Opinion please: AP Art

Well, I'm going to be in AP Art this coming semester and I wanted opinions on what type of portfolio I should construct. I have a choice of either 2-D or 3-D art. I'm really use to 2-D art, and have more experience in this type of art. I wish I could do a 3-D art portfolio, but I don't really have skills in sculpting, sewing,etc. I mean I could learn, since I do have a few weeks before class starts, and I do know some basics when making 3-D art. Like I know how to hand sew, and am willing to learn how to use a sewing machine, I also have made clay sculptures for art class before. I really want want to do 3-D art, because you could always incorporate 2-D art into it, like designing patterns, etc. So what do you think I should do?

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2 replies since 30th July 2010 • Last reply 30th July 2010

I think you should definitely do what you are most comfortable with, however you also want to keep yourself inspired and motivated with what you're doing. If you have no real inpsiration to continue with 2-D, then you should definitely do 3-D. Buuuut, if you are good with 2-D and are still excited to create work in that area then do that. (... and I say that assuming that your 2-D art would be a higher quality than 3-D, because you are more experienced in that field.)
I'm not 100% sure, but can you still do some 3-D projects in the 2-D portfolio? For some reason I thought those projects could go into the breadth section. (But definitely check on that because I'm not sure.)
Either way you will need somewhere around 30 quality pieces to be graded in June. It's a lot of work to do, and I think it helps a lot to choose something that interests you.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the college board wants 100% original work. If you take 2-D, then you cannot draw from other people's pictures. You can, however, take your own pictures and draw from that, and still life drawings are fervently encouraged also. (Just a reminder... I wasnt sure if you were already in the habit of doing original work or not.)

Hehehe... I'm kind of long-winded. Sorry. Happy
I hope that at least helped a little!

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you could combine the two, but drop has it right.

They want 100% original

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