At the middle school where I taught before my maternity leave, they had an
application for the "art academy" which is what they called the art club.
This was started by someone else and I had no clue what to do - but because
the club met during the school day, I couldn't have more than 20 members.
To narrow it down I posted a study guide the week before with terms/
concepts they should know and a list of 4 possible essays.
For the application itself, they had to answer 10 questions (very basic
stuff - color theory, genre identification) and then I gave two essays from
the four posted and they had to pick just one to answer. These were more
aethetic/philosophic in nature and helped me determine who wanted to be
From: Michael Hyland [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
One thing I've heard suggested is to have an application for admission to
the club. I'm not sure I'm in favor of this - I can see all kinds of parent
objections if their kid doesn't get in. But maybe someone can enlighten me