The two 5-minute questions on the PRAXIS II Art Making exam make up the section entitled, “Working Knowledge of Basic Art Concepts and Techniques of Art Making.” In this portion of the test, candidates must demonstrate and/or describe fundamental skills and techniques associated with painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, crafts, and/or digital media.
Answers are scored on a scale of 0-3. Blank, inaccurate, or off-topic responses receive zeroes. Adequate responses that employ suitable terminology and indicate basic understanding earn twos, and accurate, insightful, and detailed responses written in the language of artistic discourse receive threes. This portion of the PRAXIS 2 Art Making test is worth 24 percent of the exam score.
This portion of the PRAXIS II Art: Content-Knowledge exam consists of approximately 43 questions and constitutes 36 percent of the test. Questions primarily focus on art terms; styles, techniques, concepts, and elements in art; Western as well as non-Western art periods; significant artists and their influences; art movements and schools; the relationship between art and culture; and the impact of economics, politics, and technology on art.
If you plan to teach art, you may be required by your licensing state to pass the PRAXIS II Art: Content, Traditions, Criticism, and Aesthetics (0132) test. The PRAXIS II Art: Content, Traditions, Criticism, and Aesthetics exam is an hour-long essay exam that consists of three questions. Each question focuses on one of the following subjects: the content of works of art; criticism and aesthetics; and global traditions in art, architecture, and design. Most candidates who take the PRAXIS II Art: Content, Traditions, Criticism, and Aesthetics test hold a B.A. in either art or art education.
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