Anyone who finishes art projects early will get an opportunity to work on a bonus assignment using a cray pen! They are so much fun, check out the video below for more information.
How do I enter work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?
Sign Up!The 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for submissions! You can create an account and upload your work.
Create!The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account! Visit our online galleries to see examples of works from past National Medalists. Be sure to visit our copyright and plagiarism FAQ to learn more about submitting original works.
Stamp It and Send It!After uploading your work, print your submission forms, have a parent/guardian and an educator sign them, and then mail them to the Affiliate Partner in your local region or upload your signed submission form to your account. Mailing instructions can be found on the submission form or on your local Affiliate’s Website.
What else do I need to know?EligibilityPublic, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools in the rest of the world enrolled in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards.
Category DescriptionsFor a full list of category descriptions, click HERE.
Blind JudgingThe Scholastic Awards are adjudicated without knowledge of the artists/writers identity. Please make sure that your submission does not contain any personal information.
Freedom of ExpressionYoung artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. There are no pre-defined prompts and no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.
Judging CriteriaOriginalityWork that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
Technical SkillWork that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and shows skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
Emergence of a Personal Vision or VoiceWork with an authentic and unique point of view and style.
It's after Thanksgiving! That means it's almost time for #CarveDecember! 🎉
WHAT: Every day in December we carve a stamp and post it online.
WHO: Everyone is welcome to join. New stamp carvers will develop their skills quickly and experienced stamp carvers will sharpen those skills. Everyone will connect with new friends!
NEW: You've asked and so I've answered. Here is a list of 31 prompts which you are welcome to use to help shape your daily carving. If you're not a prompt person, don't feel obligated to use the list.
HOW: Post a photo of the stamp you've carved to your instagram account. Use the hashtag #CarveDecember so that everyone in the group can find what you've done. In my experience, the #CarveDecember crew is warm and generous.
Let me know if you have any questions! And feel free to repost this image!
Enjoy this Special Offer for Your Art StudentsUse code TEACH19 to waive $50 app feeSince 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has been the preeminent art and design educator in the Midwest. Today, it is a strong national leader in fine arts, design, entrepreneurship, and sustainability education.
Your students are invited to apply to MCAD's bachelor of art and bachelor of science degree programs using the code “TEACH19” to waive the $50 application fee.
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For more info go to https://nationalportfolioday.org
Atlanta, GA. November 17
November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue Cobb Galleria Centre – Atlanta
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339 United States + Google Map
What is the National Portfolio Day Association? The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978 solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives that hold regional accreditation and accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), or Substantial Equivalency status. NPDA is the only organization of its kind and the membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the world.
What are National Portfolio Days? National Portfolio Days are annual events held in multiple locations across the United States, Canada and Europe. They are designed to provide a unique opportunity for you to meet individually with professional representatives of accredited colleges and universities and receive valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio before you submit it as part of your application. Not all members attend all events. Visit nationalportfolioday.org for attendees. No admission decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Days. Some college and university representatives may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application. Others have restrictions that prohibit them from making a definitive portfolio decision at the time of your review. All representatives will be happy to discuss their specific programs of study and provide answers to questions about the availability of scholarships and financial aid. You will not find National Portfolio Days to be an examination or competition, the events are about an exchange of information. The representatives want to learn about you, your work, and your post-secondary plans, all while informing you about their college or university and application requirements. These events may be the first time you have been in an environment with so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to art and design. Use this as an opportunity to be inspired, to gain advice as to how to improve or present your portfolio, and to experience a small taste of what it is like to attend a professional art and design program.
What should I bring to a National Portfolio Day? A portfolio of visual artwork that includes your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks, and tear sheets. Don’t hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them. Often, sharing the process of arriving at the completed work is as valuable as simply presenting finished products. You will hear many different opinions about your work that will be reflective of the admission requirements of each school. Therefore, we urge you to discuss your work with as many colleges/universities as possible and to bring no more than 15 works. Your portfolio can be presented as original work or on screen, but make note wifi may not be available at all locations. Students who are not prepared to show a portfolio may attend to gather information from college/university representatives.
