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Personalized Art College and Career Counselling


Hi! I’m Sara Brogdon and I graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2018 with a Master of Fine Art in drawing and painting. I also have a Master of Art in teaching from Central Washington University since March of 2022. I have taught photography at North Creek High School (Spring 2022) and continue to work in the Northshore School District presently. 

I live in Woodinville, WA. and offer college advising and art portfolio services at Stilig art studio in Snohomish, WA.

I have found that the application process for art schools and global art galleries relies heavily on the art portfolio. I am here to guide you in your portfolio completion, offering mentorship on your preferred medium and future goals while helping you steer the often complicated college application process.


I look forward to working together and helping you reach- and surpass- your goals! 



My process

When we work together, you will have me as a mentor throughout the admissions process. I am 100+% committed to helping you navigate this stressful but thrilling adventure to discover the best creative environment where you will thrive academically, socially, personally, and artistically. I will start by listening to you and learning about who you are, what excites and inspires you, what your ideal college experience looks like, and what you want to get out of our partnership. We can then begin our work on each stage of the application process while preparing your visual art portfolio. This includes selecting schools, polishing strong essays, asking for strong recommendation letters, preparing for interviews, applying for financial aid and scholarships, deciding between prospective schools, drafting letters of continued interest (in cases of deferral or being waitlisted), and preparing to matriculate.

Throughout the process, as the prospective college student, you will always be the priority, and we will work together to understand and honor your perspective, goals, needs, and dreams. The best college for you is within reach, and I hope to have the privilege of helping you get there. ***LOW-INCOME, FIRST-GENERATION, LGBTQ+, AND MINORITY STUDENTS HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. If finances are complicated for you and your family, please don't hesitate to schedule a free consultation with me, and we can discuss options for a reduced payment.



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Visual Art Portfolio

An artist's portfolio can be the best tool for admission into the art college or career of your choice.

Sara will work closely with you throughout your high school junior and/or senior year to encourage and accomplish your unique creative, artistic goal through the medium, style, and subject of your choice.

College Advising Services

College Applications & Essays

Building a School List

College Interviews

Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT)

Admissions Timeline

School-Specific Supplemental Essays

Highly Selective College Admissions

High School Course Selection

Art Portfolios

Waitlist & Deferral Assistance


Majors & Careers

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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