Exhibit: Middletown High School: Advanced Placement Studio Art
The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the creative talents of students from the Appoquinimink School District’s Middletown High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Class in an exhibit from March 30 to April 30, 2021, in the Foundation’s Visitor Center Gallery. Visitors will get a chance to see what these promising artists have accomplished over the past school year to complete their AP Senior Portfolios.
Each art student enrolled in Middletown High School’s AP Studio Art course is required to create a 24-piece portfolio by the end of their senior year. The art students have selected ten of their best art pieces for display with the advice of their art teacher Brianna Shetzler. A variety of mediums will be exhibited in the gallery including drawing media, painting media, fabric dye, and cut paper.
On Thursday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., the community is invited to a meet and greet with the artists and their teacher during the Opening Artists Reception to be held in HOF’s Visitor Center Gallery.
*Artwork by Nadia Breakie
AP STUDIO ART Course Overview
The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolio exams—2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing—corresponding to the college foundation courses. Portfolios allow flexibility of coursework while guiding students to produce college-level quality, artistic investigation, and breadth of work. The Drawing portfolio addresses issues such as line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth, and mark-making. Students' portfolios demonstrate skills and ideas developed, refined, and applied throughout the course to produce visual compositions. Students may choose to submit any or all of the portfolios. Portfolios are evaluated based on standardized scoring descriptors aligned with skills and understanding developed in college foundation courses. The portfolios are submitted electronically in May. The course is administered by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.