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« Thanks so much for your help Julia! Our sessions gave me that step up that I really needed to get my portfolio and statement together in the nick of time! The focus, encouragement and ideas that came out of sessions together were invaluable. »
£72/h
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Lessons offered by Julia
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Design
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Julia - London Bridge - Design

Methodology

With its bright studios based by Tower Bridge, London Art Portfolio successfully helps art, design and architecture students from all over the world, to gain entry into top UK universities.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

- Fine Art: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & Mixed Media
- Fashion: Fashion Design, Fashion Photography, Fashion Illustration, Draping on the Mannequin
- Textile Design: Textile Techniques, Pattern and Print, Stitch and Weave
- Graphic Design: Typography, Magazine and Book Design, Logo Design, Animation and Illustration
- 3D Design: Architecture, Product Design, CAD Rhino 3D
- Photography: Fine Art, Documentary, Cityscapes and Landscapes
- Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Tutorials
- Bespoke action plans
- Art & Design Preparation Courses
- Course Support
- Degree Dissertation Support
- UCAS Application Support
- Career and Specialist Course Choices
- Interview Preparation & Techniques
- Digital Portfolio Preparation

As well as preparing students for Foundation, Degree and Masters courses, career change and professional development, London Art Portfolio also provides support for A Level (and AS Level) students wishing to improve their grades in Art & Design, Photography and Graphic Design. Equally, for those wishing for some guidance in arranging and selecting portfolio material.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

* MA in Fine Art
Brighton University, Brighton Arts School

* MA in International Educational Development
University of Sussex

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

* BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design
Hull School of Art

- How much do you charge?

London Art Portfolio runs one-one tutorials; group art classes, and courses varying from 1, 4, 6, 12, 18 and 24 week courses throughout the year. These are brilliant for getting you back to art at any time of the year and for building up your portfolio.

We also have a unique group size of 12-15 students maximum per group/studio. This enables all students to reach their full potential and be successful. It also helps to give that extra support you may be searching for if you are also an International student and English may not be your first language. All of our staff on our courses are experienced tutors and can give you the valuable support you are looking for.

London Art Portfolio offers the following portfolio preparation courses to international students & UK students.

ONE – ONE Portfolio Preparation

UK & EU: £72 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £144 per 2 hour session
International: £84 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £168 per 2 hour 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.


ONE-ONE UCAS Application Process Tutorials

UK & EU: £72 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £144 per 2 hour session
International: £84 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £168 per 2 hour session

One-One Tutorials can also be booked for support and advice on your whole online UCAS application. This can include any or all of the following:

- Which specialist field is best for you and your future career!
- Which University Art Schools to apply to in London, the UK or elsewhere.
- Specialist art and design course choice support.
- Online UCAS Application support.
- Personal Statement support (content and EFL support)
- Interview Technique support
- Confidence Building

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

UK & EU: £72 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £144 per 2 hour session
International: £84 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £168 per 2 hour session



ONE-ONE UCAS Application Statement Writing

UK & EU: £72 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £144 per 2 hour session
International: £84 per hour, 2 hours minimum = £168 per 2 hour session

One-One Tutorials can also be booked for advice and support in the writing of your statement, which is vitally important part of your UCAS application process. A strong statement that can reflect your creative ideas, skills and future aspiration is an absolute necessary if you want to succeed. We can do this for you.

With experienced art and design specialist staff we can help you get started and progressively give you feedback and edit what you have written with lots of support and advice. Through extensive support with ones' English grammar and punctuation, the application of specialist vocabulary for all areas of art and design alongside the creative research reference. We can help create a successful personal statement to be used throughout the UCAS process. It will be a great statement!

If you are an International student and English may not be your first language, our LAP staff are experienced in supporting students who have English as their second language.


1,4,6,12, 18 and 24 WEEK COURSES:

Course Structure
Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm
Tuition: 9am - 12noon
Lunch: 12noon - 1pm (we have a lovely communal kitchen for all students!)
Free studio access and desk space: 1pm - 4pm for independent study


1 Week:
UK and EU: £420
International: £552

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!
This course is ideal for both beginners and the more advanced client.


4 Week:
UK and EU: £1,165
International: £1,328

A 4 week Art and Design Portfolio Course is ideal for clients who want to invest some weeks or months into developing their art or design work leading towards building up a portfolio for a Foundation Course, Higher Education application, professional development or a change in career.


6 Week
UK & EU: £1,748
International: £1,992

A 6 week Art and Design Portfolio Course is ideal for clients who want to invest a longer period of time into building a successful portfolio for a Foundation Course, Higher Education application, professional development or a change in career.


12 Week

UK & EU: £3,495
International: £3,984

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.


18 Week

UK & EU: £5,244
International: £5,976

This in-depth course split into three 6 week blocks, is a great opportunity for all levels including beginners and professionals. The 18 Week Portfolio Preparation Course programme is designed to support you through your whole Foundation and UCAS application process applications. This course will also include an introduction to Adobe Programmes and 3D Software including Photoshop and Rhino 3D.

24 Week

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

UK & EU: £7,968
International: £9,168

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.



ONE-ONE Digital Portfolio Preparation

UK/EU: £1,296
International: £1,512

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.

We photograph your art and design work including 3D design model making, sculpture works and fashion draping on mannequin.

