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Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep

Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep
 

Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep  


  • Type:
    Virtual Program, Day camp, After-school / weekend classes, Family programs
  • Focus:
    Visual Arts (multi)
  • Cost:
    $100 to $4,500/program
  • Ages:
    11 to 26
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    1 to 20
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    About Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep

    Animation & Architecture Portfolio Camps & Courses that Get Results! If you or your kid needs to make a portfolio for animation or architecture school then this camp is for you! Youth Animation in person & online: 11- 14.  Animation & Architecture Portfolios online: 15 to 26 . Online & in person day camps dependent on the pandemic. Lodging not available until 2022

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    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community


    COVID-19 Response 

    PortPrep cares about your family's health and safety. We plan to offer in person day camps for campers in the Guelph, Ontario area within our Youth Arts Camps but have cancelled all overnight residential camps. All animation & architecture portfolio camps for older teens & young adults and longer term youth classes will be offer online this year. Our full in person overnight camps will resume in the summer of 2022 after all students, parents, residence providers & instructors can be fully vaccinated. We have found that our instruction methods keep students engaged & able to learn while having creative fun from the safety of their own homes. PortPrep specializes in online education throughout the year for international students & can easily guide your teen in the art of animation & architecture via online virtual instruction methods. This is a fantastic opportunity to keep the budding artists in your home engaged throughout the pandemic by focusing on their love of creating.

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    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep currently has 3 programs available; 16 TBD.

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    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Drawing
    $120 to $980
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Oct 07-Nov 24$370 - $980
    Storytelling|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Filmmaking|Animation|3D Design
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Architecture
    $120 to $980
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Oct 03, 2021-Jan 02, 2022$120 - $980
    Drawing|Architecture
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Architecture
    $120 to $980
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Oct 02, 2021-Jan 02, 2022$120 - $980
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Architecture
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Animation
    $50 to $1,995/2 weeks
    Guelph, ON
    42 Carden Street
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Architecture|Instructor lead (group)|Painting|Drawing|Animation
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 14
    Animation
    $50 to $750/week
    Guelph, ON
    42 Carden Street
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Architecture|Instructor lead (group)|Painting|Drawing|Animation
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 16 - 18+
    Architecture
    $50 to $1,000/week
    Guelph, ON
    42 Carden Street
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Animation|Credit Courses|Architecture
    Instructor lead (group)|Photography|Drawing|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Acting (Film & TV)|Animation
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 13 - 18+
    Drawing
    $120 to $980
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation|3D Design
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 13 - 18+
    Drawing
    $120 to $980
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation|3D Design
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 13 - 18+
    Drawing
    $120 to $980
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation|3D Design
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 13 - 18+
    Painting
    $120 to $980
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Painting|Animation|3D Design
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 11 - 16
    Cartooning
    $370
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation|3D Design
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Visual Arts (multi)
    $100 to $2,250
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Storytelling|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Filmmaking|Painting|Animation|Instructor lead (group)|Architecture
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Visual Arts (multi)
    $50 to $1,995
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Storytelling|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Filmmaking|Painting|Animation|Instructor lead (group)|Architecture
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Drawing
    $20 to $340
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Performing Arts (multi)
    $20 to $515
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 15
    Cartooning
    $50 to $750
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation|3D Design
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 10 - 15
    Cartooning
    $50 to $750
    Guelph, ON
    42 Carden Street
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Storytelling|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Arts & Crafts|Cartooning|Comic Art|Drawing|Animation|3D Design
    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18+
    Architecture
    $75 to $1,000
    Virtual Program,
    Online
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery|Architecture|Ceramics



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount if paid in full 10%
    Discount if paid early $150
    Discount for 2nd child 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep

    our take

    PortPrep doesn’t look like a traditional camp, to be sure, but for those who participate within it, it functions in exactly that way: allowing them to grow into an understanding of who they are, and what they can do, while engaging with people who themselves have made a life in that milieu. Students come from across North America from British Columbia, Alberta, from Maine to Texas and even from as far away as Saudi Arabia. Here they interact with peers and mentors who are at the top of their games. For example, have sessions with Mike L Murphy, the animator who created Gollum from Lord of the Rings, and directed the animated sequences in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, who teaches from his studio in California. Most people don’t know that name, perhaps, but for the kids who gravitate to PortPrep, it’s something akin to a guitar player getting to know Keith Richards.

