Online Art Courses created by
Cleanup Artist, Animator, Illustrator & Master Draftsman
Sheldon Borenstein

Learn the same lessons in fundamentals that have been taught to thousands of artists from Warner Bros. and Disney to countless college students many of whom now work at their favorite studios achieving their dreams.
Portfolio Art School is about more than just art. It is a learning journey teaching you the processes and foundations from the Florentine era to the fundamentals of animation.

Portfolio Art School is a classroom within your home, accessible during your work day, or while on travel time. It gives students the ability to learn anywhere. We are as close to a physical class setting as can be achieved on the Internet with students from around the world.

Our classes are built and over looked by industry professionals to make sure we cover the fundamentals needed to survive in the ever-evolving studio world.

Beginning Foundations is the first class for any beginning artist wanting to study in the art of Visual Communication. This specially designed 10-week course simplifies all of the traditional fundamentals that are needed to understand the basic principles of Visual Communication Art. The general topics include: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Layout, and Perspective.

Portfolio Art School’s end goal is not to be another art school with random subjects. It is our goal to bring and teach the fundamental principles that can take you anywhere in the industry. With these principles you will then be able to perfect your foundation skills in a related field of your choice so that you can have the best advantage in creating a portfolio to secure a job and hopefully a career that you will love.

Want to be an Artist ?


Training professionals and beginners for the past 30+ years. Sheldon Borenstein has designed a program grounded with traditional art principles from the Florentine Era that has helped professionals grow their careers and young aspiring artist become professionals in the vast Entertainment Industry


Students around the world who are unable to attend Sheldon's physical schools or colleges he teaches at can now learn the same techniques right from home.

Portfolio Art School will guide you!


Portfolio Art School is designed to guide you from “how to hold a pencil” to “how to draw like the masters” to "how to show a story like the masters". Following our lectures is simple. Sheldon breaks everything down to a simplified level. Portfolio Art School is built with one thing in mind giving aspiring artist the means to succeed.


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