Welcome to the Ceramics Studio!
AP 3D/Ceramics is a great opportunity to get a taste of what it feels like to be a working studio artists. Here students will be required to create a personal portfolio that demonstrates a students understanding of both technical skills, but also create expression and execution. This website should be a useful resource for class information and documents. The content here will continue to expand as the year goes on!
A Basic Timeline of Our Course
For this AP course you will be required to submit a AP portfolio the first week of may. You will need 20 pieces to have a complete portfolio. Some of these pieces can come from other projects you have completed during previous years of high school as long as those pieces represent AP quality work. Here is a basic timeline of how the class will breakdown. For a more in depth explanation of the student portfolio please review you class syllabus.
QUARTER 1: During First quarter we will be working on our breadth portion of the student portfolio. During this quarter we complete 4 projects that focus on elements and principles of art
1: Shape/Form 2: Texture 3: Line 4: Positive/Negative Space
QUARTER 2: During Second quarter we will continue working on, ideally completing our breadth portion of the student portfolio. During this quarter we complete 4 projects that focus on elements and principles of art.
5: Movement 6: Emphasis 7: Pattern 8: Balance
QUARTER 3: Third quarter is a challenging quarter. During this time frame it is best that students have 7-8 completed or collected (from previous years) projects for their concentration. The reason why we put so much of an emphasis on this quarter is because our submission date cuts off about a month of 4th quarter. Students who are not serious about working during third quarter have a difficult time completing their portfolio.
QUARTER 4: Students will finish their last 4-5 pieces for their concentration. Students will take photos of their artwork and prepare the images for submission to the AP College Board. The photographs of their portfolio will be reviewed by the selected AP judges.