The Art Magnet at Miami Arts Studio is a specialized program that covers all aspects of two-dimensional art. Painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, cartooning and 2D design are among the subjects covered. The curriculum is structured to enhance student skill sets with academic, observational drawing and painting techniques, balanced with lessons that encourage creativity and artistic individuality. The art students at MAS have competed and won countless art competitions on the local, regional, and national level. 

Art / Audition Criteria



All work must be submitted in a portfolio. Full name, school, and grade should be printed on the cover of
the portfolio.

Submission of Two-Dimensional Artwork: Applicants must submit eight (8) examples of their best artwork using different art media. All work must be flat. Rolled or framed drawings will not be accepted.

Submission of Sketchbook: Applicants should submit a sketchbook reflecting the range of their artistic explorations.

A performance test will be administered. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate imagination, creativity, and drawing skills.

A personal interview to help determine the student’s level of interest, discipline, and suitability for the program.

Please bring a photograph to the audition, not to exceed 5”X7” and print your name on the back of the photo with your choice of magnet strand.

Brian Reedy, Visual Arts Magnet Teacher 




15015 SW 24 Street
Miami, Florida 33185

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