How many classes do I need to take per month at VAS?
VAS will suggest your class schedule based on these
How much time you have until your college admission deadline.
How much art portfolio work you have completed before and how much more work you have to complete at VAS until your college deadline.
What the colleges, to which you plan to apply, require you to submit in your portfolio. They require certain number of pieces in portfolio, certain types of work, and sometimes additional projects in addition to your portfolio requirement.
Is VAS art portfolio college prep course
for art majors only?
VAS has worked with non-art major students who have the talent and passion for art and need to produce art portfolio for their "extra curricular" in college application. These students aim at the top universities and their professional art portfolios are to present more competitive college admission application.
VAS class is open to anyone in non art majors/careers but want to learn and advance "creative thinking and creative solving skills" for her/his personal reason(s).
VAS portfolio prep is for
people who are considering the future career in creative fields. Most popular area where past VAS students work today are fashion industry, animation, architecture, textile, illustration, graphic design, product design.
How is VAS portfolio prep program different from others?
VAS portfolio prep program is individualized. In a private lesson as well as in a small group class, each student will work on her/his own project. Everyone works on their own projects for their own majors and own college deadlines. At VAS you will not have a problem of "unfinished project" and "compromised work" due to a set deadline for your project.
How do I register?
Monthly registration only. Registration must be completed before the first class of your registered month begins. One month is 4 weeks. If you take one class per week, you will have 4 classes per month.
Monthly and Weekly registration available.
VAS accepts tuition payment of cash or check only
in person. We suggest that on your last class day, complete registration for your following month. Or, you can come early before your first class of the month and complete your registration.
What is the best known class at VAS?
Life Drawing Class. Students especially with interest in fashion design and animation will learn the most valuable "human anatomy" knowledge and figure drawing skills in this class. However, VAS director, Helena Min's perspective is that all art majors must learn about human anatomy and how our body functions, because all created by artists /designers are for human and to be used by human.
VAS has worked with the highly professional figure models with many years of experience working at colleges in Los Angeles area.
Individualized curriculum per each student. VAS develops the curriculum and the projects based on each student's interest, ability, college and career goals, and time they have till their college deadline.
When is the Registration Deadline?
You must register by the last day of the month before your registered month. For example, the tuition must be paid by April 30/31 for your May registration.
There is a $20 late fee.
What ages and levels can register at VAS?
VAS class is open to the students
from 9th grade to anyone older at all levels. However, VAS curriculum is suitable for those who pursue the upper level art education to prepare themselves for art colleges and career in art.
There is no class for kids art and hobby.
How long does it take to complete portfolio at VAS?
The information below is an approximate average. Over the past 27 years, VAS has witnessed that it is student's determination and effort often makes a significant difference in the result. The result and time on portfolio varies depending on the students talents, previous visual art experience, knowledge in art history and art education, daily practice on their own on observation, research, drawing, etc .
Average time spent by student with 2 to 3 classes/week, portfolio got completed approximately in 3 years.
Average time spent by student with 3 to 4 classes/week, portfolio got completed approximately in 2 years.
Average time spent by student with 5+ classes/week, portfolio got completed approximately in 1 year.
Where can I find VAS class schedule?
Please go to About page. Or click here.
Where can I see
VAS students work?
You can view some works on this site and more work at https://www.vasvisualartstudio.com/class
Does VAS refund
when I miss a group class?
Unfortunately, there is NO refund after your registration. However, a makeup class is arrangeable if there is other class available. Your makeup class must be within 2 months from the date of your absence.
Please note that there is one Life Drawing Class and a makeup class is unavailable. You can attend other regular portfolio prep classes if available.
Where can I see
work and CV?
You can view at
Does VAS refund
when I miss a private lesson?
Yes. For a full refund, you must cancel 24 hrs prior to your private lesson hour. If less than 24 hrs, VAS will refund 50%. You can cancel via text and VAS will text you back with a cancellation confirmation and a refund information.