    That experience itself can be transformative, though the goal, as the name implies, is to help young people take the next step toward their personal goals, that is, creating a portfolio that will help gain acceptance to post-secondary animation program. And they do. “You have NO idea how long I've wanted to type out this email,” wrote a past camper to his instructors after gaining a place at Sheridan College. “It feels as unreal as it sounds … You and Garth both gave me a proper start in this huge (and mildly painful) journey and I would've never been able to finally come to this point without your help.” In that, and much else, it's a one-of-a-kind program with a lot to recommend it. 



    User reviews of Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep  — Read all 7 reviews


    PortPrep is a must-go for long-distance friendly learning!
    Yuyang (Camp alumni)

    A must-go for students outside the Toronto area, lacking local portfolio guidance. Portprep is long-distance friendly, flexible, and affordable!

    Real Life Results After PortPrep Animation Camp
    Sam Weinberger (Camp alumni)

    "I wanted to give you a little update: after graduating Boston U School of Visual Arts with a full ride, I have finally become the real artist that I’ve always wanted to be. :) This summer I landed a design internship in the big apple..right in downtown Manhattan!Thanks again for sticking with me back in the day when I couldn’t draw a straight line - it has really paid off! So excited and I can only thank you for all of your help! ... Read More

    Animation Camp Review
    Andrew Wing (Camp alumni)

    "I would recommend it to other people because it's very open. Their not judging you on what level you are. It's just simply that you come here to draw, you come here to learn and that's what you get!"

    Animation Camp Review
    Mary Callaghan (Camp alumni)

    "I would definitely recommend the animation summer camp. "Everyone there was really into what they were doing. Karen is really passionate about what she does and Garth has a great perspective on everything to do with animation. If I hadn't done the portfolio camp I would not have been nearly as accomplished as I am now. It brought me to a point where I feel happy and confident with what I put in my portfolio." Mary Callaghan ... Read More

    Accepted to Architecture
    Samuel H (Camper)

    Thanks to the help of Port Prep and Karen I was accepted into an architecture program. Their knowledge and insight into how to craft a portfolio is invaluable. Not only was Karen able to provide guidance regarding specific schools I wanted to get into, I also vastly improved my work both conceptually and technically in a very short period of time. I would recommend port prep to anyone who is considering applying to university as well as those who want to improve their ability to technically execute their ideas in a unique and professional manner. Bottom line sign up you will not regret it. ... Read More

    Accepted to Sheridan Animation
    Mahdokht (Camper)

    This was my second time applying to Sheridan and I was looking for a person who could help review my portfolio with my schedule and I'm really glad I found port prep! Garth was an AMAZING teacher. I got a 97 score in my portfolio thanks to him. I loved our sessions for a few reasons. 1- He didn't just tell me what is wrong but he explained why it's wrong. I learned SO MUCH during our classes! 2- He was so knowledgeable and could help me in a variety of subjects... I felt confident showing him different works like life drawing, digital painting, animation, layout, storyboard... and still get useful and amazing critics. 3- What I enjoyed the most was how his classes always motivated me to do more. some people just drain the energy out of you, but with Garth, I was always so excited after our sessions and that lead me to do more. in total, it was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for all you have done Garth: ... Read More

    PortPrep Teachers and Portfolio Coaching Review
    Robert Simpson (Parent)

    "We came away from our first meeting with PortPrep with a warm fuzzy feeling that there was a genuine interest and some genuine care about how our daughter could proceed. It was an interest they had that they knew they had a person they knew they could mold and that she was capable. When she got accepted into Sheridan Animation we all shed a little tear of happiness! It was kinda like I was handing my trust off to make sure she would be steered to where we and she wanted her to go. There's a lot of faith involved in that but I think the finished product was worth the investment and.worth the time. We are very pleased with the experience and again I couldn't recommend it more" think the finished product was worth the investment and.worth the time. We are very pleased with the experience and again I couldn't recommend it more ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

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    Guelph, ON
    42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A2
    Guelph, ON
    42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A2
    Online
    Virtual Program



