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High School Sketch Day

High School Sketch Day is an annual event that has been around since 1948! Each year, students of high school age from all over are invited to skip school and hit the streets of Jefferson City to spend the day sketching scenes from the city, drawing attention to architecture and the great art education in our community.

WHO?

High School Sketch Day is open to students from all area public, private and home schools.

PRIZES ARE AWARDED IN TWO CATEGORIES: BEGINNER & ADVANCED

HOW?

Simply register online up until one week prior to the event. A representative from Capital Arts will deliver the illustration boards and tags to each school the Friday before. Homeschoolers can pick their boards up at the gallery the week before.

Students have 24 hours to complete their images. Boards must be turned into your teachers on Tuesday. A representative from Capital Arts will pick them up.  All digital art must be printed and mounted on a board.

WHEN?

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
April 17, 2024

EVENT DATE:
April 22, 2024
11AM UNTIL 5PM

RECEPTION & AWARDS:
April 25, 2024
5pm to 6pm

2023 High School Sketch Day Highlights

Thank you to everyone for making the 75th Annual High Sketch Day a huge success!

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​The 75th Annual High School Sketch Day took place on April 24, 2023. Students from Capital City High School, Jefferson City High School, Helias Catholic High School, Calvary Lutheran High School, Blair Oaks High School, Lighthouse Prepatory Acedemy and 1 Homeschooler, took part in the event. The event was hosted by Capital Arts, Historic City of Jefferson and the Jefferson City Art Club. Students were given illustration boards and began sketching at their chosen locations at 11:00am on April 24. Completed artwork was handed in on April 25 to Capital Arts. A reception was held on May 4, 2023 during which the winners were announced. First, second and third place winners in both categories received $200, $150 and $100 respectively. 

2022 High School Sketch Day Winners

Thank you to everyone for making the 74th Annual High Sketch Day a huge success!

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​The 74th Annual High School Sketch Day took place on April 25, 2022. Students from Capital City High School, Jefferson City High School, Helias Catholic High School, Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City Academic Center and 3 Homeschoolers, took part in the event. The event was hosted by Capital Arts, Historic City of Jefferson and the Jefferson City Art Club. Students were given illustration boards and began sketching at their chosen locations at 11:00am the April 25. Completed artwork was handed in on April 26 to Capital Arts. A reception was held on May 4, 2022 during which the winners were announced. First, second and third place winners in both categories received $200, $150 and $100 respectively.  ​ Mayor Carrie Tergin acted as one of the 3 judges and also made her selection for this year's Mayor's Choice. The Mayor's Choice will be displayed at City Hall with the previous 7 year's selections.

2022 High School Sketch Day Entries - Advanced Category

2022 High School Sketch Day Entries - Beginner Category