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VISUAL ARTS

Audition Procedure

All students must complete an audition in-person.

 

All auditions are closed to parents/guardians, family members, or peers. If you leave for non-

emergencies during your audition, you may be disqualified.

 

If you have any questions, conflicts and/or health concerns, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@ellingtonarts.org for further assistance.

Charcoal drawing of sleeping individual

VISUAL ARTS
AUDITION GUIDELINES

What We Are Looking For

Ellington is looking for students with potential who demonstrate their passion for the visual arts. Successful students show strong observational skills and hand-eye coordination.

How to Prepare

Students must bring their portfolio in-person and submit their portfolio digitally the following form below: 

Portfolios will be submitted electronically through the Microsoft form: https://forms.office.com/r/jAFFSbS0Y5

 

Images of your portfolio pieces must meet the following criteria:

• A portfolio of at least five (5) or more works of art - on white drawing paper, 8-1/2 x 11-

inch paper or larger – with at least one each in the following categories:

1. A self-portrait, realistic to the best of the student’s ability,

2. A drawing of a bicycle,

3. A drawing of an open closet in their home (use color: pencils, markers or watercolors),

4. A drawing of a landmark in the city,

5. Free choice of anything of your own creation.

Please be sure you keep these pieces of art and have them ready for your audition interview.

The five (5) portfolio items above are mandatory. If you have additional portfolio items and/or a sketch

book, you are welcome to bring these in as well.

The Audition Process Itself

All students auditioning in Visual Arts will be required to produce a drawing from a still-life during the

audition, write a short essay while in your audition session about the form and content of a work of art

presented in their portfolio, and discuss their portfolio during their interview with a Visual Arts faculty

member.

The Visual Arts Department will supply the materials needed for your audition. The audition process will

take up to one (1) hour and forty-five minutes to complete.

Have a Successful Audition

• Take time and care with your required sketches.

• Be prepared to discuss your work.

• Present yourself well – arrive on time, speak clearly and confidently.

Please note 504 and IEP accommodation is available. Please contact admissions@ellingtonarts.org with any questions or concerns.

MONDAY 2/5

IN-PERSON

12 PM - 6:30 PM
STILL LIFE + WRITING + INTERVIEWS
K - J

TUESDAY 2/6

IN-PERSON

12 PM - 6:30 PM
STILL LIFE + WRITING + INTERVIEWS
A - J

WENESDAY 2/7

IN-PERSON

12 PM - 6:30 PM
STILL LIFE + WRITING + INTERVIEWS
Q - Z

THURSDAY 2/8

IN-PERSON

12 PM - 6:30 PM
STILL LIFE + WRITING + INTERVIEWS
J - P

FRIDAY 2/9

IN-PERSON

12 PM - 6:30 PM
STILL LIFE + WRITING + INTERVIEWS
A - I

What We are Looking For

Ellington is looking for students with potential who demonstrate their passion for the visual arts. Successful students show strong observational skills and hand-eye coordination.

What to Upload & How to Prepare

Students must bring their portfolio in-person and submit their portfolio digitally the following form below: 

Portfolios will be submitted electronically through the Microsoft form: https://forms.office.com/r/jAFFSbS0Y5

 

Images of your portfolio pieces must meet the following criteria:

• A portfolio of at least five (5) or more works of art - on white drawing paper, 8-1/2 x 11-

inch paper or larger – with at least one each in the following categories:

1. A self-portrait, realistic to the best of the student’s ability,

2. A drawing of a bicycle,

3. A drawing of an open closet in their home (use color: pencils, markers or watercolors),

4. A drawing of a landmark in the city,

5. Free choice of anything of your own creation.

Please be sure you keep these pieces of art and have them ready for your audition interview.

The five (5) portfolio items above are mandatory. If you have additional portfolio items and/or a sketch

book, you are welcome to bring these in as well.

The Audition Process Itself

All students auditioning in Visual Arts will be required to produce a drawing from a still-life during the audition, write a short essay while in your audition session about the form and content of a work of art

presented in their portfolio, and discuss their portfolio during their interview with a Visual Arts faculty member.

The Visual Arts Department will supply the materials needed for your audition. The audition process will take up to one (1) hour and forty-five minutes to complete.

Four pieces of art hung up in art gallery

Having a Successful Audition

Take time and care with your required sketches. 

 

Be prepared to discuss your work. 

 

Present yourself well – arrive on time, and speak clearly and confidently. 

 

Please note 504 and IEP accommodations are available, please contact us at admissions@ellingtonarts.org with any questions or concerns. 

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