Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
It's time to really pick up the pace and get busy! Make sure you look at the AP College Board site.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
The AP Studio Art Exam is Friday, May 7th. This means that all of your work needs to be submitted to the Digital Submission Site by May 1st. This earlier deadline will allow you time to make sure all photos have been uploaded to the College Board. Last year there were many problems and the site virtually froze on the actual exam day. The site was so overwhelmed with activity during the days prior to the deadline that I want to make sure that you have plenty of time to make any necessary changes.
I will be giving you a code to set up your account at the College Board. Please read all the size requirements. You will be able to upload jpegs of your completed work. You will be able to change things prior to the deadline at anytime.
You also need to look at the scoring guidelines. Remember, will need a minimum of 18 pieces.
QUALITY: Images of 5 works that demonstrate your mastery of three dimensional design (these may come from concentration or breadth)
10 images-5 works, 2 views of each
CONCENTRATION: works describing an in-depth exploration of a particular design concern. 12 images + a written commentary describing what your concentration is and how it evolved.
BREADTH: A variety of works demonstrating your understanding of the principles of 3 dimensional design. 16 Images: 8 works, 2 views of each
Please really look over this site it contains everything you need to know and more. http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_questions/2135.html
The following are the minimun requirements for these 4 weeks. You are expected to still complete pieces on your own as well.
1. Research a ceramic artist. In your blog, write about his/her style, technique and why you selected this person.
2. Create a piece in the style of this artist, write about your results.
3. Research a new technique: mishima, terra sigliatta, precious metal clay, or another technique. Check out Ceramics Daily http://ceramicartsdaily.org for ideas, videos and a variety of ideas. Create a piece using this technique.
4. Sketch book: Keep adding ideas, thoughts, drawings a pictures
Due: Monday: February 22nd
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Yes, you have an exam. No you are not exempt because of your senior status. This is a college level class and there is much to be done. Your exam will consist of:
1. Updating your blog. Include not only pictures of all of your works, but explanations about techniques, glazes and reflections. Make sure to proofread.
2. Sketch book with new ideas and sketches. You can also include copies of inspirational pieces.
3. Visit an art gallery or go to an art show. The current exhibit at The Manatee Art Center has two very good ceramic artists. There are many galleries in Village of the Arts. Please write about where you went, what you saw, what you learned and your thoughts about the art in a blog posting.
4. Breadth Assignment:
Complete a plaster carving over winter break. (Pick a block from the box) This is totally a subtractive process. Look at these examples. Clay loop tools and modeling tools as well as ordinary kitchen utensils will work for tools.
5. Make something out of clay that you wouldn’t expect to be made of clay. example: a toaster, a jacket This needs to be ready for firing after winter break and totally complete by exam date.
Everything needs to be completed by the last day of exams on January 21st.