Of the 11 students who took the Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio exam in Photography, nine scored a 5 and two scored a 4. This very impressive average score of 4.82 stands out in comparison to the 2018 mean global score of 3.48. Credit Kim Nelson for helping her photography students achieve outstanding results on this exam year after year.
Aspiring artists working under Fine Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes also excelled on the Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio exam, with seven students compiling an average score of 3.86.
Aspiring artists have been challenged at TASIS since its founding in 1956 by M. Crist Fleming, who believed “a love of literature, the arts, and the performing arts is the heart and soul of education.” Guided by Martyn Dukes (Painting), Frank Long (Photography), and Mark Aeschliman (Architecture), 17 students took the IB Visual Arts HL exam and produced an average score of 4.88, topping the world average by 0.40 points. Mr. Aeschliman also helped eight students achieve an impressive average score of 5.71 on the Art History SL exam—0.90 points above the world average.
Special AP Honor: Stanislava Kirsanova ‘19
Congratulations to Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio student Stanislava Kirsanova ’19, who had a piece of artwork selected by the College Board for inclusion in the 2018–2019 AP Studio Art Exhibit. The exhibit is produced annually and aims to showcase outstanding artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the AP Studio Art exam.
Kirsanova's work was one of just 30 pieces chosen from the more than 60,000 portfolios submitted in the spring of 2018. The 2018–2019 AP Studio Art Exhibit will be displayed at different locations around the United States throughout the coming year. More of Kirsanova’s work, alongside other student artwork from what was a very successful exam session for students in both Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio (emphasis on photography) and Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio can be viewed in the Horst Dürrschmidt Gallery in the Şahenk Fine Arts Center.
Read more about Stanislava’s honor here.