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Re: High School portfolios

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Judy Grochowski (jfgro)
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 13:12:20 -0500

Hi all,
I was recently at a weeklong teacher's institute at Milw Institute
of Art and Design, during which we had a presentation on what they look for
in a portfolio. Of course, again, this varies from place to place, but a
couple of things I was really pleased to hear were that they welcome group
collaborative pieces (documented through photos) along with the students
comments on their portion of the assignment, (I liked this, because I tend
to do at least one group piece a semester, and they are usually time
intensive-so it was great to know that those carry a value in a portfolio-as
well they should IMHO) as well as 3D work being welcomed-in fact, one of
their scholarships had been awarded to a student who had exclusively 3D work
in her portfolio. I'm not saying that they prefer this; this school has
majors in Industrial Design and Sculpture, though, and so may be more open
to looking at 3D work. They agreed too, that drawings should be from life,
as opposed to working from photos. Some students also found cfeative ways to
showcase their sketchbook work.
Judy Grochowski
Greenfield High
Greenfield Wisc