Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Focus on Organizing your Concentration NOW!

Amazing examples of portrait photography
AP wants to see your idea GROW
--The "readers" don't know the order you took your photos in SO organize them in a way that shows your idea growing and developing into a larger picture.

--Where did your idea start and where did you take it over a course of an entire school year OF in some cases two years..

--Add your concentration images to your your Google presentation.


--Add your Range of approaches to the AP site ASAP!

SECTION I:
Breadth
12 images of 12 different works; one image of each is submitted
SECTION II:
Concentration
12 images; some may be details
SECTION III:
Quality
Five actual works; maximum size is 18" x 24"


COPY AND PASTE THESE QUESTIONS TO A GOOGLE DOC NOW!

HERE

Question one
-What is the central idea of your concentration

Question Two
-How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refrence the spicific image examples.When refrencing spicific images please indicate the numbers.



private moments: mystery, vulnerability, escape
5/5



Monday, April 1, 2019

Sign into AP!

I will be setting FVC up this week THURSDAY. IF you want to be in the show..

1. Enter a photo that is NEW from spring break preferably.. something that has not been displayed before.
2. Resize it to 11X14
3. upload it with your name HERE
4. DUE by the ned of the period tomorrow...



Since you will proably forget your sign in info.. we will all do the same..
Your username will be--first name last name year of graduation
Password- street address

School Code-140563

Teacher Key- srw0176   All lower case..

TEST IS ON MONDAY  MAY 6th! 
you have periods 5th (5 will be lunch) to 9th for the test!
Thats in..36 days.. thats in 5 weekends....

All photos need to be uploaded to the AP site by..Friday May 3rd

5 quality photos need to be sent to me by..April 29th!


Next up in the display case is..
Cam and Sarah-- needs to  be up by the end of the day TODAY for full credit..
 Reminder of expectations..
DISPLAY CASES & PHOTOSHOOTS
  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING YOUR OWN PRINTS! I usually SKIP MY LUNCH to pick them up during the school day.. so there is no excise for you to not have your prints.. use what you already have also!!
  • Sams is where prints usually from from if they ares school. you need to order 2 days before even though it says 24 hours.. maybe use costco if your parents or friends have a card.. also costco quality is totally better.. SAVE photos you print you will want them later for Odyssey 
  • We will need some people to share display cases so everyone can have a turn.. 
  • Photo Contest-- https://www.walsworthyearbooks.com/walsworth-photo-contest/
This is a required assignment! This is your responsibility! You have to set it up on MONDAY and take it down on FRIDAY

* Every person in the school will be walking past this case
This display is SHOWCASING you and the DEPARTMENT!
requirements as always..
-You have to have your name up! (this has been a requirement for everything..)
- You have to have an artist statement or some kind of commentary.
-This is NOT an interactive display. The case will always be locked.
-Include a QR Code to your website or instagram

Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring Break

You must be ready for your display case!


-Ideas for spring break photo shoots
- Botanic gardens is awesome!!! Its free to get in but $20 to park..ride with a friend?
-Morton Arboretum-- around %10
-Lincoln Park zoo and the floral conservatory are both free
-Chicago Cultural center- Right by melinium park.. you can walk there from the train. free to get it AMAZING stained glass windows.
-Woodstock square-- has a huge mural that's new near the movie theater
-River in Algonquin-- near Port Edwards restaurant
-Veterans Acres 
-Rainbow Records in Barrington OR Half priced books in Algonquin commons for a hipster vibe..
-Volo Antique museum and Car museum-- Antique shops are HUGE and free to get into car museum is around $5
-Underground Retro Arcade in Dundee- $15 for an all day pass??

Monday, March 18, 2019

Speed Dating AP is this THURSDAY

Taking the AP test?
Have you logged in?
https://apstudio.ets.org/apstudioart/

AP NEXT WEEK SPEED DATING!
Concentration speed dating! 30 seconds to explain the growth of your portfolio.


1.What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

2.How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate the image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

You will be paired up with someone from the other AP Class that does not know your work. If they cannot figure out your growth you may want to rework your images.

This Week
  • Print out and CUT OUT your photos in WALLET size so they can be arranged and re arranged.
  • This week in the display case is....Avery E and Katie H
  • Next week Cam and Sara 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Individual artist Display cases

I posted about the display cases two weeks ago. This was my post..

