Get valuable feedback and expert advice from Animation Portfolio Workshop Directors and Instructors on how to improve your animation school entrance portfolio!

APW Portfolio Day 2020 gives prospective animation students an opportunity to see accepted portfolios and to have their animation school portfolios assessed and reviewed by APW Directors and Instructors. Students receive one-on-one valuable feedback and advice from Canada’s animation portfolio experts on how to improve their portfolio submissions going forward.

APW Portfolio Day 1

DATE :  November 2020 (The date is TBA)

TIME :  10 AM to 6 PM

COST:   APW Portfolio Day is free of charge 🙂

LOCATION :   ST Matthew’s United Church 729 St.Clair Ave. W, Toronto –  Click here for Transit Info



APW alumni give detailed presentations of their animation school portfolios with corresponding score sheets. Q&A period follows the presentations as students ask questions to facilitate discussion about the finer points related to making the portfolios. Discussion topics include; assessment categories, rejected and accepted portfolios, scoring criteria, and the differences between portfolio requirements for various animation schools

*Depending upon the number of portfolios to be reviewed, this section of the event may be reduced in length to accommodate the viewing of a greater number of portfolios than had been anticipated.*



Attendees provide their own lunch.



APW Directors and Instructors assess and review on a one to one basis the animation school portfolios of as many of the event attendees as possible within the 4-hour time period available for this activity. Portfolios are reviewed on a first come first serve basis and although APW will do its best to review as many portfolios as possible within the four hour time period, depending on the number of portfolios to be reviewed at the event, there is no guarantee that all of the attendees will have there portfolios reviewed.

*This section of the event may commence earlier to accommodate the viewing of a greater number of portfolios than had been anticipated. *


APW Portfolio Day FAQ

Who is Portfolio Day for?
Anyone who plans to apply to a post secondary animation program.
How do I get there?

We are at 729 St. Clair Ave. West in mid-town Toronto.
For transit and driving directions click here

Should I bring my artwork with me?
Yes, if you have created a portfolio or are creating a portfolio to submit to an animation school – bring your drawings with you. You may also bring a sketchbook, 3 or 4 life drawings, or a room drawing showing perspective. Images on a phone are too small – we need to see the real drawings.

Are schools represented at this event?
No. This event provides: 1. examples and insight from APW grads who have gone through the application and portfolio process and 2. feedback and advice from APW Instructors and Directors.

Will there be WIFI available for digital art?
No. If you have digital art on a laptop or a tablet make sure the files are on the device and do not need to be accessed by WIFI.
What about lunch?
Attendees provide their own lunch.

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