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Visual Art

What do visual art applicants need to prepare for the audition?


We are looking for 10 of your most recent, favourite, and best pieces. 6 of these 10 pieces are teacher prompted and 4 are of your own choosing.

Some Ideas:

  • work should have variety

  • work with emphasis on line

  • work with emphasis on value

  • work with emphasis on colour

  • use a variety of media (pencil, pen, coloured pencil, oil pastel, paint, clay, etc.)

  • You can make art out of almost anything!

  • Reminder that large works of art can be included but should photographed for submission


  • We want to get to know YOU.

  • Show us through any evidence what you have been involved with in your life.

  • These interests can be from anywhere, not just the arts!

  • Consider: awards, certificates, report cards, pictures, activities outside of school like athletics, family events and community groups, etc.

Visual Art: About

Your Audition Day

Sample Schedule

* A reminder that all students participating in audition day MUST have submitted a completed application package by the application deadline *


8:30 - 9:00 AM

Enter the school through theatre entrance 2 and check in with the arts faculty in front of the cafeteria. Applicants will be escorted to the appropriate master class at this time. Please arrive on time.

The Master Class

9:00 - 11:00 AM

​The first part of your day begins with a 2 hour visual art master class led by members of the visual art faculty. All applicants participate in this group portion of the audition.

Master Class Tips and Tricks:

  • This is an amazing opportunity for you to learn from new people. Embrace the challenge and say YES to new concepts.

  • We are paying attention to not only your skill set but also your attitude, character, and work ethic.

  • If you mess up, its ok! We don't expect anyone to be an expert. Participants are expected to attempt each task to the best of their ability.


11:00 - 11:40 AM

Applicant is to provide their own lunch during this time.


11:40 AM - 4:00 PM

Each applicant will be scheduled for a 10 minute interview where they will have the opportunity to discuss their virtual submissions of artwork and personal digital scrapbook.

  • You may be nervous but we will be helpful, kind, and guide you along the way.

  • Be proud of your accomplishments; our potential students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

  • Be confident in who you are. Remember that life would be boring if we were all the same!

Visual Art: Schedule


1009 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 7H2
705 743 5230 ext. 176

Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School Est.1990

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