AP Studio Art Sample Student Portfolios

AP Studio Art Sample Student Portfolios

Student 2, 2-D Design: Sustained Investigation (Concentration)

Concentration Statement

My central idea for my concentration was to find color, emphasis, and form of many different objects. I choose to find these three things in different ways whether it was by viewing flowers and their vibrant coloring. Along with solid objects in different habitats and in many different lighting. Using these three things my goal was to capture pictures that displayed one or more of these characteristics.

In my work I took pictures from different angles and perspectives, to catch a glimpse of the way things look at different angles. I as well as capturing the vibrant colors of many different flowers I was able to take pictures just as the sun goes down, which dulls the vibrancy of colors to make them more neutral. You can find form in many of my pictures such as the tricycle because of the way the shadowing it created the illusion of it popping out of the picture, it creates a three dimensional object along with some of the flowers. Because the flowers are so vibrant they tend to pop out even though they are odd in shape they are eye catching and look natural as if someone could reach out and touch the petals.

Score (on a 6-point scale)


Rationale for Score

In this section:

  • The topic and the work presented are closely related. However, “color, emphasis, and form of many different objects” is too broad a topic to allow for a focused investigation that leads to more significant growth and discovery.
  • Some clear decision making is evident in the investigation of the concentration (images 1, 8, 10, and 12).
  • The work is inconsistent (images 2, 7, 9, and 11), but overall the understanding and application of 2-D design principles are good (images 3, 8, and 12).
  • Some growth is noticeable (images 10 and 12), although some of the work is repetitive (2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9).
  • The work demonstrates good technical competence and use of materials and media (images 3, 8, and 12); technical aspects and articulation of ideas do not always work together. (images 1, 2, 5, and 11).