⏱️ October 28, 2020
Student Voice is a huge thing with the College Board. The easiest way to explain it is through an exercise.
Think about an artist whose work you enjoy. Picture in your mind (or Google) their work. As you think about it, notice what you respond to. There might be a theme running throughout the work. It might be a particular color palette that draws you in. It might be the way they use materials. Whatever it is, that commonality throughout the work, is what you respond to. That is the Artist's Voice and should be visible across all of their work.
It works the same way in your work. The College Board wants to see you make the work only you can make. They want to see you express yourself as you try to visually communicate your ideas. You might think of this as your "style" or your "aesthetic" but it's more than just that, it's the way you put things together so that work becomes unmistakably yours.
Sure! Let's look at some bowls of fruit, a pretty common thing in painting.
As you look at each of those, you can really see how each artist took a similar subject matter and made it uniquely their own. That's what you need to strive for.... creating work that is yours.
I talk about this concept in another post and it is an important thing to consider. When you see artwork that inspires you, it might encourage you to create work in response to it, but that is not a direct copy. Imagine a Cubist work. Perhaps you really like the way forms are abstracted and flattened, or perhaps it is the linear divisions in the composition. You take that idea and play with it and interpret it in your own style, how you incorporated those ideas into your work is being inspired.
Now, imagine that same work, and you count how many segments are in the the piece. You try to put them in the same places and make them the same length. You try to match the colors because "you really like them and they look so good." That is copying. There is no YOU in it, you are trying to replicate the work of others. This is not what we want to see, you aren't Jeff Koons after all. (A little APAH humor, seriously, take that class, it's a game changer)
ap art & design
🔖 Unit 1: Course Overview
🍥 Unit 2: Portfolio Design Skills
2.0A Guide to the AP Art and Design Portfolio (Guide 2)
2.1Portfolio Skills and Requirements
2.2Principles of Design for AP2D and Draw
🤔 Unit 3: Portfolio Analysis
3.0Parts of a Portfolio (Guide 3)
3.1Creating a Portfolio
3.3Inquiries and Guiding Questions
💯 Unit 4: Exam Rubrics
4.0Rubrics (Guide 4)
4.2Sustained Investigation Rubric
💡 Unit 5: Tips and Tricks
5.0Things to Know When Taking AP Art and Design (Guide 5)
5.1Plagiarism vs Appropriation
5.2Photographing Work for Submission
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