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A+ Academics Contact Info

A+ Academics Director:
Lisa Parker

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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-232-1499

A+ Art

Grades 4-8; The art list is in the first year of a two-year cycle starting 2019-20.


Sample Test & Key

A+ Art Sample

A+ Academic Competition Resources

A+ Art Team Scoring

Materials are created for two divisions: grades 4, 5,6 and 7/8.

Download the A+ Art Official List for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

General Contest Information

This contest involves the study of paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and paintings or pictures from selected Texas museums. The Art Smart Bulletin, published every other year, is the source for study of history and art elements relative to the 40 art selections and is the final authority in the spelling of artists' names and titles of art works. As part of their study, students will demonstrate an understanding of art history and interpret ideas and moods in original artworks while making informed judgments about the artwork.

Part A of the contest requires the contestant to identify the names of 15 selected artists and titles of pictures selected randomly by the director from the official list of 40 pictures. Part B consists of 30 questions about art history and art elements characteristic of the 40 art selections.

The Art Contest is in the first year of a two-year cycle. Prints and the Art Smart Bulletin are different than they were for 2018-2019. Both divisions (grades 4-6, grades 7-8) use the same prints and bulletin, but different tests are provided for each division.

Scoring

  • A perfect score is 120. In Part A, award two points if the artist's name is correct; award one point if the artist’s name is correct but misspelled. Award two points if the title of the art is correct; award one point if the title of the art is correct but misspelled.
  • In part B, award two points for each correct answer. Do not deduct points; simply award no points for incorrect or unanswered items.

Sources for Prints and Other Materials

Tune In
P.O. Box 141727
Austin, TX 78714-1727
1-800-488-6346
www.tuneinnet.com
Supplies small prints, large prints, an audio CD tour of the selected prints and a DVD video with pictures and tour.