How to Apply



2023 Application Cycle Dates



The County Wide Application has closed for the 23-24 school year. If you did not apply to the county wide special program before the deadline we invite you to return to this page in the fall of 2023 to view the process to apply to the VAC for the 24-25 school year. 


If you DID apply to the county wide special programs and are ready to apply to the VAC please see below. 

Informational Google Meet Session November 16 2022

Visual Art Center Application VIRTUAL Information Session

Wednesday, November 16 · 6:30 – 7:30pm

Google Meet joining info

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 650-817-8736 PIN: ‪423 863 447#






Portfolio Submission Deadline January 4, 2023

The portfolio consists of one portrait, 2-3 still lifes, 5-7 works in any media and an artist statement. Details on how to submit these items will be forth coming in December. Please know that any media and size is ok for the works in the portfolio. 

THE Live drawing session

Live Virtual Drawing Session Date January 14, 2023
Make up Live Virtual Drawing Sesson Date: January  17, 2023

You must submit the portfolio in order to be invited to the live drawing session. Once you have submitted the portfolio you will recieve an email inviting you to sign up for one of the live drawing sessions on Saturday, January 14th. The make up session on the 17th will be available for students with serious conflicts such as religious obligations. The live drawing session will take place over Google Meet. Students will be asked to create a drawing in real time and will be guided through the session. 


Acceptance Announcements Early-Mid February






Visual Art Center Faculty: 

Mygenet Harris: & Sarah Harnish: 

Supported by the BOE, AEHS Principal Mr. Mark Brown and MCPS Arts Supervisor Ms. Anjali Woods