NWAS High School Visual Arts
Note: must be scheduled in advance with Auditions Coordinator
10/18 1:00 - 4:00 pm
11/8 3:00 - 6:00 pm
12/6 3:00 - 6:00 pm
1/16 3:00 - 6 pm
3/13 1:00 - 4:00pm
Digital Portfolio Extra Help
Note, the more evidence of your artistic process for each piece the better! It helps evaluators more accurately evaluate your full range of skills as well. Ex: Show how you are planning composition, thinking about and applying knowledge of the Elements and Principles, experimenting with media and techniques, reflection and notes relating to final work.
What goes into your portfolio . . .
1. Perspective OR Landscape Piece
Show us how you see the world and show off your understanding of space, color, and texture.
2. Self Portrait
The self-portrait shows your ability to creatively express ideas through portraiture.
A sculpture would be a work that has been carved, molded, constructed or shaped into a 3 dimensional art
piece. You can use any material that you choose (paper, clay, wood, plastic, metal, recycled items, etc...)
4. Additional Best Piece
Choose your best project you have made in the last year. This can be 2D or 3D (sculpture) but needs to be something other than what you are already submitting for another section.
Decide which piece in your portfolio you think is your very best and tell us why. Use the questions in listed to the side to help you talk about things we are looking for when evaluating your portfolio. Hint: the more detailed and specific you can get your descriptions the better!
Additional Guided Help for Creating Work for Portfolio
A painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects created from direct observation.
This needs to be an observational drawing and your goal is to be as realistic as you can but don't stress to much about it. We know you're still learning some of these skills. Just do your best.
This includes anything that is 3 dimensional, and is basically not flat. It can be made from found objects, clay, metal, wire, etc.
A Style of Art in which the relative size, shape, and position of objects are determined by drawn or imagined lines converging at a point on the horizon.
This can be anything else you have made. I'd recommend turning in something we've made in class so far this year for this entry but it is totally up to you. This is an opportunity to show off other materials you've used or your best work if you didn't already use it as other parts of your portfolio.
Pick your best pieces you are submitting from your portfolio and write a formal critique about it. Use the basic format for a critical art review: