Author Archives: Mr. Elam

AP Timeline: Realism to Dada

You are to construct an original timeline.  The timeline must do the following things: The timeline must include the required artworks, artistic periods, and historic dates listed below. The timeline must demonstrate the sequential nature of some of these events. The timeline must also demonstrate the overlapping nature of some of these events.  How you […]

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IB Comparative Essay Part 2

For this week’s assignment, we are starting the first parts of the comparative essay.  By Monday, you should accomplish the following goals: Write the background material for work 3.  Give us information about the artist’s history, art movement, personal style, … Continue reading

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IB Finalizing the Exhibition Portfolio

We need to add the finishing touches to your Exhibition Portfolio. Add the final pages, including any artwork that was not already included in this document.  For each artwork, you need to create a page that should have the following … Continue reading

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AP Mega Super Extreme Tableaux Vivant

There are really two reasons we do Tableaux Vivant. The first is to make you truly consider what the important details of an artwork are – if someone could only show you a select detail or two, what would those … Continue reading

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IB Creating the Exhibition Portfolio

We need to start creating the Exhibition Portfolio. In the Exhibition Portfolio Folder, create a new PowerPoint (or equivalent) labeled Exhibition Draft.  If you already have one from last year, you are just adding to this. The first step is … Continue reading

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IB Comparative Essay Part 1

For this week’s assignment, we are starting the first parts of the comparative essay.  By Monday, you should accomplish the following goals: Create your title page.  Include the following info:  Comparative Essay, Candidate Number, and Personal Code.  Under no circumstances … Continue reading

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Critique: Bar at the Follies Bergere

Write a critique of the attached artwork.  For your convenience, the title of the work and the artist’s name are included in the name of the file.  Feel free to do a little research if you need to. We need … Continue reading

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AP Bonus Tutoring Review

We will have 3 Saturday sessions where we will review older content, in preparation for the AP Exam.  These sessions will be a mixture of traditional review as well as review games.  Food will be provided (more on this later), … Continue reading

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IB Final Draft of the Process Portfolio

So it is here at last, time to wrap up this part of your IB submission.  Please note, even if you are not submitting this year, I still want you to go through the checklist and participate in this assignment. … Continue reading

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AP Sacred Spaces

The following is a released question which appeared on an AP test a few years ago.  Your assignment is to fully answer the question being asked of you, as if you were taking an AP test.  You are allowed (and … Continue reading

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