Get Feedback from Experts
Are you making a portfolio to get into a top animation or illustration program? Get valuable feedback and expert advice from APW Directors and Instructors on how to improve your animation and illustration school entrance portfolio for free at this event.
APW International Portfolio Day gives prospective animation/illustration students an opportunity to receive free one-on-one valuable feedback and advice from Canada’s animation/illustration portfolio experts on how to improve their portfolio submissions going forward. Anyone who is not an APW student is eligible to attend this free event.
DATE : November 19th, 2021
TIME : 5PM to 9PM
LOCATION: Online Using ZOOM
INTRODUCTION AND OPENING REMARKS 5PM
Introduction by Bernadette Peets
Opening remarks by APW Directors Gerard Sternik and Vince Peets
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS 5:15PM – 8:45PM
APW Directors and Instructors assess and review portfolios one-on-one. Each individual session is 15 minutes in length for each student.
Spaces will fill up fast and they will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Once a reviewers’ roster has been filled their session will be closed to any other participants.
OPEN FORUM FOR PARENTS 5:15PM – 8:45PM
After opening remarks, students or parents who are not waiting for a portfolio review are invited to take part in an informal Q&A with Bernadette Peets about the portfolio process
8:45PM – CLOSING REMARKS
REGISTER here if you want to BOOK A REVIEW
REGISTER here if you are a parent or a student without a portfolio and you wish to join the Q&A with APW Director Bernadette Peets:
HOW DO I SHOW MY PORTFOLIO?
All participants who sign up for a portfolio review sessions should bring their work in progress – 5 to 10 drawings: 4 or 5 life drawings, a drawing of a household object, character drawings, a drawing of a room in your house and any other drawing you like. It’s not necessary to bring your entire finished portfolio, but we do need to see 5-10 drawings so that we can give you some useful feedback. Add all of the drawings into a single PDF doc.
APW Portfolio Reviewers
APW Directors and Instructors will meet with individuals one-on-one to review portfolios and offer their expert feedback and suggestions.
APW director Gerard Sternik is a graduate of the Drawing and Painting Department at Ontario College of Art. He spent two years studying drawing and sculpture in Florence, Italy, and four years studying anatomy in conjunction with the University of Toronto Department of Gross Anatomy. He taught Life Drawing and Anatomy at Sheridan College in the Classical Animation Department.
APW Associate Director, Joshua is an APW grad, Seneca Animation grad, Children's Book Illustrator, Storyboard Artist and a Senior Instructor, Program Coordinator and Teacher Trainer at APW. Josh also teaches at U of T School of Continuing Studies where he was awarded Honorable Mention as one of the top ten instructors from a pool of over 700 for 2019.
APW director Vince Peets has years of experience as an educator (storyboard, illustration, drawing for animation, character design) as well as professional experience in illustration, animation, visual development and storyboarding for TV and feature films. He taught drawing for animation, storyboarding and visual language at Sheridan College Animation.
Nikolas Powell is an APW Instructor, an aspiring Story Artist and graduate of Sheridan College's Bachelor of Animation '19. Niko's experience includes work as an animator at Yowza! Animation (HBO Max Looney Toons) in Oakville ON and work as a Story/Animation intern for Nørlum in Viborg, Denmark (Big Hero 6 Disney TV). Niko also worked on the stop motion short film The Curious Case of Ms Binks
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