AP Studio Art Exam Results are In, and I am confused…

Art is...
Art is…

That time of the year is upon us and the Advanced Placement Studio Art Exam grades are in… I hope the portfolios make it back in time. I am, as always, a bit surprised by the evaluations… this year especially surprised. While the year was filled with great ups and some downs, the production of the portfolio always fills me with pride in the workings of the young artists. I am VERY proud of all the artists (whether you took the exam or didn’t) in the final products that you assembled. That said, more than the products that you have produced, I am proud of the process that you went through in the learning how to make your art. I saw NEW and BOLD ideas come out of the hands and minds of the AP Artists (and to be honest I CANNOT understand the rationale behind some of the scores that were reported). Stepping out of the box, out of the expected and “traditional” or “textbook” of the art room is what I encourage – and cannot talk about enough.

Congratulations to all of WUHS AP Studio Artists and be proud of the work you have produced. Take a look at the scores, take a look at the portfolios you created and reflect on the strengths and the shortcomings to try and understand the final numbers. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to contact me… I can try and work through the questions with you.

Roses are Red, Violets are blue, I laugh and I snort, and my arms are too short!

“Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried.” – Og Mandino

Oh, he must have a loved one to give flowers too. Sad that he can’t grab them from the ground. NEVER GIVE UP T-REX!

Art Foundations: Staircases

Check out these HEFTY stairs!


  1. 1.2 create 2 point perspective staircase that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 processes you use

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of two point perspective and the basics of the staircases.

Advanced Drawing: Hallway Drawing from Thumbnails to ROUGH

COLORS and OIL PASTELS… More than just an interior, so how are you going to make yours interesting too?


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge? Back out tomorrow for ROUGH drawings POLISH the Thumbnails.

AP Studio Art: Concentration #2

Arneson used the same ideas in the portraits and images… what are you doing?


  1. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly

What is your plan for the ENTIRE body of work? What is your plan for your second work? What about your third and fourth works?

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