Join Mrs. Marchbank on Portfolio day!

If you’re an aspiring artist, you need to seize this opportunity.

On Sunday, November 7th, Mrs. Marchbank will be taking students to the Westin hotel in San Diego for a portfolio evaluation day. 

There, some 50 art schools and their counselors, professors, and representatives will be evaluating student’s portfolios.

This is completely free, and while the time of departure is not yet set in stone, the event itself will run from 12-4, and you can assume that Mrs. Marchbank will have her students first in line!

This invitation is open to all students in the entire district. 

In order to sign up, visit Mrs. Marchbank’s room in person, or you can shoot her an email at kmarchbank@nmusd.us if you have further questions!

In order to participate, it’s recommended that you compile 3-5 of your very best works, as well as a sketchbook of some kind. 

Marchbank believes in the benefits of Portfolio day wholeheartedly, and is proud to be able to offer her students the chance to go.

“A golden opportunity for students to advocate for themselves and what they are looking for in an art school,” she says, “by asking questions directed towards their needs and what they want to get out of a school.” 

Portfolio day is not only a time to get your art critiqued at a higher level, but a chance to scope out potential schools for yourself.

“Students are also asking about what is necessary to go to an art school, and it’s an opportunity for some students to see that art school is possible; they can make their dreams a reality,” says Marchbank, “if you want to be an art major, say it with pride.”

She believes that people who embark on this trip with her are the types of people who are fit to be creative visionaries, and she assures that “no student who has gone has ever said that it was a waste of their time.”

Some of the schools attending includ LCAD, Pratt Institute, California College of the Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University-- just to name a few of the roughly 50 attending schools.