Portfolio

What is Visual Art & Technology?
VAT Syllabus

All Art classes at Cary-Grove have the same goal... 
for you to create a body of work showing growth in 5 Criteria presented in a Portfolio:
  • Purposeful Exploration
  • Formal Qualities
  • Technical Media Skills
Which leads to improved...
  • Imaginative Expression
  • Meaning & Function 
What is a Portfolio?

The blank template for the portfolio is here
Please save a copy of this to your drive and build it as we go.

This portfolio is constantly updated and changing.  It will be graded at Midterm, Quarter, Midterm & Semester. You can change it as much as you like.  I will help you make it the best it can be.

How do I earn the grade I want?
HERE IS THE LIST  OF WHAT YOU NEED FOR A B OR ABOVE AT MIDTERM


HERE IS THE LIST OF WHAT YOU NEED FOR A B OR ABOVE AT QUARTER.

HERE IS THE LIST of what you need for a B or ABOVE at MIDTERM 2.

HERE IS THE LIST of what you need for a B or ABOVE at the QUARTER TWO/ FINAL CHECK!!!

These are the descriptors for levels of achievement assessed at portfolio reviews
(at Quarter and Semester).
4
A
The portfolio displays artwork that shows evidence of investigating all possibilities and as a whole shows continuous effort, interest and growth throughout.. Portfolio is organized and customized.  Every project is complete and presented with additional attempts, extra work and reflections. The portfolio contains evidence of growth in technique and the programs used in class. The portfolio demonstrates the student’s strong understanding of the 5 criteria and refers to them when reflecting on their work and areas of strength/weaknesses.
3
B
The completed portfolio demonstrates an effort to do what is required for the course. The portfolio contains evidence of all assigned work and matches the checklist provided by the instructor. Portfolio documents evidence of learning all programs used in class and participation in assignments, reflections and critiques. The portfolio demonstrates the student’s understanding of the 5 criteria and refers to them when reflecting on their work and areas of strength/weaknesses.
2
C
The incomplete portfolio demonstrates some incomplete assignments &/or reflections. The portfolio demonstrates participation in class, but student may not have used time wisely resulting in incorrect or unrevised work. The portfolio contains some evidence of growth within the programs presented in class, but work could be improved with revisions. The portfolio shows unclear evidence that the student is familiar with the 5 criteria and does not use them to reflect on their work and areas of strength/weaknesses.
1
D
The incomplete portfolio demonstrates incomplete and/or missing work and is lacking evidence of growth and learning. Portfolio is disorganized. The student often does not participate in class and/or does not use time wisely resulting in work that needs to be revised and/or completed.  The portfolio shows minimal evidence that the student is familiar with the 5 criteria and does not use them to reflect on their work and areas of strength/weaknesses.
Not There Yet
The incomplete portfolio demonstrates little to no effort to participate in the class as it is missing many assignments, reflections and classwork. The portfolio shows little to no growth in techniques & programs because there is not enough work to judge. To earn a passing grade the portfolio needs to be reworked and resubmitted.

Here is an example of an outstanding portfolio from a former VAT student.

Don't forget you can create as many cover pages for your portfolio as you wish. It is a good indicator of your learning in the programs we use.  Create it in Illustrator or Photoshop on a file that is 12" wide by 9.5" tall.  When you complete it, save it as a jpg or png and load it onto the cover page of your portfolio.


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