Designed for students with a serious interest in art, AP Studio Art courses enables students to refine their skill and create artistic works to be submitted to the College Board for evaluation. This is a portfolio assignment emphasizing quality of work, attention to and exploration of a particular visual interest or problem, and breadth of experience in the formal, technical, and expressive aspects of art. [Students will complete a summer artwork packet prior to the start of AP Studio Art in the fall.] Students must complete and submit the required AP Studio Art Exam Portfolio in the spring.
You may choose to create either a Drawing or 2-D Design Portfolio:
Drawing Portfolio: For this portfolio, students address all drawing issues and mark-making concerns. They can submit not only work in traditional drawing media - pencils, ink, pastels - but also many kinds of painting, printmaking, and other forms of 2-dimensional expression.
2-D Design Portfolio: For this portfolio, students focus on the principles of design. This can include photography and digital work. It can also be comprised of drawings, paintings, prints and any other 2-dimensional art form.
This class will require intense focus and work - both in and out of class. In addition to developing a portfolio, students will be expected to photograph and catalog images of their work, participate in critiques, keep an original visual reference file/sketchbook for developing ideas, study artists, art-movements and terminology.