AP Studio Art Sample Student Portfolios

AP Studio Art Sample Student Portfolios

Student 1, 3-D Design: Range of Approaches (Breadth)

Score (on a 6-point scale)

6

Rationale for Score

In this section:

  • All the work shows an excellent application of 3-D design principles to a broad range of 3-D design problems: installation, conceptual approaches, maquettes, occupied and unoccupied spaces, nested forms, contrasting organic and geometric forms, and the readymade.
  • The work clearly demonstrates original vision (images 3, 5, and 8), a variety of innovative ideas and risk taking (images 3, 4, 5, and 8), and a broad range of the elements and principles of 3D design.
  • The work shows a broad range of intentions and approaches including installation (images 3 and 4), conceptual approaches (images 3, 5, and 8), maquette (image 1), occupied and unoccupied spaces (images1, 2 3, 4, 5, and 8), nested forms (image 2), contrasting organic and geometric forms (image 5), and the readymade (images 3 and 8).
  • The work as a whole is confident and evocative; it engages the viewer with visual qualities of verve (images3, 5, and 8) and subtlety (images 1 and 2).
  • The construction of each form is technically excellent; materials are used effectively to express complex ideas.
  • The appropriation of a wide variety of materials such as folding chairs, bar clamps, classroom work tables, cardboard boxes, nylon stockings, wood molding, and a school hallway are transformed in the service of a larger personal vision.

Portfolio Images

Image - (view 1) 17 x 28 x 13 Wood
Image - (view 2) 17 x 28 x 13 Wood
Image - (view 1) 12 x 12 x 14 Plaster Bandages
Image - (view 2) 12 x 12 x 14 Plaster Bandages
Image - (view 1) 36 x 45 x 40 Metal Clamps, Wood
Image - (view 2) 36 x 45 x 40 Metal Clamps, Wood
Image - (view 1) 96 x 60 x 540 Paper
Image - (view 2) 96 x 60 x 540 Paper
Image - (view 1) 18 x 30 x 12 Wood, Cotton, Nylon Stockings
Image - (view 2) 18 x 30 x 12 Wood, Cotton, Nylon Stockings
Image - (view 1) 48 x 156 x 4 Paper Wood
Image - (view 2) 48 x 156 x 4 Paper Wood
Image - (view 1) 58 x 28 x 12 Cardboard, Paper Tape
Image - (view 2) 58 x 28 x 12 Cardboard, Paper Tape
Image - (view 1) 72 x 72 x 18 Metal Chairs
Image - (view 2) 72 x 72 x 18 Metal Chairs