Portfolio Creation will focus on documenting art work produced in studio arts courses. The course will allow students currently taking an art class or students who have taken an art class to photographically document their work. In documenting their work students will learn photography skills that will highlight the materials, forms, and nuances of the artwork. Two- and three-dimensional works will be photographed using a variety of lighting and staging methods. Students will be required to write an artist statement that articulates their decision-making processes and describes the formal nature of their artwork. The writing and photo documentation will establish the student’s research and prepare them for application processes for BFA programs, artist in residence programs and internships. All students will install an exhibition of their work in an HCC exhibition space and online in a blog, personal website, or collaborative artist website.