Portfolio Workshop - 1 Day + 1 Session - One to One



Are you a design or art student? Do you want to make sure your portfolio is up to the standard of the best? Join us for our portfolio workshop! We'll walk you through the process of developing an effective and eye-catching portfolio, and give you some insider tips on how to get noticed in the industry. You'll leave with a well-presented portfolio, an action plan that will help you get into the program of your choice, and interview practice so you can nail that all-important interview. We've got over 20 years of experience teaching design and art students, so we know exactly what it takes to produce work that stands out from the crowd. Our workshops are designed for people who want to know how to prepare for interviews, how to use their portfolio as a marketing tool for their own products, and how to present their work in the best possible light. Our company founder has interviewed for both jobs and degree level courses. She knows what questions they're going ask—and she knows exactly how to answer them! If you bring a wide selection of your work and sketchbooks and are prepared to put in some time before the catch-up session, you will see some great results. With years of experience doing these types of sessions and the delight in hearing from ex-students about the exciting new course or job they got onto, I am confident I can help. You will leave with: - an action plan of what you need to do - A3 portfolio - 10 professional presentation sleeves - example interview questions and portfolio check list - well presented, focused portfolio For the complete package, come to our sketchbook workshop too and enter your work for exams or interviews knowing you have explored all your assessment objectives and produced a sketchbook with impact and flair. This workshop is a guaranteed one to one session so that I can tailor the workshop to your interests and needs as an individual. You can achieve so much this way. Develop skills to start a new business, take up a new hobby or craft for the joy of it … I can ensure the day progresses the way you want it to. A one-night self-catering stay is available for free with this booking in our onsite retro caravan (subject to availability). Please enquire. All courses, workshops and kits come with free support afterwards. Email me or arrange a video call. I love to see what my students and fellow crafters are up to and really enjoy answering questions or helping if I can. So any booking isn’t just for the day it’s the start of a crafting friendship! I do my very best to keep all my listings up to date with availability. Unfortunately, at busy periods there can be a delay so if there is a specific date you need, please feel free to check before booking to avoid disappointment.

What's included in the price?

Endless tea & coffee, an action plan of what you need to do, A3 portfolio, 10 professional presentation sleeves, example interview questions and portfolio check list


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Gifted Crafts Company

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Where it all began … I first learnt to crochet as a child and spent hours and hours making, sewing, knitting and learning every new technique possible in art, craft and design. After a degree in Graphics and with 16 years experience teaching Textiles, Graphics, Art & Design and Design & Technology I strongly believe in developing my own practice to be the best tutor I can be. I am continually inspired by my students of all ages so it's definitely and 2 way street!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Tutor can travel
  • School holiday workshops & activities
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All your materials, endless tea and coffee and camping accommodation for 'One to One' bookings (this may also be available for other bookings subject to availability - please enquire).

I only take individual bookings so there will only be the people you choose to book for! This means I can make sure the workshop is exactly what individuals and groups want and everyone gets more out of it.

I normally start at 0930hrs but as I only take individual bookings I can be flexible with timings (subject to availability) to suit you.

No need to bring anything with you for your course or workshop unless you want to bring examples or inspiration ... but there are plenty of both here in the studio (surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire Hills) so you can just bring your lovely self!

There is a cute retro caravan that sleeps 1-2 people available onsite (The Old School Campsite) free of charge for 'one to one' bookings (subject to availability). There are also glamping bell tents in the summer and camping pitches available onsite. If camping isn't for you (!) there are lovely holiday cottages at 'Shelve Holidays' or a luxury cabin at 'Heather and Stone'.


The Old School Campsite, Shelve, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0JQ