FALL 2018 Open Studio EventThursday, October 25th, 2018 5 - 8 p.m.
The Open Studio Event gives the community and prospective students the opportunity to walk a self-guided tour of the Visual Arts Building while classes are in session.
Judges from Artprof.org will review the works between October 15 and October 21. They will be looking for strong cohesion in both technical execution and presence of a core concept, and how they work together to form a visually commanding piece. They will also consider the originality of the idea, innovative engagement of the materials used, and bold artistic vision.
Five randomly chosen entrants will each win a prize package worth more than $400, which includes the following items:
• Speedball Calligraphy Fountain Pen Set (20997-1009, a $17.99 value)
• Speedball Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges, Set of 10, Black (20997-1029, a $4.99 value)
• Speedball Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges, Set of 10, Assorted Colors (20997-1039, a $4.99 value)
• Speedball Drawing Ink, Set of 6, Assorted Colors (21124-0069, a $27.99 value)
• Speedball Super Black Waterproof India Ink, 16 oz bottle (21104-2006, a $13.50 value)
• Speedball Deluxe Collector's Wood Box Calligraphy Set (20879-1019, a $65.27 value)
• Speedball Textbook 24th Edition (71101-1024, a $14.99 value)
• Speedball Arnhem Drawing Pad, 5" x 7" (13862-1000, a $15.99 value)
• Speedball Arnhem Drawing Pad, 8-1/2" x 11" (13862-1001, a $25.99 value)
• Speedball Arnhem Drawing Pad, 11" x 14" (13862-1005, a $33.99 value)
• Bienfang Calligraphic Parchment Paper, 50-Sheet Pack, Assorted (12937-8539, a $13.05 value)
• Bienfang Calligraphy Practice Paper, 50-Sheet Pad (12939-1103, an $11.41 value)
• Canson Artist Series Mix Media Pads, 20 Sheets, 11" x 14" (13653-1011, a $14.00 value)
• Canson Plein Air Canva Artboards, 10-Sheet Package (09812-1023, a $34.80 value)
• Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic Inks, Introduction Set (02206-1009, a $43.99 value)
• Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Inks, Set of 6 (02207-1009, a $43.99 value)
• Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water-Resistant Artists Inks, Neon Colors Set of 6 (21107-1019, a $43.99 value)
• Robert Simmons White Sable Brushes, Pack J (05080-3049, a $34.60 value)
Five winners will be notified via email and posted in our "Winners" tab on or after October 22, 2018.
Lots of cool things happening in the art world in October! If you are on twitter or Instagram, there are some great art challenges out there. One of the most famous is INktober where you create an artwork each day out of ink in the month of October. To help, there are prompts (see below). There is also a 31 products challenge sponsored by a favorite artist of mine, Birgit Koopsen. Feel free to participate in either and be sure to #KellArt if you do!!
#31Productschallenge (31 products challenge)
Other October art challenges:
1. Draw-tober hosted by Deviant art. drawing prompt posted each day and you upload to a compiled gallery
2. Drawlloween spooky prompt drawing challenge (post your results)
3. Monstober- 31 days of drawing monsters! #monstober2018
4. Themed Inktober-- Use your own theme and/or prompts and draw for 31 days in October (ex: 31 days of Dragons!)
5. 24 hour Comics day: October 6th http://www.24hourcomicsday.com
Also, if you are interested in getting awards for your art in up to $10,000, then check out the Young Arts awards!!! Application due date is October 12th!!
HOW TO APPLY
Attention all sophomores and juniors!! if you are interested in attending GHP this summer, please come to the interest meeting this Thursday, September 13th @ 7:45 in art room 1402.
The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is a summer educational program in the state of Georgia, in the United States. It is a four-week summer instructional program for intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students of Georgia.
Below are the course descriptions for Governor's Honor's Program.
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test