Advanced Portfolio DevelopmentCourse Outline
Advanced Portfolio Development is an extension of previous Drawing and Painting courses, but with individualized focii and further development of student artists’ portfolios. Students will explore personal interests and ideas and focus on the creative process. Projects will often include/encompass various curricular disciplines, as well as popular culture and art history and production. Additionally, students will develop a keen awareness of the relationship of the creative process to society, culture, and self, as well as having numerous opportunities for collaboration.
• Sketchbook/Journal: Should contain brainstormed lists, sketches, and ideas, as well as artist influences and artwork related to a specified theme, and reaction and personal commentary on classroom discussions and experiences. While this component will not be “due” as it was in previous Drawing and Painting courses, students should be in the habit of choosing to keep a journal as a means of improving their personal works and recording their artistic journeys. In addition, students will have assignments based upon readings, sounds, and imagery from the Brain Pickings website (see handout on my webpage for more info).
• Assignments: Must be submitted on time and must be COMPLETE (all components)!
• Course text (resources): Various authors, artists, and photographers from periodicals and the web, as well as numerous artists, literary, and popular culture sources
• Portfolio: Students will create both a physical and digital portfolio of their personal works.