpture, architecture, 3D design, fashion and textile design, fashion photography, graphic design, animation and illustration.

In 2008, Julia set up London Art Portfolio in Wapping, London. Within a few years LAP transferred to a floor of studios in a historic listed building next to Tower Bridge, in the heart of London. Due to an ever-increasing interest in the preparation of art, design and architecture portfolios from students in the UK, Europe and across the globe, London Art Portfolio has recently become a limited company. Many of our students return to study at London Art Portfolio throughout their studies and professional careers.

During this time the LAP specialist team has grown. We now have many top designers in all specialist fields and professional practising fine artists who exhibit internationally who regularly tutor at the London Art Portfolio Studio’s.

In addition, we are increasingly successful at advising and preparing students that have a dream to study in art, design or architecture who already hold an academic degree. Through either our 24 Week Portfolio Programme or intense blocks of one-one tuition, we can prepare you for direct entry onto a Masters Degree applications in a specialist field of art, fashion, graphics, photography, 3D design, architecture and car design. This requires absolute dedication and determination to succeed; to follow our programme closely and to fully attend. If you have this within you we can help you get there.

London Art Portfolio delivers 1, 4, 6, 12, 18 and 24 week course programmes for portfolio preparation and development. You can block build your courses, call us to discuss more. Recent success in applications for internships related to the 24 week course programme, include prominent design and artist studios such as Peter Pilotto and Iris van Herpen fashion houses.

We also run fun, focused portfolio development courses for students 18 and under. This is a great way to prepare early for your future goals and aspirations and be ahead of everyone else. Our summer course programmes are proving a great success!

You can decide how you’d like to book, whether it be a shorter course programme or longer, with or without one-one tutorials. We tailor make your bespoke programme to meet your needs for your personal applications. We will support and direct you in the preparation of both your physical portfolio and your digital portfolio if you so choose. Please remember all applications in the UK and most art and design schools around the world, request for a digital portfolio to be uploaded online as part of your application process. The digital portfolio is often the first stage of the whole application process and in the UK, it frequently determines whether you will be selected for interview immediately after you have applied to UCAS online.

Course Structure
Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm
Tuition: 10am – 1pm
Lunch: 1pm – 2pm

"...it’s a place that I feel like home...You will be encouraged and pushed to achieve your artistic dreams" Vy Cutting, UAL Central Saint Martins, Foundation

"...The atmosphere was very creative, free and friendly..." Nina Tanskala, UAL Central Saint Martins, BA Womenswear

"Having not done any art or design since A Level, Julia’s supportive approach helped build my confidence." Sarah Macartney, UAL London College of Communication, Post-Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design

Visit Julia's artist website: www.juliadennis.co.uk to find out more about her art research and exhibition history.

Contact Julia and London Art Portfolio on:
+44 (0)7919846746
[email protected]
or visit www.londonartportfolio.com
for rates, location & timetable.

Group Classes

Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Courses

London Art Portfolio offers bespoke one-one portfolio preparation, as well as a range of different courses and workshops.

London Art Portfolio offers 1, 4, 6, 12, 18 and 24 week course programmes for portfolio preparation. These consist of 12 hours tuition per week, made up of 3 hour sessions each day (Monday - Thursday).

The 24 week portfolio development course consists of two half term breaks and the Christmas break. At the end of the course, students will have covered all the fundamental skills and idea development in Art and Design to present for any of the following:
- direct BA Degree applications
- pre-Degree applications at foundations level (if this is necessary)
- Post-Graduate Masters applications
- a professional career portfolio
- opportunity for internships at a top artist studio, design studio or fashion house

These 3 hour sessions offer flexibility around your own schedule. Please see www.londonartportfolio.com for more info!

The Portfolio Course timetable is:
Monday-Thursday each week
10am-1pm: Tuition contact time each day
1pm-2pm: Lunchtime
lovely kitchen available to socialise and get to know each other
2-4pm: free studio space and desk space available upon request, to continue your independent study!

Our courses therefore give you full time opportunity and flexibility with your free time! It is also a great way to improve your English language skills in art and design!
Evening workshops are also run; including Life Drawing, Fashion Illustration and Drawing/Painting. A great way to build up your skills!

The art and design portfolio courses focus on your personal Art School application at a range of levels, whilst offering the opportunity for those of you who want to solely concentrate on your drawing and painting skills, whether a beginner or not.

Great for adding to the portfolio for Masters, Degree and Foundation level Fine Art and Design applications. Add extra quality sheets of work to your portfolio!

SPECIALIST TUTORIAL SUPPORT INCLUDES:
FINE ART: painting, sculpture & mixed media installation

FASHON & TEXTILES: fashion design, costume, fashion accessory, surface textile design, and fashion photography.

