AP Studio Art Gallery showcases work of WMHS students

May 13, 2019 by

Published in the May 13, 2019 edition.

By GAIL LOWE

WAKEFIELD — The Albion Cultural Exchange turned into an art gallery last week when nine members of the Wakefield Memorial High School (WMHS) graduating Class of 2019 and one member of the Class of 2020 enrolled in the Advanced Placement Studio Art program displayed their stunning portfolios at the fourth annual Gallery Show held Thursday night, May 9.

WMHS Visual Arts Director Joy Schilling oversees the program.

The display included the 2-D design work of Matthew Boudreau, Samantha Chen, Bridget Glendye, Kyra Hoffman, Taylor Hubbard, Sara Junta, Isabella Kehoe, Agui Lever, Elizabeth Marando and Emily Sovay.

Advanced Placement Studio Art is a college level course divided into three paths: Drawing, 2-D and 3-D. Each student chooses one path to follow for the school year. Unlike traditional AP exams, the AP Studio Art exam is a graded portfolio that encompasses three different sub-portfolios (quality, breadth and concentration).

As in previous years, the students had been working on their presentations for the entire year.

Schilling expressed both joy and pride when she spoke of the students’ work. “They all work so hard. I’m always impressed with their work,” she said.

Each of the young artists submitted their portfolios of 24 pieces each to the national Advanced Placement Board. They were then rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest score. A score of 5 would give them 3 college credits.

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