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Chloe L. (British International School, 2022)School of Visual Arts (SVA)


  • School of Visual Arts (SVA) - Cartooning, Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship $40,000.00

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - Communication Arts $48,000.00

  • Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) - Illustration, Scholarship $96,000.00

  • California College of the Arts (CCA) - Comics, Creative Achievement Award $80,000.00

  • The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) - Sequential Arts, Honor of Scholarship $49,380.00

  • Syracuse University - Illustration

  • Ringling College of Art and Design - Illustration

1. How do you feel about your college acceptance? I feel very fortunate and lucky to be put in a position where I am able to get so many scholarship offers. Before joining NYSA, I wasn't even confident if I would be accepted by them so I am very happy that I joined the portfolio program.

2. When did you start the portfolio class, and how did you prepare your portfolio? I started the portfolio class in maybe 2019, but I had to leave because the location was a little far. Eventually I came back to NYSA because I realized the school was way better at teaching me portfolio schools than any other art studio I have been to in the past. I prepared my portfolio carefully with my teachers who really pushed me to try new things. One of the things that really stood out was sculpture, I had never worked with sculpture but trying it at NYSA was such a positive experience because it made my portfolio look even more impressive.

3. What is your favorite artwork that you made? I really like the one where I made a scene of my original character. It was so fun working with Tory on the piece because she really pushed me towards my love of horror where I used to be more cautious to do something with blood or gore.

4. Do you have any advice for the new portfolio students? My biggest advice is that you should talk to your teachers constantly. They are there for a reason, to help you. If you don't talk to them, you won't be able to get the help you deserve. Talking with the teachers really helped me push my ideas and also understand how certain mediums work. I did not know how to paint before coming to NYSA but just discussing how to mix colors and where to apply aided the development of my skills to its potential.

5. Tell us your thoughts about the NYSA! I love NYSA, it is such a great place to learn how to do art. The teachers are very strict with deadlines but they only do it so you can show your best. Even if it may seem like they are only pushing you and don't care, they really do care. They want the best for you and it's how I was able to get so many scholarships, because of the love and care each faculty member gave me to improve my work. I really recommend choosing NYSA if you or your child is interested in developing their artistic merit.

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