The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is offering a free portfolio consultation service to all local students who want to make their visual portfolio professionally competitive when entering competitions, applying to Idyllwild Arts or other schools, and/or for job applications.

For those applying for scholarships to Idyllwild Arts, the deadline is Jan. 17, 2018. Applicants must submit a portfolio of a representative number of works (about 10 to 20 pieces) that embody their own work. This service may help applicants present the best portfolio possible.

Preparing a portfolio is a time and talent intensive endeavor. Current seventh graders may wish to take advantage of this service now. Their portfolios will then be ready for submission next year with the best possible chance of success.

Elanie Moore, a local AAI artist, will review these portfolios on behalf of AAI.

Moore has taught life drawing at various colleges since 1970. Locally, she taught it at Mt. San Jacinto College and Idyllwild Arts Academy. (Some of her former MSJC and ISOMATA students still live in Idyllwild and Hemet.)

While a student at Art Center College of Design, Moore studied life drawing with Harry Carmean, Lorser Feitelson, Vern Wilson and other well-known L.A. artists, both at school and privately at their studios. In December 2016, she retired from Citrus College, Glendora, after teaching life drawing and other traditional studio art and art history classes for 26 years. For the last few years, she has taught drawing through private lessons in Idyllwild, Palm Desert and Palm Springs.

For a free portfolio consultation, contact Moore at 626-347-3616 or [email protected].

Some applications may require life-figure drawings. AAI offers monthly workshops that may be geared to completing student portfolios. Other AAI workshops offer the opportunity to enhance work. Visit frequently to see what is on offer or to apply as a Student Member.