    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Dorm or Building

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: Lodging via Airbnb with Mike Craig & Den Mother Deb Lamb at private home in Guelph near our studio at 33 Inkerman St. Transportation to and from lodging provided by camp director. Beautiful oasis in a safe community. Meals and chaperone provided by den mother Deb Lamb. Deb lives at the home and manages the Airbnb and supervises the WOOFERS (worker on organic farm) who live there during the summer. Deb provides one meal per day for the woofers, our campers and Mike's family. Deb ensures that a positive atmosphere exists between lodgers and woofers and provides healthy organic meals. Deb has agreed to act as a den mother to the animation camp students. She will be available to help them get settled in, answer any questions and help them should any problems arise. She will keep an ear open and an eye on them to ensure they are safe and abiding to the house rules and generally being good house guests and using safe ,and healthy living practices ie (no smoking, drinking or drug use).She has agreed to be present in the house when the students are there at dinner time, over-night and in the morning so that the students always have a responsible adult nearby to ensure they are safe. Den Mother fee/ day $10 /student Breakfast: $2.50/day Dinner: $10/day (can be taken as leftovers for lunch next day if not present for meal) Den Mother Total for Camp: 15 days $150 14 meals adds $175 We often organize pot lucks as a group for evenings at least once and week and students like to go out for lunch or dinner together at the local cafes and restaurants. There are kitchen facilities at the home to store and prepare food. There are also kitchen facilities at the studio and lots of cafes nearby. I can pick up students from the train station, bus depot or airport. No cost for Guelph train and bus. Airport pick up fee one way $20 Or schedule the Red Car Airport Shuttle to Guelph. Bikes can be borrowed or rented or I can drive students to the studio each day and night at no cost. Local students often help each other out with rides too. Guelph is listed as the safest city in Canada to live in. Walking is also possible but suggest they walk in pairs, not alone just to be sure they are safe. Basement Apartment to share with other animation camp students: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/5984161With 1 guest $1024 CAD for 2 weeks with 3 guests $1246 CAD divided by 3 = $415 each Hostel Room with 4 bunk beds Share with 1 animation camper and 2 Woofers ie Workers on Organic Farm ( this means that 2 people that share the room will be young adults working on Mikes Urban farm at this point we don't know if they are male or female workers as they have not been selected yet) https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/10968339 Price per bed 1 guest $361 CAD for 2 weeks Private Room that can be used alone or shared between 2 to 3 students https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/7003157 With 1 guest $521 CAD for 2 weeks with 2 guests $757 CAD for 2 weeks Common Areas of House Students to Share

    Is Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep technology free? We actively use technology in some of our animation and illustration art portfolio camp. Students are required to bring a laptop, phone, drawing tablet depending on the program. Many programs are just paper and pencils. All in person overnight camps and meal programs are cancelled for 2021. In 2022 some meals can be provided at the student lodging facility for $10 per day. Den Mother fee is $10 per day. Contact our camp director Karen Kesteloot for more information at 519-803-2539 No transportation is provided in 2021. In 2022 transportion to the school from your residence is not provided but transportation from bus, train or airport is provided. Local transport is no charge. Airport pick up and drop off is a $20 fee each way. Transportation to and from student lodging is provided by special request at no cost. Bicycles can be borrowed and there is local bus transit within the city of Guelph.



    Property Details

    More details about property: The home is beautifully landscaped and offers a private patio.



  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Karen Kesteloot, Founder and Head Portfolio Coach
    BFA, Diploma Interior Design

    At PortPrep's Art and Animation Portfolio Camp  we know how deeply creative people yearn for careers doing what they are passionate about and how challenging that can be. We aim to build the confidence of young artists and designers and set them up with the determination and motivation they’ll need to succeed in their chosen careers. We create fun activities that not only teach the fundamental skills needed to make portfolios with the power to get students accepted into top ranked colleges but give the opportunity to build lasting friendships and peer to peer mentoring.



    In the News

    May 25, 2021
    PortPrep Now Offering In Person Day Camps & Virtual Hybrids

    In person and on line hybrid day camps available at PortPrep for campers local to the Guelph Ontario area!... Read More

    June 29, 2019
    PortPrep's Anatomy Prof Finalist for Governor General Award

    Zimmerman's illustrated story book, At the Pond is on the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award shortlist for young people's literature.... Read More

    October 25, 2016
    Guelph Business Gets Kids into Art College

    The results are rolling in, local and international art students are turning to Portprep for help getting into their chosen art college.... Read More



    Stories

    • Student's Accepted to Sheridan, Pratt, and Calarts Animation!

      PortPrep's Animation Summer Campers get accepted to their dream college program at Sheridan Animation! We want to  congratulate our hard working students to Chloe and Electra! We also have received the great news from our winter workshop animation portfolio students who received many acceptance offers! Two of our American students were thrilled to receive the good news of their offers; Makena got accepted to Calarts and his friend Michelle finally got accepted to Sheridan Animation with our Animation Teacher Garth Laidlaw's help! International students need to get really high scores of around 90% or over to get accepted into Sheridan. It's very challenging. Michelle almost made it last year on her own but just needed a little extra support to make it this year. We are so glad our guidance helped her with her considerable talent and hard work helped her finally reach her goal of attending Sheridan College next fall.

