Portfolios

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Over the course of the semester, IS students will produce a minimum of 10 artworks. No more of two of which should be in the same genre or the same medium. IS students to explore at least 4 different idioms, although obviously their works will, and ought to be in their own personal style. No more than two of the 10 works should be in the same historical idiom.

What Colleges Are Looking For

Whether for scholarships, or acceptance into an Art program, many colleges and universities ask for a portfolio like this:
  • 10 images of your artwork on a CD, not to exceed 1-24x768 pixels, JPEG format or photos/digital prints (but NOT a PowerPoint)
  • A numbered image list giving title, date and dimensions of each art work
  • Label each image with your last name and a number corresponding to the image (i.e., Smith01.jpg)

What should I make?

You may try either google searches or google-image searches for any of the idioms or exemplars, or, you may have better luck searching for them on one of the following Web sites"
Genre
Medium
Idiom/Exemplar
Landscape
Wildlife
Animal
Figure
Portrait
Self.Portrait
Still.Life
Botanical
Room.Interior
Cityscape
Fantasy
Illustration
Commercial
Analogy
Mythology
Religious
Historic
Narrative
Cartoon
Comic
Caricature
Genre(slice.of.life)
Oil
Acrylic
Tempera
Gouache
Watercolor
Mono.Print
Ink.Wash
Pen&Ink
Collage
Graphite
Colored.Pencil
Conte
Charcoal
Crayon
Scratch.Board
Photography
Photoshop
Neoclassical/Jacques.Louis.David
Baroque/Caravaggio
Romantic/Eugène.Delacroix
Impressionism/Edgar.Degas
Post.Impressionism/Paul.Gaugin
Fauvism/Henri.Matisse
Expressionism/Edvard.Munch
Symbolism/Gustav.Klimt
Modernism/Marc.Chagall
Analytic.Cubism/Georges.Braque
Synthetic.Cubism/Juan.Gris
Futurism/Umberto.Boccioni
Daddaism/Marcel.Duchamp
Surrealism/Salvador.Dali
Regionalism/Thomas.Hart.Benton Precisionism/Georgia.O'keefe
Social.Realism/Jacob.Lawrence
Ash.Can/Edward.Hopper
Abstract.Expressionism/Wiliem.deKooning
Color.Field/Mark.Rothko
Minimalism/Frank.Stella
Pop.Art/Andy.Warhol
Photo.Realism/Chuck.Close

Assesment

IndStu. students will complete an evaluation rubric and an explanation/reflection document for each artwork which will be provided by the instructor.


Recording

Each finished artwork will be photographed and saved in a number of digital formats which the student may use for submission to college Art programs, scholarship committees, or potential employers or freelance clients. These will be burned on a CD or DVDR at the end of the semester which students will take with them. Digital files can be saved to flash-drive or emailed to the student, posted on this wiki or the school Web site.

If you'd like, I can assign each of you your own gallery page on this Wiki, like I'm doing for Painting students on that class wiki.

Deadlines

You will have 18 weeks (one semester) to complete 10 Artworks. Students must complete a minimum of 9 artworks to receive a 'B' for the Semester. You may choose to produce one work per week. You should be able to submit a finished work every Friday.