GRAPHIC DESIGN: magazine and book design, logo design, exhibition design, typographic design; title sequence design, animation and illustration.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Editorial, documentary, advertising, fashion, fine art.

3D DESIGN: architectural & environmental; furniture, product, jewelry; theatre and prop making.

We also offer training and preparation for the following:

Art & Design Portfolio Preparation tutorials
Bespoke action plans
Art & Design Preparation courses
Degree dissertation
Studio artwork
Coursework
UCAS online application
Career and specialist course choices
Interview preparation & techniques
Creative Professional Development

Or simply come along for personal development and get back to art again!

Contact Julia now:
[email protected]
+44 (0) 207 403 6881
+44 (0) 791 984 6746

www.londonartportfolio.com

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, Central London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Ongoing throughout the year at varying dates & times. The next course starts 21st May 2018
Rates: 
Varying prices - from £490 for 1 Week Portfolio Preparation Course

Art & Design Portfolio Preparation One-One Tutorials

One – One Portfolio Preparation Tutorials
£84 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £168 per 2 hr session.

One-One Tutorials are a great opportunity for you to receive quality bespoke feedback on your personal requirements, which can either lead to a successful art and design portfolio, or for the practicing artist or designer, inspire innovative ideas and concepts, alongside the exploration of materials, process and technique.

Some Art and Design Portfolio Preparation Course tutees also choose to book One-One Tutorials for finalising the organisation of their portfolio and their online Foundation, UCAS or Masters applications. As well as professional development and a change in career.
We try to be flexible and offer a choice of pay-as-you-go or block booking.
Beginners to advanced level are welcome.

Each One-One Tutorial booking is delivered in 2-hour minimum sessions. During each session you will then be set specific tasks to learn or improve that relate to your personal needs. At the end of each session a ‘Independent Study’ outline will be discussed and drawn up for you to follow through in your own time. The whole process is very bespoke led which is ideal for your University applications.

We offer our one-to-one art portfolio tuition - 2 hours recommended. Bespoke action plans are drawn up to meet your specific needs.

It's a: 
lesson
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio Studios
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
ONGOING
Rates: 
PER HOUR: £84

6 Week Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Course

6 WEEK PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT COURSE


Join one or more of our 6 week block portfolio programmes.

COURSE CONTENT:

WEEK 1-2

Visit Museums and galleries. Historical Research in fine art, design and photography.
Introduce and develop drawing skills.
Explore materials, processes & technique.
Start to prepare for UK Arts School applications.
Outline of independent study given daily.

WEEK 3-4

Concept building and Idea development.
International Contemporary Research in specialist areas.
Select and prepare for week 5-6.
Outline of independent study given daily.

WEEK 5-6

Develop selected ideas and concepts chosen in week 4.
Be innovative in 2D & 3D, whatever is required.
Develop and improve your presentation skills.
Buy your portfolio and sleeves.
Selection and preparation of artwork for the start of your Portfolio.
Outline of independent study given daily.

All art materials supplied and included in cost.
A materials list and shop location will be emailed out to you.
Meet people from all over the world!

SUCCESSFUL PROGRESSION

Experienced support and direction given through your application process.
Placements include: The University of Arts London, University of Creative Arts London, Goldsmiths, ravensbourne, Brighton and many other institution too.
Great for confidence building!

The next course starts September 8th Book Now!.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio Studios
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, Central London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm: Tuition 1pm - 2pm: Lunch (we have a lovely communal kitchen for all students!) 2pm - 4pm: Independent Study Time in the Studio
Rates: 
£1992

4 Week Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Course.

4 WEEK PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Join one or more of our 4 week block portfolio programmes.
4 days per week; Monday - Thursday

NEXT COURSE STARTING May 21st 2018!

COURSE CONTENT:
WEEK 1
Visit Museums & galleries. Historical Research in Fine Art & Design.
Introduce & develop drawing skills, materials, processes & technique, to be ready for UK Arts School applications.

WEEK 2
Concept building & Idea development extending work from week one.
International Contemporary Research in specialist areas.

WEEK 3
Select & develop artwork or design work.
Buy portfolio and sleeves.
Receive advice on University choices and courses.

WEEK 4
Finalise your artwork. Mount for your portfolio.
Support and advice throughout!

All art materials supplied, art materials at home will be required though.
Materials list and shop list for purchase will be emailed out to you.

SUCCESS APPLICATIONS
Experienced support and direction given throughout.
Most of our portfolio tutees gain places at the University of Arts London, University of Creative Arts London, Brighton and any other institution you may choose to apply to.
Great for confidence building!

