Core Curriculum

// Drawing I, II // Painting I, II // Mixed Media // Advanced Drawing & Painting // Advanced Portfolio // Senior Focus // Photography // Digital Arts // Sculpture

Portfolio and Audition

The on-site audition for Visual includes a drawing assignment. Instructions and materials will be provided. Applicants must submit a portfolio.

  • The portfolio should be delivered on the day of audition. Original artworks should be no larger than 18in. X 24in. consisting of six works: Two (2) still life drawings and one (1) portrait. The three (3) remaining pieces should be representative of the student’s best work drawn from direct observation representing a range of media.
  • Do not submit cartoons, anime, comic book figures or framed images as part of the portfolio.
  • A completed visual arts inventory sheet (provided by MSA)

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    Brandy Johnson, a native of Brookhaven, is a long-time art teacher in the community. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art with a minor in Business from Mississippi College. She has been an art teacher for 11 years in the public and private sector for all ages. She has been an interior designer and draftsman as well as taught in Brookhaven School District, Lincoln County School District, Brookhaven Academy, Faith Presbyterian, and privately. She is active with Brookhaven Regional Arts Guild and has participated in art exhibitions regionally.


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