AP Studio Art
 
In the AP studio art class this year, we will continue and complete our portfolios to submit to the college board.  Each student will produce a collection of 24 pieces. 
 
I encourage the students to be mindful and focused on a single idea of concentration for this portfolio.  Concentration ideas can be anything from antiques to things that go bump in the night, or any idea the student wishes to explore.  Twelve of the pieces need to be of that single mindset, while the other half are a broad showcase of ability and demonstration of quality work.
 
This class functions a little more independently than a beginning class.  I will always be here for guidance, but portfolio guidelines keep the students from including direct assignments from me in the portfolio.  I do however push them to do 'new' things as well as advise them on what might be successful in a piece of art.  I consider this class to be artistically exemplary.  To tell you the truth, I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.  They inspire me to make better art and explore new ideas with my own work.
 
On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, the AP Studio Art class visited with Larry Hamilton's art classes at McNiel Junior High.  We shared with his classes some of the programs offered in High School.  We talked about expectations as well as the connections between what they learn in class now and what they will learn and study in High School art classes. 
 
I would like to say a special 'Thank You' to Mr. Hamilton and his students for allowing us to spend time with them.
 
McNiel
 
 
Mcniel
 
 
 
Here are a few examples of things we have done in class that are a little bit "outside" of class. 
 
Caricatures  Presented by Ralph Stearns
 
Tie Dying  Presented by our own Melanie Hernandez
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gate
Claire Ball
 
rr
Rene Rodriguez
 
medusa
"Medusa" Terri Shoop
 
gz
Gina Zhang
 
owl
"The Messenger" Sierra Abston
 
sunset
Melanie Hernandez
 
Tommy
Tommy Finn  "Grizzz"
 
Emily
Emily Pettijohn
 
Tiff
 
 
Her favorite teacher is Mr. Hamilton
 
 
Tommy
Tommy Finn  "Cat"
 
at least I'm #2
Sami Nichols  "Fire and Ice"
Tempest
Destiny Guerrero  "Tempest"
 
41 international
Taylor Gibson  "41 International"
 
Marek
Marek working hard
 
marek
Marek Unger  "Satisfaction"
 
mel
Melanie Hernandez  "Three Wooden Crosses"
 
Jorge
Jorge working on our painting.
 
Why are they not working?
The saddest bunny this side of the Pecos.
 
waterfall
"Waterfall" Sierra Abston
 
laying around outside
 
 
jorge
 
 
mayfield outside
Van Mayfield, before he cut off his ear-----
 
Pieces of Me
"Pieces of Me"  Taylor Gibson
Self
"Self Scape"  Jorge Nunez