Category Archives: Portfolio Art & AP

Congratulations Lindsey!

Congratulations Lindsey for receiving a full scholarship to The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA! Reppin’ Yo!!!

Vocabulary

Define/explain the following and put your list on the Writing page of your WordPress sites.

Honors/Portfolio Art Vocab list

  • Aesthetics
  • Agency
  • Antecedent
  • Appropriation
  • Assemblage
  • Avant-garde
  • Biedermeier Aesthetic
  • Binary Oppositions
  • Bricolage
  • Collage
  • Conceptual art
  • Connotation
  • Denotation
  • Context
  • Cubism
  • Dada
  • Degenerate art exhibition/Entarte Kunst
  • Deconstruction
  • Reconstruction
  • Detourné
  • Dérive
  • Flânuer
  • Diaspora
  • Epistemology
  • Ethnocentricy
  • Ethnography
  • Expressionism
  • Futurism
  • Haptic
  • Hegemony
  • High Art
  • Ideology
  • Impressionism
  • Low Art
  • Linear Thinking
  • Mimesis
  • Modernism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nihilism
  • Palimpsestic
  • Palimpsestuous
  • Pentimento
  • Paridigm
  • Pastiche
  • Pluralism
  • Pop Art
  • Postmodernism
  • Readymades
  • Reactionary
  • Semiotics
  • Studium
  • Punctum
  • Sous Rature
  • Surrealism
  • Structuralism
  • Post Structuralism
  • Tactile
  • Visual Culture
  • Vitaly Komar & Alexander Melamid
  • Zeitgeist

Archiving your work

ARCHIVING YOUR ARTWORK FOR WORDPRESS

STEP 1:  PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK

  • 2D WORK: hang flat against a wall at eye level out of direct light
    • Make sure wall is clean and free of clutter
  • 3D WORK: place on table/counter out of direct light
    • Make sure table/counter is clean and free of clutter
  • Set up your tripod if desired
  • Attach camera to tripod and make appropriate adjustments if desired
  • Turn off the Flash on your camera
  • Fill view finder with art work
    • Physically get as close to your work as possible so that your entire work fits in the view finder and the least amount of wall/table is in the frame
  • Focus camera if needed
  • Take image 
  • Email your photo to yourself or use a cable to get your images on your computer. IMPORTANT – send the larger or largest file size to yourself so you can edit in Photoshop.

Step 2: SCANNING YOUR WORK – SMALL 2D WORK

  • Place artwork/sketchbook face down on scanner bed and close lid
  • On desktop double click EPSON SCAN
  • MODE: choose PROFESSIONAL MODE
  • Make sure the settings are as follows:

  • Click PREVIEW
  • SELECT ONLY YOUR ARTWORK then click SCAN

SAVING SCANS: 

STEP 3: UPLOADING IMAGES TO COMPUTER

  • Create a folder on the desktop title it your name/originals
  • Create a second folder to save your edited images.

STEP 4: EDIT IN PHOTOSHOP

  • Open PHOTOSHOP
  • FILE: OPEN SELECT IMAGE
  • CROP out wall/table around art work. Photo should now only include your artwork.
  • OPTIONAL: IMAGE click AUTO TONE / AUTO CONTRAST / AUTO COLOR
  • IMAGE SIZE RESOLUTION: 100 LONGEST DIMENSION: MUST BE 8” EXACTLY
  • FILE SAVE AS NAME .JPEG

STEP 5: UPLOADING TO WORDPRESS

  • Go to WORDPRESS.COM and sign in to your website
  •  Go to ARTWORK PAGE click EDIT click ADD MEDIA
  • Click UPLOAD FILES SELECT FILES –  hold CTRL key down and SELECT IMAGES you want to upload click OPEN
  •  Click CREATE GALLERY (left hand menu bar) make sure images you want to upload have a check mark in the upper right hand corner
  • Click CREATE A NEW GALLERY (lower right hand corner)
  • GALLERY SETTINGS keep as is
  • Click INSERT GALLERY (lower right)
  • Click UPDATE

NOTE: Sketchbook work goes on the Sketchbook page and Art Work goes on the Art Work page. Newest work goes on top.

WELCOME BACK!

I hope you had a restful summer!

Here’s to an exciting and productive 2017 – 2018 school year!

AP Art Survivors

Congrats to Dani, Margo & Cat for surviving AP Art this year!