DISPLAY CASES & PHOTOSHOOTS
  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING YOUR OWN PRINTS! I usually SKIP MY LUNCH to pick them up during the school day.. so there is no excise for you to not have your prints.. use what you already have also!!
  • Sams is where prints usually from from if they ares school. you need to order 2 days before even though it says 24 hours.. maybe use costco if your parents or friends have a card.. also costco quality is totally better.. SAVE photos you print you will want them later for Odyssey 
  • We will need some people to share display cases so everyone can have a turn.. 
  • Photo Contest-- https://www.walsworthyearbooks.com/walsworth-photo-contest/
This is a required assignment! This is your responsibility! You have to set it up on MONDAY and take it down on FRIDAY

Display cases will start next week!

* Every person in the school will be walking past this case
This display is SHOWCASING you and the DEPARTMENT!
requirements as always..
-You have to have your name up! (this has been a requirement for everything..)
- You have to have an artist statement or some kind of commentary.
-This is NOT an interactive display. The case will always be locked.
-Include a QR Code to your website or instagram

If you switched with someone it is on you to organize that switch. 

GRADES are due this week. I will be meeting with you to talk about your body of work starting WEDNESDAY!! Your blog should be 100% up to date on that date..

You also need a concentration presentation to share with me. You should have 6 images in Concentration and 10 complet in breadth for an A!
Here are some student examples
-Hannah O
-Maggie M
-Victoria
-Ben



Student shows evidence of:
  • Progress- they are a better artist now than at beginning of semester.

  • Organization- of their work, ideas, shows & responsibilities.

  • Effort- both in and out of class.

  • Timeliness- keeping and meeting timelines and deadlines.

  • Motivation- self-motivated and an independent worker.

  • Growth-in Concept or in Technique.

  • Breadth- producing variety in projects, ideas, possibly media.                                                

  • Pride- in their work itself, rather than frustration.

  • Reflection- identifying areas of growth, weaknesses, improvement in themselves.

  • Depth- Progress in development of an artist “voice” or “style

  • Research- learning from their peers, and working artists and reflecting what is learned in their own work.

  • Criticism- Being able to give and take in a group or individually.

  • Understanding better their own identity as a artist or their preferred style or approach.

  • Working through process & idea formulation in their work- making series or several attempts at an idea (sketches, prep work, completion, revisions, etc).

  • Communication- with the instructor.  Keeping lines open and following through responsibly.

  • Presenting their work, by portfolio or showcase, in a professional, individual way.

Being productive- a large amount of assigned work is started and finished. Creating a body of work ready for their Portfolio, Single Artist Show, and other Art Shows or for the future.  

GRADING RUBRIC

Quarter… Studio Work: Portfolio (Holistic)
5-6An inadequate amount of work has been completed which lacks evidence of technical skill or relevant knowledge of artistic expression.
6-7A small amount of work has been produced which demonstrates a limited understanding of the concepts or technical media skills of artistic expression. The work illustrates a limited or diffused exploration of ideas appropriate to the visual arts, and a limited ability to resolve concept, media and technical expression .
7-8A reasonable amount of work has been produced which demonstrates an adequate understanding of the concepts and technical media skills of artistic expression. The work illustrates a reasonably focused exploration of ideas appropriate to the visual arts, and a good resolution of concept, media and technical expression in a satisfactory number of works.
8-9A strong collection of work has been produced which demonstrates a very good understanding of the concepts and technical media skills of artistic expression. The work illustrates a comprehensive exploration of ideas appropriate to the visual arts and the assignments given, and a good resolution of concept, media and technical expression in the majority of works.
9-10A very powerful collection of work has been produced which demonstrates an exceptional understanding of concepts  and technical media skills needed for artistic expression. The work overall illustrates a highly sophisticated exploration of ideas appropriate to the visual arts or the assignments given, and an outstanding resolution of concept, media and technical expression.

Q1…Growth/ Evidence of learning: Conference/ Meeting
1 The candidate has not shown growth and cannot articulate why they have not grown or participated in the course. The evidence is not presented in digital format.

2 There is little work or evidence of growth in digital format. The candidate shows minimal ability to discuss his/her own development.  Minimal effort has been put forth.

3 There is some work, of uneven quality, and evidence that some growth has taken place. The candidate shows some ability to discuss his/her own development but has yet to develop a work ethic for the course. Effort is sporadic.

4 There is a satisfactory amount and quality of work, and evidence of growth. The student shows an ability to discuss his/her own development. Effort has been put forth to make artwork and participate.

5 There is substantial visual work of high quality, showing evidence of excellent growth during the course. The student demonstrates the ability to discriminate between his/her works of different quality and to articulate clearly the relationship to his/her development. Substantial effort has been made to participate and make artwork.


Quarter One grade Scale
A=  15-13.5 B=  13.5-12 C=  12-10.5 D=  10.5-9

F=  9 and under