Embark on an exciting 10-week journey in our Portfolio Preparation Class, designed to guide you through the process of creating a standout portfolio. This class meets for one and a half hours once a week, providing ample time for detailed feedback and personalized instruction from Michael Gallagher, a distinguished artist and educator.

Ideal for high school sophomores up to adults, this class is tailored for individuals with an intermediate skill level in art, looking to apply to art schools, or those pursuing MFA majors in colleges and universities. Offering private, one-on-one instruction, this class provides a unique opportunity to learn and grow under the mentorship of an expert.

Over the duration of the course, you will aim to create 10 pieces of artwork in various media, encapsulating your unique artistic voice. You’ll also craft a compelling student statement outlining your artistic goals, bringing cohesion and a narrative thread to your portfolio.

Classes are conveniently held at your home or studio, ensuring a comfortable learning environment where creativity can truly flourish.

The course fee is $1,800, but as a commitment to fostering budding talent, we are offering a discounted price of $1,400. Please submit digital images of your recent work as a prerequisite for the course.

Unleash your creative potential, develop a professional portfolio, and elevate your artistic skills with our Portfolio Preparation Class. Enroll now and start your journey to artistic success.



Portfolio Preparation


Jumpstart your artistic journey with our exclusive Portfolio Preparation Class. Designed for high school sophomores through adults, this course is a perfect fit for intermediate level artists aiming to create a compelling portfolio. Explore, create, and curate with the personalized guidance of artist and educator, Michael Gallagher.

Michael's Art Class: A Fun and Engaging Learning Experience

"Michael's art class is not just for children, but also for adults, and is a fun and engaging learning experience that instills new perspectives. His knowledge of reknowned artists such as George Seurat, Henry Matisse, and Wassily Kandinsky allows students to create unique artwork, all while enjoying themselves due to Michael's natural ability to connect with his class and his playful sense of humor."

- Jessie, Newport Beach

Discovering the potential in each student

"Our art teacher, Michael, teaches children from 4 to 8 years old. I am very impressed by his professionalism and skills. He has an amazing ability to connect with students and create an environment that is both fun and educational. The kids adore him and look forward to art class every week.

His creativity and patience enable him to discover the potential in each child, encouraging them to express themselves and explore their artistic talents. We are grateful for his contributions to our children's growth and development.”

- Alex Wu, Irvine

Michael is the one you're looking for!

"Michael's art lessons are exceptional! With just a year of instruction, our son has blossomed into an amazing artist thanks to Michael's mentoring. Michael has not only taught him incredible drawing techniques, but has also introduced him to the world of art history and masterpieces. My son's impressive knowledge of the art world at just six years old is a testament to Michael's teaching style, which is truly unique and engaging. Michael is not just a teacher, he's a talented mentor who knows how to inspire young minds. For those looking for a genuine and skilled art instructor, Michael is the one you're looking for!"

- Cole Cui, Los Angeles

Michael's class, indeed, makes a significant difference

"My 6-year-old daughter has been attending Michael's art class for seven months now. Initially, I had doubts about enrolling her in such a premium class at such a young age. However, seeing the children's enjoyment and engaging discussions made me reconsider. To my surprise, within a few months, I noticed a significant improvement in my daughter's school artwork. Her drawings started incorporating artistic elements, and other parents even complimented her progress. This convinced me that Michael's class truly makes a difference, enhancing observation skills, sparking imagination, and nurturing creativity.

A clear demonstration of her progress came at a children's birthday party, where each child had a paintboard for freestyle drawing. My daughter's artwork received abundant praise. This experience solidified my belief in the value of art classes like Michael's, benefiting a child's development in remarkable ways. I am now a firm believer in investing in such classes, as they enhance children's artistic skills and foster their creative abilities."

- Sheldon Li, Huntington Beach

My child is learning and flourishing with immense happiness

"Michael is my child's beloved art teacher. Every time they see him, they become extremely excited and joyful. Michael possesses a distinctive comprehension of art and educational techniques, enabling my children to learn and flourish with immense happiness while subtly enhancing their artistic perception. I am genuinely delighted. We can easily observe the remarkable progress and transformation in my children's artistic abilities!"

- Jojo GE, Irvine

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