AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGNThinking About Art Making: Questions for Reflection

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The questions below are provided to students whose work is featured in AP Studio Art resources. The prompts were created to encourage reflection on art making and artistic thought processes. They may help organize and express ideas, and can be used to inspire creation of an artist's statement. Students may respond to any of the questions that are pertinent to what they'd like to share about their work.

  • Would you like to share your ideas about the specific work(s) of art that were selected for display?
  • Would you like to comment specifically on the Quality, Concentration, and/or Breadth section of your portfolio?
  • What were your inspirations for creating art?
  • Which media, techniques, and work processes did you use, and why did you make those choices?
  • What do you intend for audiences to see, experience, and think about when viewing your work?
  • Which are the most successful aspects of your work?
  • What was your inspiration for creating this artwork?
  • What were some of the decisions you faced in creating your artwork?
  • Did you encounter any difficulties when creating your artwork? How did you work through them?
  • Is there anything about your work that you now think you should have done differently? If so, please explain what and why.
  • Did your work involve research? What kinds of investigations and discoveries were involved?
  • How do your works of art relate to each other in terms of visual and conceptual content?
  • How does your work relate to an assignment given by your teacher?
  • How do you describe your artistic style/perspective?
  • How do you define success as an artist?
  • What do you find most rewarding about being an artist?
  • What are some of the most important skills you draw upon to create your work?
  • What are some of the most significant things you've learned through art-making?
  • What is one of the best compliments you've received about your work?
  • What advice would you give to other artists?
  • What are your future artistic plans?
  • Did you experience personal artistic growth as a result of creating the AP portfolio? If so, has that growth affected other aspects of your life?