They should be able to talk about their work comfortably along with the
elements and principles. They should also be able to accept criticism
(constructive) regarding their work as part of the process. My
understanding is that the students need only bring in three of their best
pieces and I try to get the students to choose a diverse amount of work.
I hope this helps.
Becky in NC
From: Beth Goodwin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 4:41 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: PA Governer's School - Advice for students?
I have two students who will be in the second round of consideration for
Governer's School. This is my first year at the high school and I'm not
familiar enough with it to know what they need now. The teacher who was
here before only did shaded pencil drawings, styrofoam sculpture, copper
relief on wood plaques, and lineolum block (peace signs, logos, etc.), so
they don't have an extensive portfolio. Everything good they had already
went in for the first round. They also both have a pastel still life (one
of them already submitted that), an acrylic self-portrait, a collage in
response to Sept. 11th attacks (which I don't think either of them sent in)
, and a 2-point perspective building in water color so far this year. I
guess they've been told to bring more things for the second interview -
especially 3-D one of them told me. I can let them work during class this
month to get done what they will need. ONe of them wants to do a ceramic
sculture and I also suggested a bas relief sculpture in wood and metal. ??
I' m not sure how to advise them and would welcome any suggestions. They
are both talented and bright students who will work very hard to complete
what they need. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Beth