Experienced LAP Graphic Designers manipulate the images of your art work in the Adobe Suite; Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Together with you, we select a strong range of images that meet the criteria for online digital portfolio applications, per course within each art and design institution you have applied for.

- Where do you teach?

Tuition is run from the London Art Portfolio studios based at 185 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UF in a lovely listed building with plenty of natural light!

- When are you available?

We are available throughout the year. Clients would need to contact Julia Dennis to find out available dates and times for bookings.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Courses are suitable for complete beginners to advanced level!

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

A Levels, AS Levels, Foundation Course, Degree Courses, Personal Development, Career Change, Professional Development, Hobbies

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Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

Previously, Director of London Art Portfolio, Julia Dennis, was teaching in sculpture part time at Leeds University and in mixed media fine art at various London Universities and in Sussex. Prior to that, Julia was Course leader of a National Diploma in Fine Arts in Sussex for 9 years, Her students included a mix of age ranges including mature students who wanted to re-train, or were aiming to go to University.

In Europe Julia has taught in the UK and Italy and designed a project for an International EU funded project with FE & HE partners in Finland, Sweden and Belgium, which was highly successful. In Italy she taught at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Turin, where she co-ordinated a drawing program for the degree design departments. She is fluent in Italian, oral and written and has a fair understanding of French and Spanish. Many of her ex-students live and work abroad now.

Our alumni have gone on to study degrees at Ruskin School of Art - Oxford, Goldsmiths, Kingston, University of the Arts London (UAL), University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and many other leading institutions. As well as the UCAS process, we also support MA, Foundation and clearing applications, plus applications to leading international universities in New York, Paris, Milan, Florence, Berlin, Antwerp and elsewhere.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I have an Enhanced Disclosure CRB certificate.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

We have had great success this year with students applying to the UAL Barlett, the Association of Architecture; all UAL specialist courses including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and Chelsea. Non UK institution success includes Parsons New York, ESMOD Paris and Berlin and many more. Our students gain direct entry into University from our 24 Week Portfolio Preparation Course onto Foundation, Degree and Masters Courses.

In 2016 student success beyond London Art Portfolio includes internships and work experience at Christian Dior Fashion House and House of Holland. Previous students have also worked alongside Peter Pilotto and Iris van Herpen.


"...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

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £72/h
Lessons offered by Julia
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Design
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

9 reviews on Julia
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

9 recommendations

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Amy

Thanks so much for your help Julia! Our sessions gave me that step up that I really needed to get my portfolio and statement together in the nick of time! The focus, encouragement and ideas that came out of sessions together were invaluable.

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Marcos

London Art Portfolio's workspace is welcoming and comfortable which provides a great atmosphere where you can develop your work. (…) I would just like to say I'm really grateful for Julia's time and experience and I'm so pleased to say that I've been accepted by more than one University including my first choice. This would not have been possible without the help of Julia.

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Caroline

Our conversation convinced me that we were dealing with a professional, who had an enormous amount of experience in the field and who would definitely devote her energies to helping Michael to achieve his goals. We knew Michael wouldn't have the experience to put an acceptable portfolio together on his own and this 12 week course at LAP was the best decision we ever took for him to fulfil the first step of his dreams (…) Thank you Julia and your team for your dedication and your enthusiasm

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Charlotte

My daughter had lost her inspiration and felt she needed a helping hand to put together a winning portfolio to be able to secure a place at University level. I'm so happy we found Julia, she is extremely experienced and you can feel her inspirational energy as soon as you enter the room. My daughter got her confidence back and made immediate progress. Thanks to Julia, I'm so grateful for giving my daughter that extra little push, whereby she secured a place at Brighton Arts School BA Painting Degree

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Sylia Panayiotidou, Cyprus - Professional Portfolio Development

I forgot that I could paint. I forgot that I could draw. I forgot that I loved to do both. I forgot that I was actually pretty good at both. London Art Portfolio helped me find my creative self again, it helped me learn how to develop my own projects and how to present them properly. Fantastic team, great tutorials, vibrant and inspiring atmosphere. I will be eternally thankful to London Art Portfolio, especially to Julia, for helping me remember

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Anne

At London Art Portfolio you are encouraged to seek inspiration everywhere, whatever stirs your passion, and afterwards introduced to an imaginative range of materials and techniques to visualise your ideas (…) Besides encouraging me creatively, Julia was a great help if there ever appeared a problem with the applications and helped and guided me through different situations that would have left me with bald patches otherwise.

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Art

From my 1:1 tuitions at London Art Portfolio, I've not only reached my goals of getting into Central Saint Martins, but I've broaden my artistic skills and creativity (…) A year ago, getting into the CSM, was just a long distant dream, but now I feel confident to embrace my year ahead on the foundation course. The atmosphere at London Art Portfolio is like no other, and it's a place that I feel like home.

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Sophie

Julia and her team's knowledge and creativity expands over a diverse amount of subjects, and you receive the best possible creative guidance no matter what subject you are focusing on. Julia and the other teacher's enthusiasm was a true inspiration that helped me achieve my very best at London Art Portfolio.

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Paola

My experience at London Art Portfolio has been more than positive, I would say great! I sincerely thank Julia, our tutor, who, with her professionalism and motivation, has guided me in creating a beautiful Portfolio of Fashion Design. My goal was to be admitted to the London College of Fashion, I knew this would be difficult and that I had to work very hard, given that I originate from a Social Sciences background and I practiced design as a hobby and interest, without qualifications.

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