High School Student
Liberal Arts College, Supplementary Art Portfolio
“I am a senior at a boarding school in Massachusetts. I have been taking painting and drawing classes for four years. I love visual art, and pursue it in other areas of my life; I am a primary illustrator for my school newspaper and I volunteer in a local art outreach program.
My primary goal for this critique is to give me ideas about how to reinvigorate my practice. I sometimes find myself falling into a period of time when I repeat the same techniques for months, and stop trying new things for lack of time or resources. As for my long term future as an artist, I’m not sure where I’ll end up. I’m starting a printmaking class this term and will continue with AP Studio Art in the spring.
I’d like to have some suggestions for new things to try that I might enjoy, so that I can continue to grow as an artist independently, outside of classes! I would not like to have my acceptance chances for art school evaluated; rather, just as a portfolio submitted as a supplement to a liberal arts university. I am not applying for visual arts programs because I want to explore other interests and nurture my love of art through support and community outreach.