Sheldon Academy presents art college speaker

Sheldon’s Art Academy will host a presentation by Cassidy Garbutt, admissions counselor at Ringling College of Art and Design, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 4 at the academy, 626 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park.

Garbutt will discuss what to include and not include in a college portfolio and how to master the application process. Also covered will be AP and transfer credit, available majors at Ringling College, and internship and job opportunities.

Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design is a private four-year accredited college in Sarasota, Fla.
Sheldon’s Art Academy had seven students gain admission with scholarships to Ringling College starting in fall 2018.

Sheldon’s also offers a college prep/portfolio program for students—some start as young as sixth grade—to prepare them for art school and lead to possible careers in animation, architecture, medical illustration, fashion, game design and other art applications.

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