Preparing a Portfolio Application for Art Post-Secondary

November 15, 2020


Nov 15, 2020 06:00 PM Vancouver 

In this Virtual demonstration, Art Educator Daylen Luchsinger and fourth year Emily Carr student Karl Hipol will demonstrate and discuss their approaches to completing required projects for University Application Portfolios. Based off of Emily Carr University’s portfolio criteria, Daylen and Karl will introduce the concept of using Process Based Project to develop one’s portfolio. They will elaborate on, and demonstrate their approaches to, using images to tell a personal story as well as ways of completing sketches and building maquettes for public sculpture ideas. This will be a wonderful opportunity to ask questions about portfolio applications for Art-focused Post-Secondary, gain some perspective from an Art student, and see examples of the caliber of projects these institutes are looking for from applicants. 

Daylen’s Materials 

1) Precision cutting knife  such as Xacto #1

2) Alvin Cutting Mat

3) Prang glue stick or Opus Essential White Glue & a brush of your choice 

4) Drawing Material – Caran D’ache Graphite & Charcoal 

5) A blending stump or tortillion (assorted sizes can be handy!)

6) Found imagery such as old magazines, newspapers, or encyclopedias 

7) Heavy Drawing Paper or Mixed Media Paper such as Opus Watermedia paper 


Karl’s Materials 

1) Corrugated Cardboard Backing or Single-Phase corrugate

2) Opus essential graphite pencils

3) a Sakura Pigma Micron fineliner or Winsor & Newton Fineliner

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Artist Bio’s



Daylen Luchsinger is an art educator; he works to program artist-led workshops for Artists for Kids and the Gordon Smith Gallery for the North Vancouver School District. 

Artists for Kids

Daylen Portfolio





Karl Hipol is currently a fourth-year student taking a Bachelor in Fine Arts, major in Visual Art and minor in Curatorial Practices at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Hipol is also a present intern at the Artists For Kids as a curatorial assistant and part of the OPUS North Van Team.

November 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm