As a high school junior, I am being pressured to look at colleges that will fit my interests. I have a passion for the arts, but my school's art department is next to nonexistent.
I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to what I can do in terms of portfolio development, with limited to no instruction/ guidance from an art teacher.
Also, I plan on applying for SAIC's Summer Precollege program. What should I include in my portfolio if I wish to receive a nice sized scholarship? My strengths are fashion illustration and mixed media painting, not really the traditional observation work I know most schools put an emphasis on.