Art 1 & 2
Visual Arts Middle School Talent Testing Virtual Components
Supplies needed for this application:
- #2 graphite pencil
- 2 pieces of 9x12" drawing paper
- 1 piece of lined loose-leaf paper (or written responses may be typed)
- Set of 12 Crayola colored pencils
Please do not submit a portfolio or any additional artworks besides the 3 required assignments listed below. It will not be reviewed. Submit photographs only, no videos. Required file type: JPEG or PDF, please no HEIC or TIFF files. Make sure images are the correct orientation and be careful of the contrast when scanning drawings.
Create a drawing with ONLY a #2 graphite pencil on 9x12” drawing paper of a multiple object still life composition. Spend approximately 30 minutes on your drawing. We will be assessing the line quality and proportions of your work. Take up the entire page and you may use shading to enhance your drawing. Do not crop any of the objects in the still life. Only create a still life drawing from the photos provided, do NOT trace the photo or use color.
Choose 1 view of the still life from the photographs linked on the Mark Twain website.
Work on 9x12” drawing paper using a #2 graphite pencil and a set of 12 Crayola colored pencils. Choose 1 drawing prompt from the 4 different choices listed below. At least 2 people should be included in your drawing that are not stick figures and your work must include color. Both figures should be full length (head to toe), and at least 1 should be standing. Include the faces of both figures. Spend approximately 30 minutes on your drawing. Only select one of the drawing prompts.
Drawing prompt choices:
- A day in the park
- A day at the beach
- A trip to the market
- A family outing (NOT a birthday party)
Students will compare and contrast 2 different artworks, writing at least 2 paragraphs. Each paragraph should be at least 4-5 sentences. Spend approximately 30 minutes answering the following questions: How are these pictures similar? How are they different? Use complete sentences and good grammar. Answers should not be in the form of a Venn diagram. You do not need to research or know the name of the artwork or artist, just share your observations. Only write about the 2 provided artworks, not any other artworks.
Check out some of our talented Art Magnet students in the video below: