Follow the following rubric and instructions
Besides a timed in-person drawing assignment, the portfolio you prepare will be the primary criteria by which your assessment will be based. Not only will your acceptance be based on its submission, but the strength of your work will allow us to fairly determine your placement in the Visual Arts program. Once you have applied, an assessment date and a Portfolio Registration Form will be sent to you. Portfolios should be picked up on the designated days given to you upon delivery.
The portfolio must contain:
- A still life containing at least three everyday objects, grouped together and drawn from observation.
- A full-figure drawing of a person standing, seated or reclining, and drawn from observation.
- A self-portrait of yourself, preferably done in pencil and using a mirror from observation.
- A landscape drawing or painting created from observation: Use your yard, school, neighborhood or a park as a resource. Fantasy elements are permitted but you must demonstrate the ability to draw from observation.
- Four additional works that are also from observation, representative of your arts interests, abilities, commitment and experience. Suggested mediums may include any of the following:
- watercolor, acrylics or oil paintings; pencil, pen, chalk, charcoal or pastel; printmaking— linoleum, etching, litho, mono-prints or silkscreen; collage or mixed medium; photography, sculpture and pottery, digital media, NOTE: If submitting a 3-D piece, DO NOT include the actual 3-D works of art; to submit sculpture or pottery take 2-3 photographs of the piece. Include one picture with a ruler for scale. Mount the photographs and include this as part of your portfolio.
- The works and ideas represented should be your own, completed by your hand only, and not taken from published sources.
- The subject of the in-class timed drawing will be selected by instructor. Students must bring a drawing supplies.
- ALL portfolios are to have the student’s full name written on the outside in permanent marker. All art pieces should have student’s full name written on the back of each piece.
ALL visual arts portfolios must be picked up from Cab Calloway between the dates of January 28th to February 4th.
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