Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ahhhh.  Summer.  A time to relax, kick back after the stress and chaos of school.  Time to reflect on the good times and enjoy a well-deserved break.

And yet, here I am again...that voice in your head reminding you of the summer work you have to do...and introducing a new idea for the AP Studio class.  This blog!

This is going to be the place you turn to for questions answered, work submitted and comments posted.  I will have the schedule of critiques and work deadlines posted here as well.

...just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...

Have a lovely summer!

Mrs. Kuntz

PS:  Bookmark this site.  You'll need it.
AP Studio Drawing/Painting and 2D
Summer Homework

Summer work is required.  Your “AP” status is retained by having the summer work done by the first day of class.

1.     Make a sketchbook.  Find an interesting book you can turn into a sketchbook or make one of your own.  Not only should you be recording your ideas and sketches of your work and everyday thinking but I will be grading summer sketchbooks based on the summer assignments you have done.  Due the first day of school.

2.     Begin making a list of your concentration ideas.  This may be the most important thing you do all summer and needs to be clear, concise and thought-provoking.  If you can’t think of 15 individual artworks for the idea you have, think of another concentration to do.

3.    Go to the College Board website and see what has been done and what portfolios have received high scores.  Make a list of those ideas that intrigued you for a discussion on the first day of class.  The sites for both AP Studio Drawing and AP Studio 2D are:

4.    Make three works of art, complete and portfolio-ready, using the concentration idea you like the most.  We will be discussing concentration ideas at the beginning of the year.  Your work should be interesting, relate to each other, be of any materials as long as they remain 2D, and be ready to be photographed.  Photography and computer generated work is only acceptable if you plan on created a 2D portfolio.

5.    Look at art.  Look at art even more.  Now go make art.