For more information and to book visit:
http://www.londonartportfolio.com/booking-info/

Altenatively contact London Art Portfolio via phone or email at:

+44 (0) 207 403 6881
+44 (0) 7919 846 746

[email protected]

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio Studios
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, Southwark, Central London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm: Tuition 1pm - 2pm: Lunch (we have a lovely communal kitchen for all students!) 2pm - 4pm: Independent Study Time in the Studio
Rates: 
£1328

1 Week Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Course

1 WEEK COURSE

Monday-Thursday each week
10am-1pm: Tuition contact time each day
1pm-2pm: Lunchtime (lovely kitchen available to socialise and get to know each other)
2-4pm: free studio space and desk space available upon request, to continue your independent study!

Delivered throughout the year, including the Summer, Xmas, Easter and Half-Term breaks.

These are delivered alongside the drawing & painting course specifically for those who want to solely concentrate on their portfolio preparation and development. All specialist areas in art and design are given support: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion & Textiles & 3D Interior, Product & Architectural Design applications.

Great for adding to the portfolio for Masters, Degree and Foundation level Fine Art and Design applications. Add extra quality sheets of work to your portfolio!

Or simply come along for personal development and get back to art again!

ONE-ONE TUTORIALS, 6 WEEK COURSES and 4 WEEK COURSES are also available. These can be block booked.

Contact Julia now:
[email protected];
+44 (0) 7919846746
0207 403 6881
www.londonartportfolio.com

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio Studios
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, Southwark, Central London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Throughout the year including Summer, Xmas, Easter and Half-Term breaks. 4 days: Mon-Thurs: 10.00-4.00,
Rates: 
UK/EU: £345 International: £460

Drawing and Painting Course - 1 WEEK

1 WEEK COURSE


Delivered throughout the year including Summer, Xmas, Easter and Half-Term breaks.

Monday and Thursday 10:00 – 16:00

Ongoing throughout the year including summer, autumn and Easter holidays and half terms.

A 1 Week Course is perfect for an artist or designer, who wants to get back to painting, designing or making again! You will receive professional advice on how to progress as an artist or designer and have lots of fun doing it! An ideal way to start working towards the preparation of your art and design portfolio or kick start that career change you’ve always wanted.

The One-Week course will help you decide which area of art and design to choose for your future Foundation or UCAS applications. Some tutees follow up their one-week personal development with One-One tutorials to extend and explore their skills and techniques further.

Find out more on:
www.londonartportfolio.com under COURSES or WORKSHOPS on our website.

Contact Julia now:
[email protected]

+44 (0) 7919846746
0207 403 6881

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio Studios
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, Southwark, Central London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Throughout the year during Summer, Xmas, Easter and Half-Term breaks. 4 Day course: Mon-Thurs: 10.00-4.00 Courses starting September 8th!
Rates: 
UK/EU: £345 International: £460

12 Week Portfolio Preparation Courses

UK & EU: £2,280

International: £2,880

Course Structure

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4pm

Tuition: 10am - 1pm

Lunch: 1-2pm (we have a lovely communal kitchen for all students!)

Free studio access and desk space: 2pm - 4pm for independent study

The 12 week course is an ideal opportunity to add an extra project to your portfolio or extend previous concepts in more depth with exploration into materials, processes and techniques. This part of the course can be individually designed.

For committed students this can also lead to receiving a very supportive reference from London Art Portfolio for your Foundation, UCAS Undergraduate or Masters applications. We have a close working relationship with University of the Arts London, University of Creative Arts London, London College of Fashion, Goldsmiths, Brighton Art School and many more art and design education institutions!

PLEASE NOTE: During the 12 week course, there will be a 1 week break inbetween.

For course starting on September 8th the break is : October 17th - 31st.

For course starting on January 12th the break is : February 23rd - 27th.

All details can be found on:

www.londonartportfolio.com


[email protected]


+44 (0)7919846746
0207 403 6881

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio Studios
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, Southwark, Central London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Thursday - 6.30-9pm
Rates: 
UK & EU: £2,280 International: £2,880

24 Week Portfolio Preparation Course

The 24 week portfolio development course consists of the Autumn Term and Spring Term.

UK & EU: £5,560
International: £7,640

We have two half term breaks, one in the middle of autumn and the other in the middle of spring, plus the Christmas break.

Course Structure

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4pm

Tuition: 10am - 1pm

Lunch: 1-2pm (we have a lovely communal kitchen for all students!)

Free studio access and desk space: 2pm - 4pm for independent study

The 24 week portfolio development course is a great opportunity for anyone who is on a gap year in London or career change. This course is spread over the autumn into the spring term up to Easter. In this way each student can be sure to have covered all of the requirements, in more depth, to be ready for their future chosen Degree applications or professional career.

