Portfolio Preparation and Review


Mr. Torney is available to guide students applying to secondary schools, to art schools or universities, or to graduate schools, with help preparing an application portfolio, and/or for review and advice on an existing portfolio.

Mr. Torney has served as Chair for two private secondary school Visual Art programs, an Arts Division Head, and as a Gallery Director - in those capacities he has reviewed thousands of student admissions portfolios and hundreds of professional artist gallery proposals, developing a depth of experience and an acute appreciation for what constitutes a successful portfolio application.  He has also advised his own studio art students for over three decades on how to best present themselves to art schools or university art programs, as well as former students applying to graduate-level MFA programs.  His students have gone on to study at virtually every top institution of higher education, from the Ivy League and the most competitive colleges and universities, to the very best of art schools, as well as study abroad.  As the practice has moved from slide-based to digital and now on-line formats, Mr. Torney is well-versed in traditional application strategies presented in the most advanced technological forms, and in any format required.

Mr. Torney has over twenty years of experience teaching College Board Advanced Placement Studio Art Portfolio classes, as well as experience with the International Baccalaureate Studio Art Portfolio program.  He has taught foundations of studio art and portfolio preparation classes throughout his 30-year teaching career, from secondary school through the advanced and continuing education levels.  His students have received numerous regional and national art awards, included Scholastic Art & Writing Bronze, Silver and Gold Key National honors.

Go to the CONTACT section to schedule a portfolio consultation or a foundations of studio art workshop - recommendations available upon request.


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