ADV Photo Breadth Activities

Breadth Activities

Creating a variety of images demonstrating a range of conceptual approaches and your understanding of design

Create > OCD Patterns > https://goo.gl/JuqSZD

Create > Food Still Lifes > https://goo.gl/PKiycx

Create > Paper Animal Silhouettes > https://goo.gl/yt3BrY

Create > Clever Prop Ideas > https://goo.gl/FvQOt5

Create > Visual Puns > http://goo.gl/m1kwwn

Create > End of the Story > https://goo.gl/7DzG1D

Create > Hand-colored Photographs > https://goo.gl/M3Ujy1

Create > Living Painting > https://goo.gl/XZB8eY

Create > Scanography Images > https://goo.gl/iCNyrb

Create > Digital Manipulation Images > https://goo.gl/GWM3qM

Create > Photography Quilts > https://goo.gl/lPoZ5s

Create > Forced Perspective Photographs > https://goo.gl/XBWQbd

Create > Photos of Stuff on Photos > https://goo.gl/WDI4OY

Create > Cutout Character Scenes > https://goo.gl/pC9TMz

Create > Eroded Photographs > https://goo.gl/rxYYcP

Create > Submerged Things > https://goo.gl/3ZRbCv

Create > Visual Metaphor > https://goo.gl/jbVzsA

Breadth Activities

Creating a variety of images demonstrating a range of conceptual approaches and your understanding of design

Big Idea:

The work in the Breadth section should show evidence of conceptual, perceptual, and expressive development, as well as technical skill.

Goal:

Submit 12 images representing a variety of works demonstrating a range of conceptual and/or technical approaches

Requirements:

For the Breadth section, you must submit a total of 12 images of 12 different works. Details may NOT be included. All images should be labeled with dimensions (height x width) and material(s).

The Digital Submission Web application incorporates space to include this information.

Your Breadth work should demonstrate exploration, inventiveness, and the expressive manipulation of from, as well as knowledge of compositional organization (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale occupied/unoccupied space and figure/ground relationship.)

I know from experience what must be included to get you a passing score so I’ve designed each studio to cover the following essentials:

    • Work that employs line, shape or color to create unity or variety in a composition
    • Work that demonstrates symmetry/asymmetry, balance or anomaly
    • Work that explores figure/ground relationships
    • Work that develops a modular or repeat pattern to create rhythm
    • Work that uses various color relationships for emphasis or contrast in a composition
    • Work that investigates or exaggerates proportion or scale.

2D Breadth Scoring Descriptors:

Principles of Design > http://goo.gl/g9MQBX

    • Unit/Variety
    • Balance/Emphasis/Contrast
    • Rhythm
    • Repetition
    • Proportion/Scale
    • Figure/Ground Relationships

Elements of Design > http://goo.gl/6TirdH

    • Line
    • Shape
    • Form
    • Space
    • Color/Value
    • Texture
    1. Application of 2-D Design Principles to a Broad Range of Design Problems

Excellent > Score 4

The work shows an excellent application of 2-D design principles to a broad range of design problems

Good > Score 3

The work shows good application of 2-D design principles to an acceptable range of design problems

Weak > Score 2

The work shows a weak application of 2-D design principles to a very limited range of design problems

    1. Originality and Innovative Thinking

Excellent > Score 4

The work clearly demonstrates original vision, a variety of innovative ideas and/or risk taking, and inventive articulation of a broad range of the elements and principles of 2-D design

Good > Score 3

The work demonstrates some originality, some innovative thinking, and purposeful manipulation of the elements and principles of 2-D design

Weak > Score 2

The ideas in the work are unoriginal; the work does not show inventive use of the elements and principles of 2-D design

    1. Range of Intentions or Approaches

Excellent > Score 4

The work clearly demonstrates a broad range of intentions or approaches

Good > Score 3

The work shows a variety of intentions or approaches, although not all are successfully articulated.

Weak > Score 2

The work does not clearly demonstrate a variety of intentions or approaches.

    1. Confident, Evocative Work that Engages the Viewer

Excellent > Score 4

The work as a whole is confident and evocative; it engages the viewer with visual qualities (for

example, verve or nuanced subtlety)

Good > Score 3

Some of the work has discernible evocative or engaging qualities, though confidence is not strongly apparent; conversely, the work may display confidence but not be engaging

Weak > Score 2

There is little about the work that engages the viewer; the work does not convey much confidence

    1. Technical Competence and Skill with Materials and Media

Excellent > Score 4

The work is technically excellent; materials and media are used effectively to express ideas.

Good > Score 3

The work demonstrates good technical competence and use of materials and media; technical aspects and articulation of ideas do not always work together

Weak > Score 2

The work is generally awkward; it demonstrates marginal technical competence and awkward use of materials and media.

    1. Appropriation and the Student “Voice”

Excellent > Score 4

Any apparent appropriation of published or photographic sources or the work of other artists clearly provides a visual reference that is transformed in the service of a larger, personal vision in which the student’s “voice” is prominent.

Good > Score 3

Within the apparent appropriation of published or photographic sources or the work of other artists, the student’s “voice” is discernible; the images have been manipulated to express the student’s individual ideas.

Weak > Score 2

The works appear to be direct copies of published or photographic sources or the work of other artists; there is little discernible student “voice” or individual transformation.

    1. Image Quality (*for Weak and Poor Breadth sections only)

Excellent > Score 4

Good > Score 3

Weak > Score 2

The images are difficult to see properly because they are too small, unfocused, or poorly lighted

    1. Overall Accomplishment

Excellent > Score 4

The work may show a varying range of accomplishment, but overall it is at an excellent level.

Good > Score 3

The work may show uneven levels of accomplishment, but overall it is at a good level.

Weak > Score 2

The work shows little evidence of accomplishment; overall the work is at a weak level.

Breadth Student Samples

AP Studio Art: 2D Design

Course Overview > http://goo.gl/BdULHj

Course Details > http://goo.gl/gyDzy9

About the Portfolio > http://goo.gl/3X1OLK

Exam Practice > http://goo.gl/nQjiWT

About Digital Submission > http://goo.gl/PM6h5W

Digital Submission Web Demo > http://goo.gl/QPA5IO

Digital Submission Web Application > http://goo.gl/Cq5qs

Digital Submission FAQs > http://goo.gl/ZAINwh

2-D Portfolio Samples and Scoring Guidelines > http://goo.gl/yaSVU

Portfolio Tips > http://goo.gl/oYVVOV

ADV Digital Photography

A visual art course emphasizing artistic vision and voice through effective photographic technologies