Portfolio Development Workshops by Maria Aristotelous


Are you an art student preparing for admission to a prestigious art academy? Do you need a strong portfolio that will guarantee your entrance?

Meet Maria Aristotelous, an experienced professional artist, who assists students who want to study in an art academy and need to learn how to create a successful portfolio or improve their current one.

Portfolio development classes & lessons

A properly organised and carefully prepared (in terms of artistic quality and depth) portfolio is probably the most crucial factor for ensuring admission to academies either in the Netherlands (such as Rijks Academy, KABK, Willem De Kooning Academy, Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Utrecht School of the Arts) or abroad (such as Pratt, RISD or the Royal College of Arts in London).

The proper tutoring and careful development of a new artist lie at the very heart of Maria's workshops and classes, constituting their main purpose and objective.

Indicative subjects

Depending on the students’ direction, the classes may cover:
 Drawing (still life, landscape, figure drawing) with pencils, charcoal, ink, acrylic, etc.
 Oil painting (still life, landscape, figure, abstract, etc.)
 Abstract art (Action painting, Colour Field painting, Suprematism, Symbolic Abstract, etc.)
 Sound art (installations, programming, etc.)
 Visits and lessons in museums
 Art installations and sculpture
 Details of portfolio making such as format documentation, choice of paper and organisation
 Exercises that develop artistic consciousness (the art of viewing, hearing, etc.)
 Discussions and evaluations of the different stages of the student’s development


Workshops are offered either privately (one-on-one basis) or in very small groups (2-3 people max.).

Classes for amateur artists who do not necessarily want to enter an art academy are also offered on an individual basis or for very small groups (2-3 people max.).

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Classes are held in Maria's private art studio located close to The Hague's centre (De Constant Rebecqueplein). Lessons in your own home or atelier are also possible if you are based in The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam, Amsterdam or another nearby area.

Language & Schedule

The curriculum, schedule and timetables can be fairly flexible depending on each student needs. The classes are delivered in English.


Very competitive and reasonable fees. A fee table is available upon request.

About Maria Aristotelous

Maria Aristotelous is a professional painter, composer and sound artist living and working in The Hague. She has studied medicine and painting and holds a Master of Sonology (specialising in instruments and interfaces).

Maria has participated in numerous shows, concerts and competitions, while her works are part of many notable private collections in the Netherlands, the USA, Cyprus and Greece.

Other services

As an experienced artist and tutor, Maria also offers guidance to already enrolled art students and preparation for entrance into Master’s programmes and helps professional artists with portfolio documentation.

Contact details

 Official website
 Email: [email protected]
 Social Media:
- Facebook
- LinkedIn
- Soundcloud
- ARTslanT

Please note that Maria Aristotelous is currently based in Athens.



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