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Artist: Brittney Benjamin '21

Artist: Brittney Benjamin '21

Advanced Placement Studio Art


DUE : FEBRUARY 9, 2024

(Periods AM-8, drop off House 4 seating area)

  • Applicant portfolios must contain all of the requirements 

  • No late portfolios will be accepted.

The Advanced Placement Studio Art course at NRHS is a college level studio experience designed to challenge highly motivated art students. The course involves assembling a portfolio and submitting it to the College Board in early May for an evaluation. A student who receives a high score may receive college credit or advanced standing in college, depending on the policy of the school they attend.

AP Studio Art requires a serious investment of time and effort. Unlike most art courses, most of the work is done during free time or at home, because class time is often devoted to criticism and discussion. The course is especially useful for students interested in applying to art schools or studying art in college, but open to anyone who has taken NRHS art classes.

The fee charged by the College Board for evaluating portfolios is approximately $93.00. A substantial reduction is available, thus no student should decide against taking the course for monetary reasons. 

Admission to A.P. Studio Art is based on a portfolio review by all of the Art Department staff. Interested students should submit the required portfolio digitally no later than the date above.

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Any questions regarding this portfolio, please ask your current art teacher or Ms. Schomber, Mrs. Brock or Mr. Seaboldt.  

AP Studio Art Application Portfolio Requirements

Portfolio Requirements

THEME - “Breaking News and Headlines”

1 sculpture 


1 observation drawing of that sculpture

What do we mean by “Breaking News and Headlines” ?

ANY current event from the last year (2023)

 local, national or international.

This can include:

 Politics, Sports, Technology, Education, 

Science, Health, Climate & Environment, 

Pop Culture, Arts, Books, Movies, 

Music, Television and Theatre

Show your Skills - artworks will be judged baked on the following:

Sculpture (3D) 

strong use of ANY sculptural media 

mixed media is allowed

any scale

Drawing (2D)

media must be black & white 

(pencil, pen, charcoal, colored pencil suggested)

strong observation skills, line work, 

Light & Shadow (Values)

at least 8x10” scale

AP Art Information Session

The AP Art Information Session will be on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 after school in Room 434

Students interested in learning about the AP Art Programs are encouraged to attend to learn more about the programs, ask questions, and acquire an portfolio materials