Dear 5th Grade Parents and Students,
Upon entering middle school, your children will be presented with a wide range of exciting extra-curricular clubs, teams, and classes to consider. One of the unique after-school opportunities offered at Eisenhower Middle School is the Talented Art Program (TAP).
TAP is an extracurricular art course offered to those students who have demonstrated a high level of artistic ability, creativity, and personal motivation. The program is designed to challenge these advanced students with more complex techniques and projects while providing them with an opportunity to experience smaller group art instruction where they can receive more individualized attention and interact with other artistic-minded students.
An ideal TAP candidate would be a student with a strong drawing ability, heightened sense of creativity and a love of creating art. As TAP is a competitive program with limited space available, a participating student would also be able to commit to the weekly meetings and demonstrate a desire to learn new and advanced art techniques.
Those students interested in being considered for TAP must submit a portfolio of 5 original artworks to their elementary art teachers by April 15th. The art teachers can provide you with a detailed handout of the portfolio guidelines. In early May, a group of art educators will be reviewing all submitted portfolios and scoring them using a common rubric focusing on both technical skill and creativity. Students selected for the program will be informed by letter prior to the end of the school year.
The 6th grade TAP program is a semester-long class that meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 pm. The Fall semester runs from October-February and the Spring session from February-May. Selected students participate in one semester of TAP per school year.
We look forward to seeing your artwork. Good luck!
Monique Sarfity, Eisenhower Middle School
Darcy Boyle, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Shannon Goffan, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Julia Goggi, Sicomac Elementary School
Amanda Reid, George Washington Elementary School