2D Design - AP Studio
Supplies Needed for Class
Note*** For above syllabus, the syllabus timeline is an example. There is only 24 weeks for the course. Portfolio submissions will take place in early May.
Link to College Board Website
The following videos are from Educator.com/AP Studio Design. The 3 videos describe the Breadth, Concentration and Quality sections of the AP Studio 2D Design Portfolio. As these are only three, there are other helpful videos on this youtube.com page.
This course is designed for students who are interested in creating an AP Portfolio in
either 2-Dimensional Design; 3-Dimensional Design; or Drawing. These courses
augment our curriculum by allowing an advanced level of exploration. Our area schools
offer A, B. and C level courses in these subject areas; Drawing. Painting. Jewelry.
Ceramics; courses also include Sculpture and Design class.
AP Studio art is for students who want to work independently and more in-depth. A
strong interest and high level of self discipline are essential as students will be
personally responsible for setting goals, problem-posing and solving, gaining skills and
self-assessing. Opportunities for individual, partner, and small group projects will be
available. Students will be responsible for keeping a sketchbook, displaying their
artwork and maintaining a process/product portfolio. Students are required to investigate
all three aspects of the portfolio; which include quality, concentration and breath.
Quality art experiences, which include Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Art History and Art
Production, are essential. These experiences will assist students in developing personal
philosophies about art; prompt them to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate artwork;
provide a basis for understanding the historical and cultural influences of art and
encourage students’ personal expression in the making of art.
Through the instruction and modeling of sequential art content, students will use
creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to
successfully apply art concepts in their solutions to posed art problems. Discussions,
reflection and hands-on activities will guide students in attaining these quality art
All Visual Arts courses qualify for the MN required Arts Standard for graduation.