Last year Chloe was accepted into the very competitive LaGuardia High Schools Visual Arts program! In this video she talks about the process of applying to the Art High Schools in NYC and the Art Portfolio that got her ACCEPTED to LaGuardia!
When we think of what you should put in your Art Portfolio we think of Still Lifes, Observational Drawings, Portraits, Landscapes/Cityscapes and Self Portraits. To include examples of each of those types of work is important, another type of work you can add to your portfolio is Language art or text-based art, which is art that incorporates language in some way such as spoken word, poetry, written statements or alphabetical or numerical symbols.
When you are choosing the 12-20 pieces to use for your Art Portfolio the order that you present your work matters a lot. Think of it like a narrative, a book about who you are. The work you choose and the flow from one piece to the next needs to be given a lot of thought. A good rule is to open with your best work, and then the second best, and end with your 3rd and 4th strongest works
The scholastic art awards offers recognition for students in 7th to12th grade, age 13 or older, in a number of visual arts categories including portfolio which is the only one for seniors only, which is what we’ll focus on in this post The Scholastic Art Awards Portfolio Guidelines, a category only open to students in 12th grade, are to submit a portfolio of 6 different art works. The work can come from one of the single categories or any combination of multiple categories.