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A.P. STUDIO ART - SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS 2013
Mrs. Borsetti – pborsetti@beverlyschools.org

· You must know about line, shape, form, value, texture, color and space.
· These are the elements of art (Standard 2).
· You must also know about the Principles: Balance (symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial), contrast, pattern, rhythm, emphasis, unity, proportion, and variety.(Standard 2)
Show me you know them by referring to them in your visual and written work. Be specific and descriptive. (Standard 2 - Elements and Principles of Design)
BRAINSTORM ideas about a THEME/SUBJECT/STUDIO INVESTIGATION to pursue in depth for the CONCENTRATION COMPONENT OF YOUR PORTFOLIO.
You must have a minimum of 5 ideas.
(Standard 4 - Draft, Edit, Revise, Exhibit)
Make a list of at least 4 artists whose work you find compelling. Tell me why and how you might be inspired by the work(style, content, media etc). Copy/print refer to a specific work from each artist.
(Standard 5 - Critical Response)
CHECK OUT THE COLLEGE BOARD WEBSITE FOR SAMPLE AP PORTFOLIOS.
Print a page of one portfolio you feel is successful. Write a paragraph stating why you find it successful (mention those elements and principles).
(Standard 5 - Critical Response)

The above assignments are due by 8/1/2013
E-MAIL (pborsetti@beverlyschools.org, pborsetti1@gmail.com, Upload to Moodle (APART) OR DELIVER TO MAIN OFFICE BY 8/1/2013

The rest of the work is due the first day of school. SUMMER work should be portfolio ready in order to have enough work by the end of April for your portfolio.

LOOK AT AS MUCH LIVE ART (NOT JUST REPRODUCTIONS) AS POSSIBLE OVER THE SUMMER.
Check out Exhibits at the Peabody Essex Museum, local galleries and/or museums.
Grab an exhibit catalog, write a one-page response and do a finished sketch inspired by the exhibit.
(Standard 1 - Methods, Materials & Techniques)
(Standard 5 - Critical Response)
FIVE FINISHED WORKS OF ART. THESE MAY BE IN ANY MEDIA, BUT MUST BE FROM DIRECT OBSERVATION – Work should not be done from Photos, unless you take them for reference. Work as much from life as possible. SIZE MUST BE NO LARGER THAN 18 x 24, NO SMALLER THAN 8 X 10. 3-D WORK HAS NO SIZE LIMITATION. These must be completed works of art, portfolio ready! We will be having a critique the first day of class!
Consider the above elements and principles when you are creating these works:
· If you are going to do a drawing portfolio, use mark making for emphasis.
· If it is a design portfolio, emphasize an element(s) of design. If you are doing photography show that you have shot more than 5 images and you have edited your images down to your best 5.
· If you are doing a 3D design portfolio, it needs to be about form in space. Consider how it sits, or hangs, where it exits and how it activates the space around it.
(Standard 1 - Methods, Materials & Techniques)(Standard 2 - Elements and Principles of Design)
(Standard 3 - Observation, Abstraction, Invention, Expression) (Standard 4 - Draft, Edit, Revise, Exhibit) (Standard 5 - Critical Response)//