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NYSA Art Portfolio Programs help students to develop and build a characterized portfolio for Art College admissions and University Supplementary Materials. NYSA’s Portfolio Classes are divided from basic to advanced majors and designed to maximize creativity. Our faculty provides real-time feedback to assist students in the completion of a portfolio of the highest quality.


Explore Classes

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Admission Results


Student Work Gallery

Bookshelf Broadcast

Student Interviews

Explore Class Curriculumn


  • Line 

  • Proportion

  • Volume

  • Composition

  • Light and shadow

  • Perspective



  • Acrylic, oil, watercolor

  • Color theory

  • Textures

  • Spaces

  • Developing in own style

  • Black and white



  • Modern 3D

  • Relationship between form, material, space and content

  • Contemporary and innovative sculptures

  • Installations

  • Castings

  • Mold making



  • Concept with movement

  • Media tools (2d and 3d)

  • Illustration

  • Photoshop

  • Primer 

  • I movie 

  • Story

  • Comic


Conceptual Arts

  • Parsons challenge 

  • RISD assignments

  • Conceptual creative processes

  • Writing

Graphic Design

  • Mockup

  • Idea thinking

  • Digital Image Making

  • Motion Design

  • Print and Digital Production

  • Product design

  • Logo design​

Fashion Design

  • Fashion illustration

  • Textile

  • Sewing

  • Fashion figure

  • Mood board

Idea Sketchbook

  • Daily drawing

  • Process drawing

  • planning

  • Experimental

  • Calarts sketchbook


Figure Drawing 

  • Proportion

  • Short/long pose

  • Expression

  • Nude drawing

  • Movement

  • Gesture

  • Volume

  • Character


Mixed Media

  • Collage

  • Photomontages

  • Assemblage

  • Imaginative image

  • Combine media


  • Storyboard

  • Conceptual problem solving

  • Materials exploration

  • Computer software

  • Anatomy

Student Interviews
Student Work Gallery
Meet the Head Director

KJ Lee

KJ Lee is an artist and educator with more than twenty years of teaching experience. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in Art Education at the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also received an MFA in Painting from the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she currently serves as an admission portfolio reviewer.

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