AP Studio Drawing and PaintingCourse Description:
Junior and Senior art students wishing to do college-level work in studio
art may apply for this class by submitting a portfolio for review in the
month of February of the preceding year. The program is intended for
highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. Work may
be done in any of the eight studio areas: drawing, painting, printmaking,
photography, design, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. Advanced placement
work involves significantly more time and work than most high school
level courses; senior students must enroll in one other art studio class
concurrently. (2nd year AP students may substitute AP Art History as a
second Visual Art class). Approximate cost: $40 (Painting, Drawing, and
3D), fee plus the additional expenses for film ($20) and processing ($20)
per semester: 2D-Photography $60.Enduring Understandings:
- Artists communicate sensibility and meaning through visual & performing arts.
- Artists manipulate their medium(s) to construct meaning.
- An artist's ability to listen and interpret affects his or her ability to understand the art form.
- A level of proficiency is necessary to communicate an artist's intent.
- An artist's use of skills and techniques is a continual, repetitive learning process.
- Artists present finished products or performance.
- The critique process can lead to heightened awareness of aesthetics.
- Critiques promote the use of art vocabulary.
The critique process is a valuable analysis of what takes place intuitively.
How do form, content and context express and influence meaning?
Assessment Prompt: Support with evidence how form, content and context express and influence meaning.
How do elements (nouns) and principles (adjectives) facilitate the creative process?
Assessment prompt: Evaluate the use of elements and principles in facilitating the creative
How do skill and technique enable the creative process?
Assessment prompt: Evaluate the role of skill and technique in enabling the creative
How do we use critique to inform our art?
Assessment prompt: Analyze the role of critique in informing art making.Course Academic Vocabulary:
Course Units / Topics of Study:Self Investigative artwork that directly relates to the area of concentration, a requirement of the AP College Board Portfolio.
Copy right Laws
Quality artwork selected from the concentration section or breadth section for the AP Colleg Board Portfolio.
Breadth artwork created with the directive of the following possibilities, a requirement of the AP College Board Portfolio.
- Watercolor- Resists and Dissolves
- Mask Relief
- Field Museum Visual Texture Investigations
- Dreams Interpretation
- Musical Interpertation
- Psychological Interpretations
- Sociological Interpretations
Biomorphic DesignSewn Line