4-H Fine Arts Project

All arts and craft exhibits must include a 4-H Craft Information Card, 4-H 618A. This information card is to describe work completed so the judge can more accurately evaluate the exhibit. Craft information cards are for judging purposes only and will not be returned to the exhibitor.

Oil, charcoal, pastels, pencil, ink, acrylic, watercolor or similar artistic work can be displayed on canvas, canvas board, or paper. All work must be framed as a picture and prepared for hanging. Canvas art on a wooden frame is considered prepared for hanging provided that frame has a hanger. The 4-H member must indicate on the back of the picture whether the picture is an original or a copy; “original” meaning an original composition from life or reference, and “copy” meaning recognizably copied from another artwork or a previously published source.

Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement.

Craft record sheet:

One craft record sheet #4-H 618 should be filled out for each craft project taken. A completed crafts record sheet is to be submitted with the project exhibit at check-in time.

Exhibit Class Guidelines

Beginner (grades 3-5):

Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.

Intermediate (grades 6-8):

Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.

Advanced (grades 9-12):

Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.