AP Art Portfolios


Ellie Krusemark

AP Art Student Demetra Walmsa explored abstract techniques in her piece.

AP Art students have become knee-deep in their portfolios this winter, and are diving into their themed projects. Each project is unique to the individual, so there’s a large variety of different ideas reflected in artwork.

Cordelia Wolfe
Senior Cordelia Wolfe is researching queer identity throughout time. In her art she started with mythology. “I’m researching queer identity throughout time so I’m starting with mythology. This piece is going to be the center of four pieces that connect to each other. This one is of the Greek God Apollo. The pieces around it are going to be Apollo’s lovers and how they all died tragically,” Wolfe said.

Eleanor Hutcheson
Senior Eleanor Hutcheson wanted to focus on proportions of the face and body. “In this drawing, I was inspired by Copacabana by Barry Manilow. So I drew Lola and I just wanted to focus on [the]textures of her dress. I use a lot of cross hatching to add detail and depth to the person. I just used a lot of [the]different line techniques. I feel like that’s really impacted my art and just filling in the blank space within this object,” Hutcheson said.


Amelia Beutz
Senior Amelia Beutz has been experimenting with the concept of face pareidolia. People with pareidolia interpret random images or patterns of light and shadow as faces. “The most common for people to interpret is the moon and the most commercialized. I keep seeing the Man in the Moon [idea] so I kind of played with this [design] throughout my recent art pieces,” Beutz said.

Lyra Carter
Sophomore Lrya Carter has been working on art with an inspiration from old Renaissance paintings and incorporating modern day issues. “The first one I did was about how artists’ words have been used against them and instead used as evidence in crimes. For the second piece, I [emphasized] a lot [of] problems in society and black culture. I included gun violence, and systemic oppression, which has to do with poverty. For the last one, I did a protester in which I used an artist’s like, his style of like, how he draws people, and simply applied it to modern-day issues,” Carter said.

Demetra Walsma
Junior Demetra Walsma in her art is exploring abstract techniques with the use of a posca pen. A posca pen is a paint marker than helps create sharper lines. “I wanted to push myself by drawing unrealistic-looking people and demonstrating that even if they don’t look human, they’re still beautiful. All of this is related to my current investigation, which is about women’s empowerment and the idea that women can be viewed as objects,” Walsma said.