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    The Prerequisite for AP Studio Art is Art Two​

    The portfolio requirements are divided up into three segments:

    • The Breadth section of the portfolio clearly shows exploration, inventiveness and expressive manipulation of their work. ​
    • The Concentration section of the portfolio is a cohesive body of work that investigates personal interest, ideas and/or media. ​
    • The Quality section of the portfolio is comprised of five artworks that demonstrate a clear understanding of concept, composition and execution, whether they are simple or complex.​

    AP Studio Art -The Drawing portfolio focuses on Line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth, and mark-making.​​ You would choose the Drawing Portfolio if you: are told that you're good at drawing; are always sketching; like drawing from observation; enjoy shading and working with value; want to get better at drawing what you see;  like realistic artwork more than abstract; are confident in your drawing skills; feel confident that you can draw what you see.

    • Demonstrate a breadth of high-quality work: 12 pieces
    • Develop a personal concentration showing a consistent theme or idea with discovery: 10-12 pieces​
    • Select five outstanding artworks for the quality section of the portfolio​
    • Show evidence of project planning from start to finish for each artwork​
    • Utilize sophisticated artistic vocabulary in critiques and written reflections (artist statements)​
    • Participate in art shows and competitions, such as community art shows and events, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, PSEA etc.

    AP Studio Art- The 2-D portfolio focuses on the elements and principles of art in an integrative way.​ You would also chose this portfolio if your interst are on photography and graphic design. You would choose the 2-D Portfolio is you: want to explore photography in the class; like looking at and creating abstract art; are interested in fashion design; enjoy working with mixed media; like to play with pattern; are always doodeling; like bringing collage elements into your work; are not confident in my drawing skills.

    • Demonstrate a breadth of high-quality work: 12 pieces
    • Develop a personal concentration showing a consistent theme or idea with discovery: 10-12 pieces​
    • Select five outstanding artworks for the quality section of the portfolio​
    • Show evidence of project planning from start to finish for each artwork​
    • Utilize sophisticated artistic vocabulary in critiques and written reflections (artist statements)​
    • Participate in art shows and competitions, such as community art shows and events, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, PSEA etc.​

    Both portfolios will require summer assignments

    *PHOTOGRAPHS The most important summer assignment is to take 100's of great photographs. Along with your summer photos you can include your old photos and family photos. This summer make sure you are "looking" all the time, everyday and photographing what you see. You are not to use any published photos. It is imperative that you compile a great selection of inspiring images. You need to put the images on a drive, so they are handy.  

    When creating the work for your portfolio showing an understanding of composition is imperative. Think about this when taking your photographs. Look at composition and greatly consider your backgrounds. The background should work with the subject or items in your composition and not be a last minute or secondary part of your artwork. Be careful not to place your subject in the center of your composition. Try to use the rule of thirds (do not put your subject in the center of the composition). When photographing landscapes make sure their is interest in the foreground.