AP Studio Art: 3-D Design – 0843AP Grades 11 – 12 1 Credit Full Year
This course is designed for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art. AP Studio Art: 3-D Design is intended for highly motivated student who are seriously interested in sculptural issues. In the 3D Design Portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of design principles as they relate to the integration of depth and space, volume and surface. Students are able to show an enduring understanding of 3-D design through any three dimensional approach, including, but not limited to, figurative or nonfigurative sculpture, ceramics, glass work, assemblage and 3-D fabric/fiber arts. The final assessment for AP Studio Art is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. AP portfolios are assesses on (1) a sense of quality in a student’s work; (2) the student’s concentration on a particular visual interest or problem; and (3) the student’s need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical and expressive means of the artist. The student’s work should reflect these three areas of concern: quality, concentration and breadth. Since this course is a rigorous introduction to college studio art courses, students will need to work outside the classroom, maintain a sketchbook or a journal, and participate in ongoing group and individual critiques. By signing up for this AP course, students agree to submit the associated AP final portfolio. Prerequisite: Grade B+ or better in Sculpture and Pottery 2, a teacher’s recommendation and sample of the student’s strongest artwork, submitted to the teacher of the AP course for approval.