SUMMER 2019 Portfolio prep classes are now available.

SUMMER 2019 PORTFOLIO PREP suitable for kids trying out for SOA and other art-infused schools (but not a requirement): This is a great way to prepare your Portfolio before the rush of the school year. Three separate weeks of Portfolio Prep Intensives that cover the three major areas of the mandatory visual arts portfolio required for the school application process. During these weeks, students will meet in small groups and focus on the topic of the week. Small group size allow for each artist to receive plenty of time and attention*. Also, students may sign up for private lessons in between weeks, or at other times during the summer, to further expand their portfolio. Private lessons, $40 an hour. All classes meet West Ashley.

Week one: June 24-28, 1-4pm STILL LIFE $250 includes all supplies.

Week two: July 15-19, 1-4pm PORTRAIT $250 includes all supplies.

Week three: July 29-Aug 2, 1-4pm LANDSCAPE $250 includes all supplies.

To hold your spot, please email Fabulon.art@gmail.com. After email confirmation, a $50 deposit via Paypal will be applied towards the total fee. Thank you!

For students trying out for Visual Arts for middle or high school






We know that Charleston students and parents have their hearts and minds set on the educational opportunities offered at the highly competitive arts infused schools. The process can be overwhelming and frustrating.

Our classes are taught by art teachers who are also professional, practicing artists. We know what it feels like to create meaningful work, share, then face judgement and rejection. We also have experienced the sheer joy of creativity, acceptances, and successful careers.

“Our mission is to educate the whole child, facilitate life skills,
and preserve the inner artist.”


Educate the whole child- For many, art is a way of life and learning, not just a hobby or a vocation.

·      strive for personal best

·      foster a strong work ethic

·      practice authentic self-assessment

Facilitate life skills- Students learn best when information is presented visually and in a hands on manner which is why arts infused schools have a higher success rate in producing critical thinkers. The creative economy is the way of the future by contributing to job opportunities and building thriving communities.

·      organization

·      observation

·      technical skills

·      critical thinking

Preserve the inner artist- The spots available are far less than the acceptance rate.  We want students to stay interested in art     even if they aren't accepted to the school.

·      create high quality products of which to be proud

·      gain new ways of looking at art that will last forever regardless of outcome.

·      retain the joy


 will begin in August and run through end of January

 (**Steps 1 and 2 will also be offered in Fall, for students unable to start in Summer).

-Step 1 - Each student is given a complimentary assessment interview. We discuss readiness, assess needs, and plan a strategy to fill the gaps. By appointment. please call or email.  *Students known to the instructors from prior classes/summer sessions may be able to skip this step.  Please inquire.

-Step 2 - Students will take the first course, Practicing for Portfolio. 1 week session in the summer 10am-12pm or 12:30-2:30pm Monday-Friday $320

or FALL SESSION 4-6pm Tuesdays or 1-3pm on Saturdays - once a week for 4 weeks  $320

(Choose from ONE SET of the four options below) Students will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques to see what might be the best mediums to pursue for the best possible presentation.  After this course is completed, students will take step 3.

-Step 3 - Still Life, Landscape, Portrait - After students have completed Steps 1 and 2, this step will be offered beginning in September.

-Step 4 - Drawing Test Study Group (Typically scheduled between application date and test date) Practice for the test in a group setting. Critique of work after.  One date TBD. $30

-Step 5 - Students will need a few private sessions to polish projects and presentation.  $40 per hour. 

All materials are supplied.

Payment by check or cash at first day of class is preferred.  Thank you.

***Although we try to be sensitive to busy schedules and unforeseen events, our classes are specifically tailored which makes make-up classes difficult. Make-up classes are at the discretion of Fabulon.  Portfolio Prep classes are gearing students for an intense program of study.  Attendance is expected. 

*Please note that to run these Summer Sessions, we must meet a minimum enrollment criteria and if this is not met, we will cancel the week and reimburse fees. Thank you.