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RE: AP Studio question/combining classes


From: Rebecca Stone-Danahy (RebeccaStoneDanahy_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Mar 06 2002 - 07:05:46 PST

Photography can be included in the 2-D portfolio as long as the emphasis is
on 2-D design. It may also be included in the drawing portfolio if there is
mark making on the print.
Becky in NC
As far as combining classes, I would think twice about having too much going
on at once unless the kids are superb and can absolutely work independently.
I teach AP and advanced at the same time and I can tell you that some days I
am ready to pull my hair out. This week for example, I introduced xerox
transfer and newspaper collage with a political theme to AP while
introducing a hand building project in clay to also include throwing on the
wheel with my advanced. It is pretty crazy teaching more than one class at
a time.

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Subject: Re: AP Studio question/combining classes

In a message dated 03/05/2002 5:11:13 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

is it possible to combine students:
   add photo kids in to round out the numbers?
       can they submit their entire portfolio using photography (for all the
sections of
       a 2D Design portfolio)??? or must they have some drawings, etc.
I know this sounds dumb but I can't seem to figure this out from all the
books I have gotten at the conventions I've been to so far.
Also, can you combine drawing portfolio kids in with kids who are doing 2D

I haven't read anywhere that you can't use photography for the 2-d portfolio
but if it was all photography then I would assume that it might not get a
high score. Photography for my students is one of their classes and they
use about 2-3 pieces in the portfolio. They will probably come out with a
Photo portfolio sometime soon. I would make some calls or go to the website
and ask.

All of my A.P. students are in combined classes. They work independently
and with some assigned works. I keep them very busy and right now we have
about 3-4 students who are done and are refining their portfolios. Many
students are not good at independent work so choose your students carefully.

Ken Schwab
San Jose CA ---