1. Completion of an entry level art class with a grade of 90 or better
2. Successful evaluation of the student's work by the instructor
3. Completion of a satisfacotry number of pieces for the AP Studio Art portfolio in the year preceding enrollment in the actual class
4. Satisfactory completion of summer work
Meet all criteria - Approved
Meet 3 of 4 criteria - Approval Likely
Meet 2 of 4 criteria - Approval Unlikely
Meet < 2 of 4 criteria - Not Approved
This course is designed to guide students in the creation of a portfolio that addresses three major concerns in the study of art:
1. Quality: A synthesis of form, technique and content in the student’s work.
2. Concentration: An in-depth investigation and process of discovery centered on a particular and compelling visual interest or problem.
3. Breadth: A breadth of experience that exhibits serious grounding in visual principles as well as formal, technical and expressive means of the artist.
Students may select drawing and painting, two-dimensional design or three-dimensional design in the submission of their portfolio to the College Review board.
Formal visual concerns, technical skills and conceptual issues are addressed through creative means in both teacher-directed assignments and student-directed projects. The creation of an AP Studio Art portfolio is an involved and personal process of discovery dependent on the student’s unique thinking and problem-solving skills. It is hoped that this course will not only help students to produce an excellent body of artwork, but also will introduce them to the richness of the creative process on a personal level, opening the door to personal discovery and allowing them to make meaningful contributions to the greater culture.