ART AND DESIGN TUTORING
& ADMISSIONS CONSULTING SERVICE

ABOUT US

CreativeK12’s art and design tutoring and admissions consulting service provides personalized tutoring and educational consulting services for students interested in enrolling in an art college program or developing their studio skills in various areas, such as creative design, illustration, and animation. CreativeK12’s professional educators evaluate your student’s specific strengths and art and design goals to create individualized educational plans to maximize your student’s art and design skills. Our student-centered approach will not only foster your student’s personal growth but strengthen their creative talents as they become artists, designers, and engaged global citizens.

PERSONALIZED 1:1 TUTORING

The foundation level package best suits students who want to explore various art and design fields and seek foundation courses to develop their artistic abilities. In addition, this program will help students understand how to utilize art as the medium for creative self-expression. Lessons in this program include:

  • Elements of Art (Line, Shape, Value, Color, Texture, Space, and Form)
  • Color Theory
  • Direct Observation Studies
  • Principles of Design (Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Pattern, Unity, Movement, Rhythm)
  • Composition

The advanced level package best suits students who already have the foundational skills and would like to grow creatively and advance their artistic abilities. This program will emphasize the development of the student’s thinking, designing, communicating, and refining skills in their creative process. Lessons include:

  • Essential Software Skill (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Multimedia / Cross-media technique
  • Video Editing
  • 2D Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography

This package is designed for students who plan to enroll in an art and design program, already know the major they want to pursue, and seek support to strengthen their portfolios. Portfolio instructors will enhance the student’s “must-have” skills and thought process to build a standout portfolio specially designed for the student’s top choice schools. This package provides:

  • Up to 30 hours of 1-on-1 tutoring
  • One Portfolio Instructor will be assigned
  • Digital portfolio (Adobe InDesign) instruction
  • Artist Statement for each artwork in portfolio
  • Preparation of a personal website through existing website builders, if requested by schools
  • Recommendations for art competition, depending on the student’s level

Enroll now to discover your inner artist/designer!

ART AND DESIGN PORTFOLIO +
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

This package is designed for students who plan to enroll in an art and design college or an art and design program in universities. Portfolio instructors will help the student build a standout portfolio that successfully captures the students’ artistic personality and areas of expertise. Expert consultants will guide the student through his/her school selection research in alignment with his/her goals and assist the student determine school choices according to the “best fit” strategy. This option consists of:

  • Two college consultants will be assigned during the application process (one American college consultant and one college application specialist)
  • School selection suggestions for the student
  • College list guidance and finalization (up to 8 schools)
  • Personal Statement support
  • Supplemental essays & short essay editing
  • Resume building
  • Mock interview support when needed
  • Up to 30 hours of 1-on-1 tutoring
  • One designated portfolio instructor
  • Digital portfolio creation (Adobe InDesign)
  • Artist Statement for each artwork in portfolio
  • Personal website design through existing website builders, if requested by schools
  • Art competition recommendations, depending on the student’s level

WHY CHOOSE CREATIVEK12?

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Top-notch Art Tutors

Our tutors and portfolio instructors hold Master’s Degrees or higher from the nation’s top art schools, and they are experts at challenging and inspiring your student.

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Personalized 1:1 Instruction

Our expert tutors will create a highly customized learning plan unique to your student and keep your student motivated and engaged.

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Effective Teaching & Learning Materials

Our tutors will evaluate your student’s strengths and opportunities to tailor their teaching materials and instruction to your student’s learning level, needs, and artistic goals and sharpen your student’s creative skills.

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Portfolio Consulting

Your student will be working with our portfolio instructors to make the most dynamic portfolio specially designed for the student’s top choice schools.

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U.S. Consultants

U.S. consultants hold degrees/certificates in education counsulting and have extensive expertise in helping students from different cultural backgrounds get admitted to the world’s top universities.

OUR COUNSULTS & TUTORS

Ms. Sullivan

M.A. in Arts-Liberal Studies, Dartmouth College  

Past President of Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Former Writer and Research Assistant, Harvard University 

Ms. Sullivan holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Social Sciences from Dartmouth College and attended the Institute in Moral Development and Education at Harvard as part of her thesis research. With over 30 years of experience in the field of education and counseling, spanning eight different countries, Ms. Sullivan has a lifelong commitment to supporting students and parents all over the world. She once served as President for the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) and has a profound understanding of the challenges facing families in the U.S. and abroad.

Ms. Daly

B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

M.A., Ed.S. in Education (Counseling), Seton Hall University 

University of California, Irvine Certificate in College Counseling 

Ms. Daly brings extensive experience assisting students in college admissions advising and almost 20 years of international experience, which is essential for working with diverse students. Ms. Daly holds a Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in Counseling and Education. She asks pertinent questions to find a great fit between students and the institutions that are best suited for them. In addition, Ms. Daly helps students understand the college admissions requirements and empowers them to present the best versions of themselves on their applications and essays.

Ms. Kuo

M.A. in Art and Design Education, Rhode Island School of Design

B.F.A in Animation, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Ms. Kuo received her Bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a Master’s degree in Art and Design Education from Rhode Island School of Design. Being from Taiwan and studying in the U.S. from middle school to graduate school, Ms. Kuo has deep insights into the U.S. K-12 system and the college application process. She specializes in helping students interested in seeking careers in Art and Design understand the nuances of selective art college admissions, and providing guidance to help students adjust their portfolios and artist statements. Most of her students were admitted to top universities, such as Boston University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ms. Kuo enjoys helping students find their unique potential and express their career passions to gain admission to the schools that best fit them.

2022 TOP 20 ART PROGRAM

Ranking School Name Location Ranking School Name Location
1 Parsons School of Design New York, NY 11 School of Visual Arts New York, NY
2 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI 12 Columbia University New York, NY
3 MIT Cambridge, MA 13 Yale University New Heaven, CT
4 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL 14 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
5 Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY 15 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
6 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA 16 New York University New York, NY
7 Stanford University Stanford, CA 17 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
8 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 18 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI
9 California Institute of the Arts Santa Clarita, CA 19 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
10 California College of the Arts Oakland, CA 20 Princeton University Princeton, NJ

POPULAR ART AND DESIGN CAREERS AND MAJORS

  1. Animator: Animation, Film and Video, Computer Graphics
  2. Video Editor: Film and Video, Photojournalism, Audiovisual Communications, Radio, and Television broadcasting
  3. Art Consultant: Art History, Art Management
  4. Cinematographer: Film and Video
  5. Fashion Designer: Fashion Design, Textile/Fibers
  6. Multimedia Designer: Animation, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Photography, Advertising, and Marketing Communications
  7. Concept Artist: Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation
  8. Web Developer: Computer Science, Graphic Design
  9. Digital Designer: Graphic Design, Digital Design, Digital Art
  10. User Interface (UI) Designer: Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Industrial Design
  11. User Experience (UX) Designer: Graphic Design, Computer Science, Game Design, Information Technology
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CreativeK12 is a trusted leader in online academic and tutoring services. We offer extensive subject tutoring, standardized test preparation, and academic admissions consulting. Our team matches each student one-on-one with one of our professional educators, who customizes specific lesson plans to fit their educational needs and provides regular ongoing progress reports to parents.

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