Imbedded into this programme all students are also encouraged to aspire to creating a portfolio that can be aimed at gaining work experience as an intern or as a first step on their chosen career. The 24 week course has a particular value that can deliver all that you require in this period of time. At the end of the course, students will receive our internal certification and the prepared portfolio will then be used to win a place as an intern at a top fashion house, gallery or design group. Placements have included fashion design internships with Peter Pilotto and Iris van Herpen.

This portfolio development course consists of two half term breaks and the Christmas break. At the end of the course, students will have covered all the fundamental skills and idea development in Art and Design to present for any of the following:

-Direct BA Degree applications

-Pre-Degree applications at foundation level (if this is necessary)

-Post Graduate Masters level applications

-A professional career portfolio

-The opportunity to win an internship at a top artist studio, design studio or fashion house

For committed students this can also lead to receiving a very supportive reference from London Art Portfolio for you Foundation, UCAS Undergraduate or Masters applications. We have a close working relationship with University of the Arts London, University of Creative Arts London, London College of Fashion, Goldsmiths, Brighton Art School, UCA Epsom, University of Edinburgh, Oxford Brookes, Ravensbourne and many more art and design education institutions!

Equally students come to London Art Portfolio to prepare for international applications - our successes include Paris College of Art, ESMOD Berlin, Instituto Marangoni Italy, Otis College of Art & Design Los Angeles, Dramatislea Hogskola Stockholm.

Contact Julia to find out more:
[email protected],

+44 (0) 7919846746,
0207 403 6881

www.londonartportfolio.com

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
London Art Portfolio Studios
Location: 
185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF, Southwark, Central London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Mon - Thurs 10am-4pm
Rates: 
UK & EU: £5,560 International: £7,640

Experience

Lecturing on Degree & Foundation Courses

Art and design portfolio preparation is an essential part of your Universality Art School application process. Julia has been preparing portfolio for some years as a full time and visiting lecturer in both Further and Higher Education.

Julia Dennis runs London Art Portfolio which focuses on the preparation of art and design portfolios for A’ Level Coursework development and Foundation, Degree and post-graduate Masters University Degree applications.

London Art Portfolio is based in Central London near Tower Bridge, easy for public transport and rail and airport links in and outside the UK. London Art Portfolio offers support and guidance in developing A' Level work Coursework and art and design portfolio preparation for Foundation, Degree and Post Graduate University Masters Degree applications. Julia is experienced in preparing student portfolio development; designing bespoke action plans for specialist project support and teaching professional presentation skills. Her students
include a mix of age ranges including mature students who wanted to re-train, learn new skills or want to prepare a strong portfolio for Art
School applications.

In the UK Julia’s career has included being Course leader of a Foundation Course, National Diploma in Fine Art and Design and has lectured in both HE and FE in and outside London. In Europe Julia lectured in Italy at the re-knowned Instituto Europeo di Design in Turin where she co-ordinated the drawing programme for the Degree Design departments. She is fluent in Italian, and has a fair understanding of French and Spanish.

She was also involved in an EU Funded Erasmus project and designed a Comenius FE & HE project between art and design institutions in the UK, Finland, Sweden and Belgium, which was highly successful.

She assists students with their online UCAS Degree form filling, supporting UCAS Statement writing, UCAS interviews; UCAS interview preparation and confidence building. Her students have become, high achievers and are in touch with many via Face book.

During her career Julia has placed more than a 1000 students onto FE and HE courses in art and design, many of which have progressed onto art school courses within the University of the Arts, the University of Creative Arts, and many others for a range of specialist subjects. She has a close working relationship with these institutions.

Her student groups are fun, with a lively mix of students from different cultural backgrounds from the UK and International.

Dates: 
Sep 1984 - Jan 2009

Educational history

MA in Fine Art

Dates: 
September, 2001 - January, 2003
Institution: 
Brighton University, Brighton Arts School

MA in International Educational Development

Dates: 
October, 1994 - July, 1995
Institution: 
University of Sussex
The students were from all over the world and included Ministers of Education, education developers, policy makers, academics etc. Dissertation research title was 'The Role of Art & Design in the Context of Cultural Change & Development'.

MSc in Anthropology

Dates: 
September, 1990 - July, 1991
Institution: 
LSC-London School of Economics
Julia studied on this course for one year before having a baby.

PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Art & Design Education)

Dates: 
September, 1981 - January, 1982
Institution: 
Brighton University

BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design

Dates: 
September, 1977 - July, 1980
Institution: 
Hull School of Art

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

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Minimum 2 hour tutorial sessions advised for quality results and success!

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