Black and White Portfolio Assessment

Please hand in the following:
o This assessment sheet
o Your entire portfolio of 5+ drawings and any thumbnails/sketches you wish

Technical Skills
Exceeds the Standard
o Craftsmanship and presentation of the drawings as a whole is high quality.
o Forms are VERY believable and drawings show great mastery of media application.
o Your work CLEARLY demonstrates great effort in mastering different media. (This will be determined through both the drawings themselves and observations of work in class)
o All work has been carefully/thoughtfully signed.
o Drawings have been spray fixed if chalk pastel or charcoal was used.
o Papers are very tidy, with no smudges, wrinkles or bent edges.

Meets the Standard
o Craftsmanship and presentation of the drawings as a whole is good quality.
o Forms are believable and drawings show great mastery of media application.
o Your work demonstrates good effort in mastering different media. (This will be determined through both the drawings themselves and observations of work in class)
o All work has been signed.
o Most drawings have been spray fixed if chalk pastel or charcoal was used.
o Papers are tidy, with few smudges, wrinkles or bent edges.

Partially Meets the Standard
o Craftsmanship and presentation of the drawings as a whole are of inconsistent quality. Volume of shapes is not clear.
o Drawings have not been spray fixed.
o Papers are messy, with smudges, some wrinkles and/or bent edges.

Does Not Meet the Standard
o These drawings are not complete and/or do not come close to meeting the criteria of the project.
o They are unacceptable in regards to presentation and craftsmanship.

Creative Problem-Solving
Exceeds the Standard
o Great attention has been paid to finding very dynamic compositions that make excellent use of your entire piece of paper. You have evidence that you explored more than one possibility before determining a final composition.
o Your work shows excellent experimentation with media and subjects.
o There is excellent use of value (light and shadow) to show the volume of your object.

Meets the Standard
o Attention has been paid to finding good compositions that make good use of your page.
o There is good use of value that shows the volume of your objects.

Partially Meets the Standard
o The compositions are less than dynamic.
o There is unclear use of value to show the volume of your object.

Does Not Meet the Standard
o This project does not meet the criteria of the project. It is unacceptable and/or incomplete.


Reasoning/Thinking Skills
In the space below, please justify your placement on the above rubric for BOTH the technical and creative problem-solving standards. Use specific references to help explain your reasoning. Each justification should be at least 3 to 4 complete sentences. Use the back of the sheet as necessary to complete your answers.

1. Technical Skills Justification:


2. Creative Problem-Solving Skills Justification:




3. Please give a brief commentary/summary of your experience with each of your drawings. Include a thumbnail sketch (adjust box proportions) and list the media used:
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4. In general, are you happy with your portfolio? What would you do differently next time? Do you feel like this project challenged you?






5. You had about five weeks worth of classes to complete this portfolio. Do you feel the self-pacing worked for you? Did you like being about to choose subject/media? Which drawing experience was your favorite and why?





6. When all portfolios are turned in, we potentially will have FORTY-FIVE drawings in the studio. (Wow!!!) How do you think we should critique these drawings?/How would you like others to talk about your work? How do you think we should display these drawings? Grouped by artist? Jumbled?