      We were surprised when a student from Kazakhstan reached out to us at PortPrep to help him get accepted to Sheridan Animation this winter. We were so impressed with his unique characters and wonderful drawing ability! It was a joy to help him gain acceptance to his dream school from so far away! Congratulations are due to Diaz!

      Getting accepted into schools like Sheridan or Calarts takes a lot of discipline and motivation. This year we coached a group of students that chose to move away from their home country of China to go to high school in Canada with the goal of getting accepted into great North American Art Colleges. We are happy to say that 2 are going to Sheridan and one received multiple acceptance offers to top US schools like Pratt, SVA, Ringling and Chicago Art Institute! We congratulate Melody as she heads off to New York City to study at Pratt, the "Harvard" of American Art Colleges!

      We are so honoured to be a part of all of our student's triumphs! We wish all our students well next fall as they head off on this new adventure in their creative lives! And we look forward to meeting a new group of eager young animators at this year's Animation and Illustration Summer Camp! 

    • Rebecca Gets Accepted to Sheridan Animation!

      Want to get into Sheridan's Animation Program? Watch Rebecca Simpson (and family)'s interview to find out how you can make your dreams come true with PortPrep! Becky got accepted into her dream animation program at Sheridan College after taking their winter workshops .Here’s what Becky had to say about their teaching:

      "I was accepted into the Animation Program for fall 2015! As hard as I worked on my portfolio, I absolutely owe this acceptance to the two of you. My improvement over the last two months has been unbelievable, and there is no doubt in my mind that I would be where I am with my skills had it not been for your mentoring.I can still remember my first assessment with Karen in December 2014- she told me that, at the skill level I was at, I was about two years away from getting into the program. And now, here I am, four months later accepted on my first try. It's absolutely surreal, and I'm still having trouble believing it, but I wanted to make sure one of the first things I did was thank the two of you. Thank you so much for the time and effort you invested in me. I can't say enough times how grateful I am."

      http://youtu.be/VmTbnxH5W50

      Need more info? Check out the livestream we did with Rebecca at our Summer Portfolio Camp!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auv3wGX4NgM

       

    • Art Portfolio by High School Student Steals Scholarship at Last Minute

      Grade twelve graduate Adam Oliphant had an edge over the thousands competing for acceptance into Ryerson University’s Architectural Science Program. He won the PortPrep Art Portfolio Scholarship for 2013. Despite a bad case of fear driven procrastination, Adam got accepted in the top five percent in an early acceptance offer.

      Not only did Adam beat his fear and the 30:1 odds but he pulled his winning portfolio together in just two weeks! What did this young man do that enabled him to turn out such great work in such a short time span?

      As Ryerson’s application deadline loomed closer; Adam’s fear of failure paralyzed him. “I’m scared," he said. "It's so hard to do it because I can't seem to talk myself into doing it. I'm just too scared to start.”

      Adam was stressed; he could feel his childhood dream of becoming an architect slipping away. He had left the compiling of his art portfolio too late like too many students do.

      He needed guidance to put the book of images together saying, “I had no idea how to put a portfolio together. All I knew was that it had to be art.  I had to put them in some kind of a book. And the architecture people needed to like it.”

      But Adam struck oil by chancing to meet me, the specialized portfolio coach at PortPrep in a figure drawing course at the Guelph School of Art I was teaching. He was selected to be the scholarship winner this year, like graphics student Katie was the previous year.

      Despite coming with a scant selection of images and a sketch book, I saw talent and ideas in his work and guided him on what the portfolio reviewers would be looking for. I showed him how to optimize what he had. He came up with a remarkable solution to make these small sketches look impressive and gain him his top ranking at Ryerson.

      He cleverlygrouped a variety of concepts, finished sketches and artworks to show he was an ideas man and then bound it in a hard cover glossy paged printed book that made him look stellar. I counseled him to highlight that he had studied at a summer architecture camp at Pennsylvania State University to show his passion and commitment to architecture. They loved it.

      Adam was so surprised that he got in the early acceptance group and that he beat out the top art student in his high school!

      Adam said, “If you can take no clue, to accepted in the top 5% in a month and a half---that’s pretty impressive...I am so glad that you were there... As long as I can draw something on paper and then walk through it in real life; I think I’ll be happy.”

      It feels so fulfilling to help young people achieve their goals. Adam is heading off to Toronto this week to embark on his dream to become an architect. To see more of his story click here or get a Free Portfolio Assessment.

      https://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00076669-http_www_youtube_com_watch_v_efkjqd7gags_list_plsmjn5zokl67alyg6.html



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