Over the course of the year, eleven AP Art students have collectively created 264 works of art. They are excited to exhibit their work for fellow artists at the Albion Cultural Exchange as well as the public during the second annual AP Art Gallery Show on Thursday May 18 from 5:00-8:00pm.
Most pieces are for sale. Come support our student artists and celebrate their accomplishments. We hope you can join us!
What is AP Art?
Advanced Placement, or A.P., Studio Art is a series of courses that are divided into three paths: Drawing, 2-D and 3-D. Each student chooses one path to follow for the school year. Unlike traditional AP exams, the AP Studio Art Exam is a portfolio that encompasses three different portfolios: Quality, Breadth and Concentration.
The Breadth portfolio consists of 12 different pieces of art. These demonstrate the student’s ability to incorporate a multitude of different techniques and subject matters. The Breadth portfolio is meant to show versatility and overall risk-taking and a student voice throughout 12 different, unassociated pieces.
The Concentration portfolio is comprised of 12 different works of art that demonstrate the student’s ability to develop original ideas through a variety of pieces that relate to one central idea. The College Board is looking for growth not only in technique but also in the development of the concept that the student has chosen to focus on.
The Quality portfolio consists of five of the best pieces of work that showcase technical and conceptual skill. These can come from either the Breadth or Concentration portfolios or can be completely new pieces. These works are physically sent to the College Board to be judged by experienced artists and art teachers.
Students will be graded by the College Board on each portfolio individually and by different artists who do not see the other portfolios. These three scores are then averaged together to get one final score which is what the students will receive and higher scores will earn college credit for the students.
The Wakefield Public Schools Visual Arts Department hosted Visual Arts Night from 6:00-8:00 on Tuesday April 11 at the Americal Civic Center. This display showcased the artwork of Wakefield’s students in grades 1-12 with approximately seventy high school students demonstrating drawing, painting, working on the potter’s wheel, creating computer graphics, and 3-D Printing.
Wakefield High School Art Department was the first group to display art at the Albion Cultural Exchange “First Thursday Downtown” on June 2, 2016 from 6-8pm. The Cultural Exchange has plans to host an event on the first Thursday of every month for people to come downtown and enjoy local Art, Culture & Commerce in Downtown Wakefield.
Here are some photos from last night’s event.
The Albion Cultural Exchange has an open main floor gallery with natural light pouring in from palladium windows and is in the heart of Downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street.
The inaugural, “First Thursday Downtown” is scheduled for Thursday June 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. at the Albion Cultural Exchange and will feature young up and coming artists from the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department.
“On May 19 we showcased the work of our graduating seniors and now it’s time to present our upcoming talent.” said Joy Schilling of the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department and Albion Cultural Exchange Committee. The Albion Cultural Exchange has an open main floor gallery with natural light pouring in from palladium windows and is in the heart of Downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street.
First Thursday’s Downtown is just beginning and the Albion Cultural Exchange is looking to add in various monthly community partners to participate in First Thursday’s Downtown. If your business or organization is interested in participating, please contact the Cultural Exchange through the website www.albionculturalexchange.org or by attending one of our events.
First Thursday’s Downtown is brought to you by the Albion Cultural Exchange.
On April 15, 2015 the WHS Visual and Performing Art students presented their talents to grades 1-8 during Visual and Performing Arts Day. VPAD is an annual event when students from middle and elementary school get to see the many courses and activities waiting for them in high school. WHS students were pleased to show off their hard work, display their talent and entertain everyone with their creativity and originality.
VPAD reinforces the positive impact art has on your life and the world you live in.
Visual Arts Night is quickly approaching! Once again, we will be partnering with the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield to host two shows at the Americal Civic Center on Tuesday April 14 from 6-8 pm.
The school portion is in the Drill Hall and the ACW portion is in the Heritage Room. This display will feature work from artists 5-65 years old! Come down to the Civic Center and meet the artists.
WPSVisual Arts is excited to display the awesome work our students have created this year and to have high school students demonstrating techniques in graphic design, illustration, television production, photography and ceramics. We hope to see you there!
The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield partnered this year with Wakefield Visual Arts for Arts Night on June 11. The school portion was in the Drill Hall and the ACW portion was in the Heritage Room. This display featured work from artists 5-65 years old! Enjoy the photos from the Heritage Room.