Vickery Summer Assignment Information
Pre AP Art 1 and 2 - Summer Project 2017
PreAP Art1 and 2-Summer Assignment
1. Go to the AP website and familiarize yourself with the program and its requirements: http://www.collegeboard.com/ap/studioart/index.html
Look at sample portfolio pieces and familiarize yourself with the 3 parts of the Studio Art portfolios.
2. Go to the VASE website (Visual Art Scholastic Event) and familiarize yourself with the program and its requirements: http://sd1ccisd.net/vase/state_info.asp
Make sure to look at the State information at the top of the page and look at
the results for 2017. Study the images and try to get a feeling for what the
judges are looking for.
3. Take an art class, if possible. Check the internet, community education, Sunset Canyon Pottery, ACC, Laguna Gloria, Austin Museum of Art, etc.
The following work should be completed and turned in by September 15, 2017.
1. 3-4 Fully-developed, well-planned, portfolio quality pieces. These can be in any media (drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, collage, etc.).These pieces should be portfolio quality images (finished pieces).
2. A minimum of 54 photos printed or on a device that can be opened by any computer (not Photoshop) which contain at least 6 images of the following subjects:
• Outdoor gatherings
• People working
• Any other subjects that interest you (flowers, trees, butterflies, cars, motorcycles, sports, etc….)
• Western themed photos, rodeo, farm or ranch animals, cowboys, Native Americans, etc…
3. A sketchbook (at least 20 pages completed) containing the following:
• Fully-developed drawings
• Studies of challenging subjects (hands, feet, faces and parts of faces such as noses)
• Plans for future pieces (these can be written ideas and/or sketches)
• Fun drawings (doodles, patterns, collages, etc.)
*Advanced Art students so not work with published images or photos. In portfolios and competitions, such pieces are immediately disqualified. Whenever possible, take your own photos to work from.
*This summer assignment is due on September 15, 2017 and will count as two major grades. Have a nice summer. I look forward to seeing you in the fall.
AP/Advanced Studio Art 3-D - Summer Assignment 2017
AP/Advanced 3-D Studio ArtYour summer project has five parts: (Advanced students complete 1-3, AP students complete 1-5)
Summer Assignment 2017
1. Looking at art
2. Reading and thinking about sculptors whose work interests you
3. Thirty photos of various subjects
4. Developing ideas for a concentration (AP students only)
5. Make at least two sculptures (AP students only)
1. Museum/gallery/studio visit: Visit at least one place where art is being exhibited. Spend some time there and in your sketchbook, write descriptively about the place and the work. Write about the show in general, including at least a page each about two different 3-D sculptures that interest you (describe in detail materials and techniques employed, and what it made you think about).
2. Research sculptors: Find three sculptors whose work really interests you. Research their work from books, internet, or in person. In your sketchbook, describe the issues they explore in their work and document with drawings and pasted-in photographs/prints. You may choose any sculptors that interest you but a list is provided below for your convenience:
Magdalena Abakanowicz Ann Hamilton
Robert Arneson Eva Hesse
Jean Arp Barbara Hepworth
Joseph Beuys Rebecca Horn
Christian Boltanski Jeff Koons
Constantin Brancusi Maya Lin
Christo Jacques Lipchitz
Marcel Duchamp Ana Mendieta
Andy Goldsworthy Joan Miro
Julio Gonzalez Henry Moore
Louise Nevelson Isamu Noguchi
Claes Oldenburg Meret Oppenheim
Martin Puryear Richard Serra
Charles Simonds Red Grooms
Robert Smithson James Turrell
Peter Voulkos Fred Wilson
August Rodin Sandy Skoglund
3. Take 30 photos of various subjects. Make them interesting as you will be using them to work from. Try different light sources and points of view, close-ups, details, and a variety of subject matter. Don’t forget about architecture. Look for interesting lines, shapes, and forms of several varieties. Advanced art students do not work with published images or photos. In portfolios and competitions, such pieces are immediately disqualified. Whenever possible, take your own photos to work from.
4. Develop three ideas for your Concentration- produce three sketches for each idea and descriptively write about your ideas in your sketchbook. Go to the AP website to learn about AP Studio Art: http://www.collegeboard.com/ap/studioart/index.html
5. Complete the following two sculpture projects for critique during the first week of school:
• Mask: Create a mask of your own design based on an animal totem or force of nature that would endow it’s wearer with Super-heroic powers. This can be sewn, hand-stitched or built sculpturally from cardboard, foam core or sculpted directly from solid pieces of foam, clay or other material. The materials are up to you and it does not need to actually or physically be able to be worn….but it could be.
• Assemblage: Collect a sizable boxful (or more) of interesting objects and junk. Broken objects, machine parts, natural objects, household items- anything that interests you in terms of shape, volume, texture, color, meaning, or social significance. Objects that are modular or occur in multiples can be especially useful.
This summer assignment is due on September 22, 2017 and will count as 2 major grades
Have a nice summer. I look forward to seeing you in the fall.