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Apply to AP Art
AP Portfolio Checklist:
Consult the College Board website for information about the Studio Art program: at:

Your portfolio will consist of 10 pieces, including one each of the following:
  • A still life (collection of objects);
  • A self-portrait; and
  • A figure drawing (part or all of a person, preferably from real life, not a photo.)
Your portfolio will include at least three different media: photo, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, clay, wood, etc.
  • Include your name, ID number, phone number and the year that you will graduate on all pieces.
  • Your work should be presented in a portfolio or large piece of folded paper.
  • Include a list of art experience (SAMOHI classes, outside classes, workshops, etc.)
  • Include an essay (typed, one page) that explains why you want to be in AP Art.
  • Be sure to address your personal motivation for being in the art program as well as your ability to work independently and consistently.
Portfolio screening deadline is Friday, March 8th.

RISD Online Portfolio Reviews

RISD has teamed up with AICAD to offer online reviews. upload 5 of your works to get feedback that can help you finalize your portfolio. For more info, contact RISD Admissions. / Contact or call 401-454-6300.

Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive Application is Now Online

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive accepts resident and non-resident students, ages 15-18, who will be living in New York City or surrounding areas this summer during the course of the program. Preference is given to rising Juniors and Seniors.

The program will run from July 1 through July 31, 2019. Please note that Cooper Union does NOT provide housing for Summer Art students.

Click here to apply > I Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

Support Your Art Student
SAMO4ART is a nonprofit group looking for a few parents of current Samohi art students to continue its legacy of supporting Visual Arts at SAMO.
  • Help manage SAMO4ART
  • Help support exhibits and Opening Receptions in the Historic Roberts Art Gallery
  • Help manage donations
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Laurie Ann Gutierrez at

Donate to SMAPA Visual Arts

Please consider making a tax deductible donation which will allow us to provide much needed supplies so our students may continue to create amazing works of art! If you want your donation to go to a specific Art Teacher or program, please state this in the check memo line or in the message box via PayPal.

Please makes checks payable to: "SMAPA Visual Arts"
c/o Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90405
Attn: Art Dept, Martin Ledford

SMAPA Visual Arts and SAMO4ART operate through the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID 95-2563339.

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