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Art Fair

5-8 Grade Apostles Art Fair Guidelines


  • The Apostles Art Fair will be held at school on February 3, 2017 in conjunction with the International Food Festival from 6-8 PM.

  • Projects are due Monday, January 30, 2017, at 8:15 AM.

  • Your idea submission is due by Friday, October 28, 2016.  Idea submissions must be approved by your classroom teacher.   No changes will be allowed after Friday, January 6th.

  • All deadlines not met will result in an incomplete!

Apostles’ Art Fair Objectives

It is our hope that the art fair will:

  • Provide an avenue for students to use their God-given artistic gifts.

  • Encourage art education and promote artistic creativity and expression.

  • Provide an opportunity to recognize and exhibit outstanding student artwork.

  • Cultivate a sense of accomplishment in students from seeing their own work on exhibit and, at the same time, have the opportunity to view the work of other young artists.

There are six art categories:

  1. Drawing includes materials such as pen & ink, charcoal, india ink, pencil, pastels (chalk/oil), colored pencil, etc.

  2. Painting includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, tempera, etc.

  3. Sculpture includes carving, sculpture, molds, glued construction, relief, repose, soft sculpture, wire sculpture, mobiles, etc.

  4. Mixed Media includes artwork done where two or more media are employed to produce a work of art.

  5. Technology includes photography, graphic design, videography, etc.

  6. Miscellaneous includes pottery, ceramics, leather work, mosaic, fabric design (stitchery, quilting, etc.), quilling, block printing, jewelry, etc.


  • All two dimensional art projects must be framed or matted.

  • All three dimensional art projects must be able to stand on their own or with the help of a support and/or base. All three dimensional projects must be stable and secure to prevent accidental damage to the artwork.

  • All technology projects requiring computer usage must have laptops or an electronic device to view the project from the project due date until the Fair.

  • Absolutely NO art kits may be used for these art projects. All artwork must be original.

  • Each student in grades 5-8 is required to enter one (and only one) project.

  • Each student must determine the category for his or her piece of art. Please check with your teacher if you are unsure in which category your project belongs.

  • Students in grades TK-4 will be doing projects that will NOT be judged, but will be displayed.

  • Each student must submit a completed ENTRY AND JUDGE’S FORM to their teacher by January 30, 2017 with their project. This is essential.

  • Judging will be done on the basis of originality, composition, workmanship, neatness, and visual impact. Please refer to the GOOGLE ENTRY FORM FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION. (This form was also printed for you and included in your packet at Welcome Back Night.)

  • Ribbons will be awarded based upon the number of points awarded by the judges.

  • The art entries should be individual projects completely done by the student.  This includes both the writing about the project (on the Entry Form) and the creation of the project. Parents should avoid helping, other than supplying a work space, materials, and encouragement. The student should do all of the physical work.  Please consult with someone on the art committee if you have any questions.  

Art Fair Committee Members:

Apostles Art Fair Terms/Definitions

  • Originality, Creativity: shows use of student’s own ideas; the degree to which the work is fresh and something we’ve never seen before

  • Composition: good planning and organization; the theme was well thought out; appropriate use of design elements: line, shape and form, space, color, value, and texture

  • Workmanship Quality: degree of skill with the media; how well did the artist have control; item fits in category entered

  • Neatness, Clean: NO marks, smudges, or folds on the project; properly finished

  • Visual Impact: the appearance is visually attractive; often based on the first glimpse of the finished piece; without regard to the other criterion, does it stand on its own as a good and complete work of art.

  • Elements of Art: There are seven elements of art. They are the building blocks of art. Artists use these elements to compose their art. Not all of the elements need to be used in every project, however, at least 3 should be used in your project.


Elements of Art


An element of art defined by a point moving in space. Line may be two-or three-dimensional, descriptive, implied, or abstract.


An element of art that is two-dimensional, flat, or limited to height and width.


An element of art that is three-dimensional and encloses volume; includes height, width AND depth (as in a cube, a sphere, a pyramid, or a cylinder). Form may also be free flowing.


The lightness or darkness of tones or colors. White is the lightest value; black is the darkest. The value halfway between these extremes is called middle gray.


An element of art by which positive and negative areas are defined or a sense of depth achieved in a work of art.


An element of art made up of three properties: hue, value, and intensity.

  • Hue: name of color

  • Value: hue’s lightness and darkness (a color’s value changes when white or black is added)

  • Intensity: quality of brightness and purity (high intensity= color is strong and bright; low intensity= color is faint and dull)


An element of art that refers to the way things feel, or look as if they might feel if touched.


Impact on Student’s Grade- This project is worth 5 of the student’s art grade for  the third quarter. Any deadline not met will result in an incomplete.