Young Artist Mentorship
AP Art and Design Portfolio Coaching
Beginning Fall 2021
Coaching and encouraging students for a successful AP Art and Design portfolio submission!
The AP Art and Design Portfolio
Completing the AP Art and Design portfolio exam can be very beneficial, as students can earn credit to apply to many different colleges.
Whether your school offers the AP Art and Design course or not, you are still eligible to complete this portfolio exam! I will coach any student in completing a successful portfolio and assist you in submitting it to the College Board! If you have a current art teacher, I can also communicate with them about your goals in order to further assist in your success. This is an excellent opportunity for homeschool or online students searching for an independent study as well.
It can be difficult to get your foot in the door of AP Art and Design as a high school student — especially if your school doesn’t offer this course. Do not be discouraged! You CAN complete this portfolio exam if you have the passion to create a body of artwork inspired by an inquiry you are passionate about and adhere to the portfolio exam requirements. Through this program, I will coach you and help you to understand these requirements, providing support and encouragement along the way. I will help you find your artistic voice and guide you through your journey of creating 15 works of art focused on an inquiry question/theme you are passionate about.
Students need not necessarily have prior drawing skills to take the course. Although helpful, 2D and 3D portfolio submissions do not necessarily require drawing elements to successfully complete the portfolio. I will request samples of your work and have an initial consultation with students and parents/guardians.
Ready for AP Art and Design?
Depending on the students’ interests, aptitudes, and skills, I will evaluate students to determine whether they are a good candidate for completing the Pre AP Art and Design track (coaching to better prepare for submission the following year) or the AP Art and Design track (coaching to complete portfolio submission this year). Refer to the chart to see which of the following tracks you align more closely with.
I am excited to work with you at whatever stage you are at in the AP Art and Design portfolio creation and/or submission process!
If the student is on the AP Art and Design track (best for current high school juniors and seniors who are prepared for this challenge), we will discuss which portfolio type is best for the student (Drawing, 2D Design or 3D Design, based on their strengths and interests. There is no urgency to make a portfolio decision at the beginning. It is good to keep an open mind about your possibilities for the first couple of months of our work together.
Rates of Services Provided
Although this program can be customized, based on the students’ needs, I offer a few basic structures. Please let me know if I am able to further customize or combine services for your needs.
Pre-AP Art and Design Mentorship
November 2022 - March 2023
Every other week for 30 minutes
I will be providing instruction and resources every week, as well as providing personalized feedback to the students on their growth and areas for further improvement or practice throughout the year.
$100 per month or $450 (one time in advance)
The AP Art and Design Mentorship
October 2022 - May 2023
Every week for 30 minutes
Students will save their artwork to a Google folder that is shared with me and we will build their portfolio throughout the year to aid in submitting their finished portfolios to the AP College Board. I will be providing instruction and resources every week, as well as providing personalized feedback to the students on their portfolio development throughout the year. This also includes staying in contact via email if additional feedback and/or resources are needed for their personalized artistic journey between sessions.
$200 per month or $1500 (one time in advance).
Note: Past students working with me will receive a 30% discount and current students working with me will receive a 50% discount for this mentorship.
*Families are responsible for paying for the actual AP Exam through the College Board, (appr. $92) as well as any matting they desire for the student's artwork submission. Collaboration for appropriate testing site will be completed prior to beginning mentorship. *See Parent/Guardian resource links below.
In-Person Studio Coaching
In-person studio coaching for the purposes of technique and skill development is available for all students as well. Please let me know if you are interested in personal-focused art instruction to develop specific skills for assisting in artistic goals.
$75 per 1.5 private studio instruction session at Creators Space, *materials included
Note: Current students working with me will receive a discount rate of $50 for this mentorship.
Assembling a Portfolio for College Admission
Whether or not a student completes an AP exam, this is a service that is often requested. When students apply for an art program, they will need a portfolio to accompany their application. Initial review of artwork, critique through email and personal virtual conference, and follow up session to finalize their submission is included.
$60 (one-time fee)
Note: Past and current students working with me will receive this mentorship free of charge.
Please contact me with any questions or to register for a service!
Jess Frisco JessCreatorsSpace@gmail.com [651-274-3881]