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Art Audition Requirements, Grades 3 - 7

For students in grades 3-7 at time of audition:

  1. Portfolio
    1. Submit 5 to 7 pieces of your best artwork.
      1. Artwork should be from a variety of materials/mediums (no duplicated genres)
      2. Artwork should show a variety of subjects
      3. Artwork should be recent (for example: from the last six months)
    2. One of your pieces must include a self-portrait or a drawing of an individual facial feature.
    3. If you choose to submit a piece of Anime artwork, only one is permitted.
  2. On-Demand Drawing - Still Life The on-demand audition will last 45 minutes in a group setting, administered at the student’s FCPS current school. **  At that time, the student will complete an on-demand graphite pencil drawing of a still life.  Paper, #2 wooden pencils, and a large eraser will be provided in a kit for students to use.
  3. Digital Submissions: All prepared and on-demand portions of the auditions will be  submitted using a digital platform. Your school arts teacher or gifted and talented resource teacher will help with submission.
  4. SCAPA Bluegrass: Students wishing to be considered for a placement at SCAPA Bluegrass must complete the district’s Special Programs Application on SchoolMint. There are no additional audition requirements beyond what is listed above.
    1. Recommendations: Applicants may also include, as additional evidence for GT identification, one or more positive recommendations from an arts teacher/professional who knows you as an artist. Reference contacts will be submitted and sent through SchoolMint.
    2. For other specific questions about SCAPA Bluegrass, please consult the SCAPA Bluegrass Audition Website or contact Carla Pleasant, SCAPA Bluegrass facilitator.

**Non-FCPS students will attend a session on a weekday to complete the on-demand activities.