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The exam:

This exam is essentially a two part exam: Part 1- Create an ePortfolio, and Part 2- Document the process.

For this exam you must have an account on Pathbrite.com and be familiar with many of the tasks for photo documenting your work, file organization, and working with the Pathbrite service. These are all tasks we've used in this class to date.

The Process:

    1. Collect all of your artwork (at least 20 works of art), your sketchbook, and any video, photos, etc. that you may have of you and your artwork.
    2. Select your 20 best works of art and make a list of them which includes (Use Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel for this):
      1. The title of the work
      2. The date (year is fine) of completion
      3. The media
      4. The dimensions of the work (ex: 18" (height) X 24" (width) where "=inches). Measure the actual image only if there is a lot of additional space, such as a mat, around it.
    3. Photograph all work that has not already been adequately photographed for this class (Usually your old work needs to be re photographed to improve the quality of the images).
    4. Crop the images of your artwork in Photoshop to include the artwork only and iliminate extraneous visual information (like countertops, carpet, bedding, etc.).
    5. Rename the files with <YourName>_<ArtworkTitle>.
    6. All Artwork images should be saved as a JPG file (most cameras do this automatically).
    7. Photograph your 10 best pages in your sketchbook. (These pages should reflect your research and experimentation so try to strike a balance between sketches, illustrations, and notes/journaling.)
    8. Create a ten-page PDF with the photographs of your sketchbook.
    9. Name or rename your PDF file, <YourName>_<SketchbookSample>.
    10. Log in to Pathbrite.com
    11. Begin your portfolio creation documentation on Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
    12. Click on the "Create Portfolio" link with the plus sign on the right side of you home screen. (This is "Step 1" of your portfolio creation documentation.)
    13. Title your new portfolio, "Fine Art Portfolio."(This is "Step 2 " of your portfolio creation documentation-continue this process for the rest of the portfolio creation as you go.)
    14. Use the buttons on the right of the page or drag and drop your files and follow the steps to upload each of the images of your artwork.
    15. Move the pointer over each image and select "Edit Item," and fill in the information for each image in the right-hand pane as follows:
      1. In the "Title" box add the title of the work of art.
      2. In the "Description" box add the year of completion, media, and dimensions of the artwork.
    16. Use the buttons on the right of the page or drag and drop your Sketchbook Sample into the appropriate space to add this to your portfolio.
    17. Move the pointer over of your Sketchbook Sample and select "Edit Item," and fill in the information for each image in the right-hand pane as follows:
      1. In the "Title" box add the title, "Sketchbook Sample."
      2. In the "Description" box summarize the research and practice seen on these pages.
    18. Share you newly created portfolio with your instructor.
    19. Upload your "Portfolio Creation Documentation" to the "Portfolio Creation" assignment on Pathbrite.com.