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    Hey guys!

    So by the title this post is pretty self-explanatory... Bascially, I am moving to a new school to start Year 12 and I finally want to take art since it's my one true interest. The only drawback is that I need an Art grade B or above or an assessed portfolio. I'm sure that if I stick to a plan, I can produce a portfolio but my only question is how should I go about doing this? Can anyone provide me with some step-by-step instructions or guide? How long should this be? Is there anything I have to focus on?

    I talked to the art teacher at school and she recommended this:
    - Use mixed media
    - Include my own photos
    - Produce small-scale and large-scale work
    - Take inspiration from artists and produce work based on that

    Anyways, I'd appreciate you guys helping me out since I finally want to focus on art and leave behind the sciences and math that I hate!
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    Hey guys!

    So by the title this post is pretty self-explanatory... Bascially, I am moving to a new school to start Year 12 and I finally want to take art since it's my one true interest. The only drawback is that I need an Art grade B or above or an assessed portfolio. I'm sure that if I stick to a plan, I can produce a portfolio but my only question is how should I go about doing this? Can anyone provide me with some step-by-step instructions or guide? How long should this be? Is there anything I have to focus on?

    I talked to the art teacher at school and she recommended this:
    - Use mixed media
    - Include my own photos
    - Produce small-scale and large-scale work
    - Take inspiration from artists and produce work based on that

    Anyways, I'd appreciate you guys helping me out since I finally want to focus on art and leave behind the sciences and math that I hate!
    Hey!

    (Original post by camilaguerrero)
    Hey guys!

    So by the title this post is pretty self-explanatory... Bascially, I am moving to a new school to start Year 12 and I finally want to take art since it's my one true interest. The only drawback is that I need an Art grade B or above or an assessed portfolio. I'm sure that if I stick to a plan, I can produce a portfolio but my only question is how should I go about doing this? Can anyone provide me with some step-by-step instructions or guide? How long should this be? Is there anything I have to focus on?

    I talked to the art teacher at school and she recommended this:
    - Use mixed media
    - Include my own photos
    - Produce small-scale and large-scale work
    - Take inspiration from artists and produce work based on that

    Anyways, I'd appreciate you guys helping me out since I finally want to focus on art and leave behind the sciences and math that I hate!
    Hey!
    I'm an A level student doing Art and I think I can help you with this
    A Level art is quite demanding, if you really like art and are willing to spend most of your frees at 6xth form and at home working on your project; then go for it. I also have to say that art at a level is completely different to gcse art in terms of expectations, getting a good grade in igcse is fairly easy whereas getting it in a level is extremely complicated since after all it's Advanced Level art you'd be taking.
    Before deciding to take art a level, I would recommend you talking to some friends of yours that have done GCSE art because they can guide you with the presentation of your prep sheets etc.
    as to your portfolio, I have just applied this year to unis for architecture and I have had to produce portfolios and send them to all of my choices.
    If your 6th form college has specific requirements on how you should present your portfolio, then follow those, otherwise I'd include 10-15 pieces that showcase your skills using different media's (pens, pencil, paint, lino, etc.) I would recommend you to chose a specific topic for your portfolio and explore that, my concept was buildings, maybe yours could be faces, objects or whatever you feel most confident working with.
    critical analysis (aka study of an artist) is when you explore an artist's ideas and ways of expressing them and you adapt them to your topic.
    good luck and don't hesitate to ask me if you have any other questions
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    Hey!
    I'm an A level student doing Art and I think I can help you with this
    A Level art is quite demanding, if you really like art and are willing to spend most of your frees at 6xth form and at home working on your project; then go for it. I also have to say that art at a level is completely different to gcse art in terms of expectations, getting a good grade in igcse is fairly easy whereas getting it in a level is extremely complicated since after all it's Advanced Level art you'd be taking.
    Before deciding to take art a level, I would recommend you talking to some friends of yours that have done GCSE art because they can guide you with the presentation of your prep sheets etc.
    as to your portfolio, I have just applied this year to unis for architecture and I have had to produce portfolios and send them to all of my choices.
    If your 6th form college has specific requirements on how you should present your portfolio, then follow those, otherwise I'd include 10-15 pieces that showcase your skills using different media's (pens, pencil, paint, lino, etc.) I would recommend you to chose a specific topic for your portfolio and explore that, my concept was buildings, maybe yours could be faces, objects or whatever you feel most confident working with.
    critical analysis (aka study of an artist) is when you explore an artist's ideas and ways of expressing them and you adapt them to your topic.
    good luck and don't hesitate to ask me if you have any other questions
    AW THANK YOU! This was very helpul and if I have any questions I will be sure to ask you! :grin:
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    (Original post by camilaguerrero)
    AW THANK YOU! This was very helpul and if I have any questions I will be sure to ask you! :grin:
    no problem
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