High School Art Scholarships

Even though it is only August, eighth grade students are already considering which high school they will attend next fall. Many of the area high schools offer art scholarships. Art Workshop students who are considering applying for scholarships are encouraged to make an appointment with Mrs. Cipolla for composing their portfolios. Here are some things to consider:

1. Include a variety of mediums in your choices. You want to demonstrate skill in different areas. If you have a three-dimensional piece, take a good photograph of the work to include in your piece.

2. Show progression in your work. If you have been taking art classes for a number of years, you can include artwork you created in sixth and seventh grade.

Bishop McDevitt art scholarship winner
Erin C., Bishop McDevitt art scholarship winner, 2015

3. Make sure to choose work that YOU like! Your portfolio is personal and reflects the artist. You should be comfortable with your choices.

4. All works on paper should be mounted or matted and in good condition. (Note to younger students who are reading this post: For this reason, you should store your AW work and other art pieces in a safe place.)

5. With Mrs. Cipolla you will discuss: order of progression, accompanying Table of Contents, and “resume.” This meeting will take about 20 minutes.

It is not too early to think about this opportunity now!

Contact Mrs. C. at emcipolla@elenacipolla.com

Saint Basil art scholarship winner
Sophia M., Saint Basil art scholarship winner, 2015
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