AP Studio Art: Drawing – 0844AP Grades 11 – 12 1 Credit Full Year
This course is designed for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in rendering forms and surface manipulations. AP Studio Art: Drawing demands significant commitment to the investigation and interpretation of drawing issues and media. 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 assessed on (1) a sense of quality in a student’s work; (2) the students’ 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 the 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. The Drawing Portfolio may include both abstract and observational drawings in any media. More focus is placed on use of mark-making than in AP Studio Art: 2-D Design. Prerequisite: Grade B+ or better in Portfolio or Senior Inc., a teacher’s recommendation and sample of the student’s strongest artwork, submitted to the teacher of the AP course for approval.