• Course Title: AP Studio Art

    Pre-Requisites: 1 year of High School Art or Instructor Approval

    This class will prepare me for: Additional AP Art Courses (2D Design/3D Design/Drawing) and College!!

    Course Overview 

    In this course you will direct your learning to meet expectations specified by the Advanced Placement scoring guidelines. Course work will guide you to develop a comprehensive portfolio demonstrating your conceptual knowledge, technical skill and design thinking. This course utilizes a variety of media specific to your portfolio type (2D Design, 3D Design or Drawing) 
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to...

    • Apply the artistic process to design solutions to complex creative problems addressing specific skills and concepts
    • Engage in a prolonged artistic investigation of a single concept and document
    • Communicate meaning through artistic decision-making
    • Use the language of art to evaluate a work of art and defend your evaluation with evidence
  • There are 3 different AP Portfolios (Drawing, 2-D Design & 3-D Design). This technically means there are 3 different year-long AP Studio Art classes you can take! Regardless of the portfolio you choose to complete, they all follow a similar format orgainzed around a "Sustained Investigation". A Sustained Investigation (SI) is a series of artworks and experiences led by a single topic or theme. You will be choosing your SI theme for the year and creating artwork exploring your SI. The development of your SI will be guided by 4 concepts: 

    • Technical Skill and Accomplishment
      • Your art-making skills and abilities
    • Inquiry
      • Choosing an SI that promotes curiosity and inspires you to dig deeper into your theme. Inquiry is documented regularly in our sketchbooks/process journals. 
    • Synthesis of Material, Process & Idea
      • The degree to which you can relate how the idea behind your artwork is supported and complemented by the materials you choose to use and the processes you undergo as you develop the work of art.
    • Experimentation, Practice & Revision
      • The degree in which an artist involves these three phases of work into their artistic process.