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Established in 1974, the Visual Art Center (VAC) is a nationally recognized portfolio preparation program at Albert Einstein High School.  The VAC offers students a broad perspective of the visual arts and deepens their understanding of the opportunities for art-related careers through exposure to art history, contemporary artists and artwork.  This rigorous and comprehensive program enables students to realize and achieve their full potential in visual art.  Daily instruction consists of lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, studio activities, assigned research, and group critiques.  Most graduating students advance to study fine arts or commercial art at a higher level.


The first step in applying to the VAC is to complete the Countywide Special Programs application which opens on October 6th. To review the entire process and timeline please visit the MCPS VAC site

Art Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors: Youth Art For Healing is seeking applications for the Matt Papirmeister Award. High school seniors interested in applying for this Award must submit their applications on or before March 1, 2024. The application consists of an essay, 18 x 24 painting, and an art teacher evaluation. Two winners will be selected by the YAFH board to receive a $2,500 award payable directly to the post-secondary school where the student will be enrolled after high school graduation.

Download the application and guidelines 


To view other community calls for art for students of all ages click here