OPEN TO SENIORS WITH DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL
PREREQUISITE: AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF VISUAL ART AT NEW TRIER
1.0 MAJOR CREDIT AT LEVEL 4
PORTFOLIO APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS LATE IN FIRST SEMESTER OF JUNIOR YEAR. PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS MEETS FOR A DOUBLE PERIOD.
Advanced Placement Studio Art is a yearlong college-level art- making and portfolio development experience for serious art students. In this class, students discuss and evaluate their work, explore and formulate new ideas to strengthen the content of their work, and study the work of experienced artists through slides, the internet, field trips, and selected readings. Demonstrations of new techniques are presented on an individual basis to further a student's art making.
Students choose one area of concentration early in the year and prepare one of the following portfolios for submission to the College Board in the spring: Drawing, 2-Dimensional Design (may include photography, computer-generated imagery, painting, etc.), or 3-Dimensional Design.
The intent of the portfolio creation is to help students develop focus, depth, and breadth in their emerging body of work. Self- directed and highly motivated, AP students engage in an ongoing dialogue with their teacher and peers to examine their art- making process and progress. The portfolio development requires professional skill building in digital documentation, scanning, cutting mats, and creating a formal presentation. Students participate in the Nancy Joyce Murray/North Shore Art League Scholarship show in March and the AP Art Festival in May.
Students in AP Studio Art should expect to continue to work on artwork and projects outside of class. This requires a commitment of 3-4 hours per week.