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Artist: Brittney Benjamin '21

Artist: Brittney Benjamin '21

Advanced Placement Studio Art


DUE : Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 3:00PM 

  • Applicant portfolios must contain all of the


  • 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 and 1 observation drawing of that sculpture

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

    ANY current event from the last year (2022) local, national or international.

    This can include:

     Politics, Sports, Technology, Education, Science, Health, Climate & Environment, 

    Pop Culture, Arts, Books, Movies, Music, Television and Theatre

    #1 - Create a sculpture using any material (traditional and non traditional) 



    Subject of your sculpture:

    A current event from the last year (2022) locally, nationally, international, pop culture, etc…

    1. clear execution of idea

    2. skillful use of chosen sculptural materials

    3. Inventiveness, creativeness, cleverness

    #2 Observation Drawing of your sculpture

    We will provide the drawing material. (Illustration board and graphite)

    • set up your sculpture on a flat surface.

    • Provide a direct light source ( flash light, spotlight, single window, etc)

    • Draw the sculpture with the light source from direct observation, not from a photograph.

    Graded on:

    1.  light and shadow, shading technique

    2. skillful use of graphite and supplied materials

    3. skillful depiction of realism