Education Open Day 2019

Education Open Day 2019


Artist Proof Studio’s (APS) student community is passionate about visual art. We work and learn together as a community and share our knowledge with others through special projects designed to equip all our students with workplace experience. Artworks produced at APS are informed by personal, cultural and social experiences of living in and around the city of Johannesburg. 

Our admissions process is designed to give young artists an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and potential. All interested students, from various walks of life and at different levels of prior experience and learning are welcome to apply. APS targets communities where youth have little access to tertiary Education because of financial or educational constraints.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national and/or ethnic origin. Students without matric certification are welcome to apply although a matric pass is preferred. The admission/application process is divided into four phases:






All prospective students

All prospective students

Selected students from Phase 2

Selected students from Phase 3

Open Day

Application Forms

Motivation Letter

Portfolio of artwork


Application Form

Motivation letter

Portfolio of artwork



Drawing Examination

CV with Supporting Documents e.g. Academic records

ID Photograph and a copy of ID Book


*Students will be notified telephonically or via sms and email the results of each phase. Please ensure that you have given us the correct cell number and email address.



26th October 201  -   12th December  2019


Phase 2: Submit Application Form and Portfolio

Portfolio Selection and Call Back for Interview Appointments

2nd -4th December 2020

14th – 24th January 2020

Phase 3: Interviews

Bring certified copy of ID book or passport, Educational results for the highest grade passed and certificates

15th – 27th January 2020

RESULTS via sms, telephonically or email

20th January – 3rd  February 2020

Phase 4: Registration

21st January – 31st January 2020

Phase 5: Collection of portfolios

NB: APS will not be liable for missing/ damaged portfolios after the collection deadline.

3rd February 2019 Fulltime

8th February 2019 Part-time

Course begins


Admissions Process for Artist Proof Studio

There are four parts to complete in the application process. First is the motivation letter, second the portfolio and third, the drawing examination and lastly, the interview. Students are given a composite score based on all four areas. This is broken down below:

  • 20% of the score: Motivation letter
  • 30% of the score: Artwork portfolio
  • 30% of the score: Drawing examination
  • 20% of the score: Interview

Motivation Letter: A motivation letter should be addressed to the Artist Proof Studio Education Team and should include information about yourself as well as an explanation as to why you think you would like to be a student at Artist Proof Studio. Explain what you can contribute to our community. It should not be longer that one page and will give us an idea of your writing abilities. (It is important that this is written by you and not someone else).

Portfolio:  A portfolio is a collection of your work, which shows creativity, personality and skills. The portfolio should consist of your latest 6-8 original two-dimensional artworks.  These could be your best finished paintings, drawings or prints in good condition (or digital images of your drawings, painting or prints on CD ROM). Your portfolio can be a flip file, a portfolio bag, a visual diary or a folder. There is no set subject matter as we will be looking for level of drawing skill. Please make sure to write your name, surname and contact details on your portfolio. Write your name and surname on each artwork, please do not sign your name. Be selective, don’t submit works that you are not proud of.

Drawing Exam: For the drawing exam, candidates are to bring pencils, sharpeners and an eraser/rubber. We will supply paper. You will be expected to draw a still life for approximately three hours. (Please bring some food and water for yourself).

Interview: An interviewing team composed of Artist Proof Studio representatives, APS artists, and APS teachers conduct the interviews. Candidates are to bring all their documentation including: a certified copy of ID book or passport, educational results for the highest grade passed and certificates.

All candidates are asked the same questions. The questions are designed to get a sense of who you are, your interests, background and financial situation. Additional questions may be asked with regards to the submitted portfolio. At the end of the process, you are invited to ask the interviewers questions.

Fee Structure 2020

Artist Proof Studio runs two annual courses:

  1. Full-Time is three days a week Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm.
  2. Part-Time on Saturday’s from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Full Time Course Fees: R 20 000.00 p/a

Part-Time Course Fees: R 9 000.00 p/a

A Registration Fee of R 1 300.00 is to be paid on acceptance to the course by the end of January 2020.