I came into e5-art portfolio a complete mess. Having basically failed my IB, confused as to who I wanted to become and clueless as to what I was capable of. During this course, many things were unlocked within me that I didn’t realise I had. In my artistry and in my personal life. One year ago Stephen Preece has made a promise to my mother that he was going to take in a boy and give back a man. That is exactly what he did. He, as well as my other mentors, believed in me when there was absolutely no reason to and helped me find myself after being told too many times that I was a failure. That is what e5-art portfolio did to me, my life has changed in the most real way and I will never forget that.
Working with Mr. Preece at e5-art portfolio has been the best decision I ever made. I worked with him for two hours every week for three years and it did wonders for my self-confidence and my skills. I got the help I needed in the way I worked best, which was great because it helped me figure who I am, what I wanted, and how I worked best. The time with him has helped me get into the university of my dreams with the skills and knowledge to help me succeed in life. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to find the best path for themselves.
I chose the program because my mother is an ex-student of Stephen Preece. I have suggested this programme because it helps you to apply to universities and it helps students to find their artistic identity. I totally enjoyed this program because during these six months I have established a very good connection with Stephen and Katya, who truly understand me. Stephen really takes his time to get to know every adolescent and guides them to the right path. He puts himself in his students’ shoes and most importantly he understands how difficult it can be at this stage. I am applying to universities for animation. e5-art portfolio helped me to discover what I really wanted to do. I am a storyteller.
I heard about the program from the brother of my best friend, who had successfully applied to art university with the help of Stephen Preece. Before going to an international high-school program, I had difficulties and was struggling with my studies. After taking Art as an option at school I have realized that I can get recognized for my creative skills and potential. e5-art portfolio has introduced me to a lot of other students who are also creative and who share my interests. e5-portfolio got me into a mindset where I started thinking about what I am going to do and most importantly, how I am going to do it. When you spend time with people who are creative it always gives you that good feeling, inspiration, and you understand you can do more. During the e5-portfolio program, I learned how to be more structured in my work and how to properly shape my ideas. I will recommend the program to any other students who are struggling and who are not sure which career to proceed in creative industries. e5-art portfolio program helps to shape you and to show you what your true abilities are.
I really enjoyed the course with e5-art portfolio because it has given me the possibility to learn a new skillset. I am definitely stronger and more confident in my technical skills. I am applying to Camberwell, Kingston, and Bournemouth. I feel more confident and inspired after completing this program with the e5-team.
e5-art portfolio has helped me with everything I needed in my IB Visual Arts course, whether it helped with project Ideas, writing your process portfolio, applications, and overall building you into a better version of yourself. However, something which was not advertised which I found to be the most helpful thing was the connections and opportunities you get which help guide and prepare you for the field you are looking to enter. For example, I am a student looking to go into architecture and within the 3 months I have attended e5-portfolio I have been put in direct contact with alumni from my dream collages, as well as people who have already made it in the field. Furthermore, They have helped me develop my artistic skills so I am aiming for a 7 at IBVA whilst putting together a portfolio for university which stands out from the crowd
CURRENT e5 MEMBER
e5-art portfolio has given me the support I’ve needed to gain crucial life skills that I’d have had to learn alone. The programme is really made for the individual and they really are prepared to help work around any kind of capricious schedule you may have and I’m constantly recommending it, even to my friends abroad.
CURRENT e5 MEMBER
My experience at e5-art portfolio has been transformational. Mr. Preece's analysis and encouragement have been vital in helping me frame my project and my artistic vision, through an exploration of self. In addition, he is very skilled at building a wonderful and diverse community to learn from and support each other.