* Prerequisite: Advanced Painting & Drawing or approval by instructor AP Studio Art is a very rigorous course that will enable students to develop a portfolio of college level work. Participating students will exhibit high level of art skills, a working understanding of the art elements and principles of design, personal depth, time management skills and great organizational skills. Students will be required to spend at least 1-2 hours working outside of class everyday to fulfill the College Board’s portfolio requirements. This work will be submitted to the College Board in early May and requires that an exam fee be paid in early spring. Students who pass the exam (have their artwork scored as passing) will receive college credit from participating colleges. This course will focus on professional practices such as deadlines and preparation and presentation of a portfolio. Students will demonstrate a high level of creative thinking and critical problem solving skills.
Skills and Assessment: Students will be able to...
Apply the principles of design and art elements to create original works of art
Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of variety of media.
Justify their creative decisions both verbally as well as written.
Demonstrate an advanced level composition.
Demonstrate effective time management skills.
Prepare an original body of work showing breadth in material and content.
Prepare and additional original body of work that focuses on one area of concentration.
Participate in whole class critiques.
Utilize problem solving skills related to artistic creations.