Students enrolled in Portfolio 1 & II will be expected to produce a minimum of 8 – 12 works of art in a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter per semester. Emphasis is placed on drawing from observation; the applications of color and design principles; and the understanding of the fundamentals of two and three-dimensional design. This course provides the opportunity for art students to participate in an accelerated art course in which they create a portfolio of work, which encompasses the criteria set forth by the College Board.
Students who wish to pursue a career in art are strongly encouraged to take the Portfolio course their junior year. An Advanced Placement portfolio, using artwork completed in Portfolio 1 and AP Art Studio (completed senior year), may be submitted to the AP College board for evaluation in May.
Prerequisites for Portfolio I: Art Foundations 1, 2, 3, 4 and Drawing Intensive. Students may take Drawing Intensive and Portfolio at the same time with instructor consent.
Prerequisites for Portfolio II: Art Foundations 1, 2, 3, 4 and Drawing Intensive. Students may take Drawing Intensive and Portfolio at the same time with instructor consent.