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3-D Design Sample 1

AP Portfolio Score: 5

Rationale for Score

The works demonstrate an excellent understanding of and engagement with 3-D design issues.

In this Selected Works (Quality) section:

  • A highly successful use of line, shape, value, repetition, rhythm, and proportion/ scale is addressed in these architectural forms.
  • Both occupied and unoccupied spaces are considered in an inventive manner (works 1, 3, 4, and 5).
  • Technical competence is excellent, and readily available materials—paper, bass-wood sticks, and hot glue sticks—are used expressively.
  • The inventive use of glue sticks as lighting or ceiling features (work 3) demonstrates successful experimentation and risk taking.
  • The sophisticated understanding of 3-D design issues found in these architectural spaces moves far beyond typical four-wall solutions (works 1, 3, and 4).
  • The confident placement of single and clustered paper figure silhouettes engages the viewer with nuanced subtlety, establishes proportion/ scale, and suggests a narrative (works 1 and 3).

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3-D Design Sample 2

AP Portfolio Score: 4

Rationale for Score

The variety of works demonstrates a good understanding of and engagement with 3-D design issues.

In this Selected Works (Quality) section:

  • There is a good use of line, shape, color, and texture within the forms; however, the line and shape of the handles obscure the success within the forms. In addition, the scale of the handle on works 1, 2, and 4 is not successful. The handles do not echo the form; therefore, unity is not achieved.
  • Some clear decision making and intention are evident; the repeating semi-circles mimic the shape of the bowl (work 3), and the throw rings add visual interest to the surface of the forms in work 2.
  • The work shows engagement with experimentation (work 3) and risk taking; works 2, 4, and 5 represent attempts to make complex forms, with uneven success.
  • The thrown vessels demonstrate good technical competence; however, the finishing of the lips, feet and handles is uneven (works 1, 2, 4, and 5).

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