The Governor's School for the Arts is a center for innovation that develops excellence, nurtures creativity, inspires artistic vision and builds communities with a passion for the arts.
|How to Audition: Visual Arts|
How to Audition for the Visual Arts Department
Audition Deadline: Applications must be into the GSA office no later than December 19, 2014
Then, when you have your audition date and time, download the following:online application, and two (2) teacher references, students are required to complete the Visual Arts Questionaire as well as the Mandatory Visual Arts Assignment.
Review and complete the homework listed in the application, bring it to your interview.
Portfolio Requirements for Audition
Visual Arts applicants should bring 15-20, original works of art showing a variety of techniques, media, and concepts, in 2-dimensional and/or 3-dimensional forms.
Digital drawings, movies, & photographs can be brought on a thumb drive or disk. A laptop computer will be provided.
Class assignments as well as works completed independently
Works kept by art teachers should be collected from the teacher and brought to the audition. In progress artwork is acceptable.
Bring your sketchbooks and journals even if they are not completed. We like to see work in progress, as well as mistakes. You need to make mistakes to be learning and stretching.
Drawings from photographs, anime cartoons, or comic books are discouraged.
Bring examples of your drawings from imagination and direct observation from life (see below)*.
Drawing 'direct observation from life' is defined by GSA as a drawing done by directly looking at real and physical objects, people, and surrounding with no reference from photography. This can be done is any drawing medium.
Please see the following video on drawing from life: http://youtu.be/YY9ArMhGR9Y
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org