AP Drawing: AP 2-D Design: AP 3-D Design: $65 Lab Fee This course is designed for highly motivated, advanced art students who have demonstrated a serious interest in the study of art. Ideally suited for students who work well independently, the course will focus on the preparation of a portfolio of artworks that exhibit quality, concentration in an area of visual interest or problem solving, and breadth of experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of an artist. The portfolio addresses a broad interpretation of formal issues. Students will prepare and submit portfolios based on objectives that reflect the format and requirements established by the College Board for Advanced Placement Studio Art. Advanced Placement college credit and/or placement may be awarded if a qualifying exam score is achieved. All students enrolled are required to take the Advanced Placement Art: Studio Art Drawing, 2-D Design or 3-D Design Exam. Website: www.apcentral.collegeboard.com AP Art Scores: 6= Excellent 5= Strong 4= Good 3= Moderate (Passing Score) 2= Weak (Failing Score) 1= Poor (Failing Score)
AP Studio Art addresses three major concerns that are
constants in the study of art:
Quality- A synthesis of form, technique and content in the student’s work.
Concentration- An in-depth investigation and process of growth and discovery centered on a particular and compelling visual interest or problem.
Breadth- A breadth of experience that exhibits serious
grounding in visual principles as well as formal, technical and expressive means of the artist.
AP Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design
AP Drawing Concentration Score: 6
2-D Design Concentration Score: 6
3-D Design Concentration Score: 6
3-D Design Concentration Score: 6
AP Studio Art Concentration Preparation A concentration is an investigation of a specific visual idea. It is a series of works connected both visually and conceptually that reflects your growth and discovery. It is important for you to decide your concentration within the first two weeks of school so that you have enough time to create quality art works to fulfill your AP portfolio exam. Further, your art works should show strength in its focus and direction . To that end, choose a concentration that reflects your passion for something—be it, literature, music, social issues, political, personal or religious. It can reflect, humor, irony, sarcasm, sweetness or any emotion you want. Please start your investigation by researching THREE artists, from three different centuies who explore ideas that interest to you. One should be a living, contemporary artist. Use the following link for your research:http://smarthistory.org/ State the medium in which they worked and state why these artists caught your eye. . Artists: (medium ) (why I am interested in him/her). 1. 2. 3. Research and print three good examples from a series of work they have completed. Here is an example: ( cut out examples and glue in a sketchbook book)Kehinde Wiley (painter) AP Drawing and 2-D Design Summer Assignment
List up to three mediums that you prefer to work with:
List up to three mediums that you wish to learn more about or wish to become proficient at:
Now is the time of reckoning: DECIDE ON YOUR CONCENTRATION. (This is not set in stone)
Here are some examples of possible concentrations.
1. A series of expressive personal experiences.
2. Interpretive self-portraiture and figure studies that emphasize exaggeration and distortion.
3. Abstractions in landscape
Please brainstorm ideas by thinking of some big ideas. For example: Identity Power Nature and Culture Heroes Spirituality Relationships Poverty Materialism Beauty Stereotypes Aging Idealism Conflict Celebration Social Order Etc.
Think about what interests you. What is your passion??? Create a list of 4 possible concentrations themes based on your passions and interests.
Below, list your top choice theme. Create a second list of at least 5 images or symbols that you associate with that idea.
Here is an example:
definition of perfection
sense of inner and outer strength
cruelty to animals for make-up
Symbols or Imagery:
From the above, choose a potential (not set in stone) big idea for your
concentration. How would develop this theme? Write down several ideas (at least five) for a series of
thumbnails. Continually develop your idea by writing, sketching, brainstorming and sharing thoughts with
your parents and friends. Work at developing your theme as far as you can.
Materials: Think about which medium would best portray your idea. Which media are best suited to express your theme/ big idea? Develop a series of 6 well thought out and complete drawings in this sketchbook. Your drawings should investigate one big idea and should consider and demonstrate the 4 C’s: Content, Composition, Color and Contrast. Focus on specific symbols or imagery that explore your idea. It is important that you show growth and progression with each drawing. Create one drawing per page. Because this summer work is very intensive and will impact your work for the entire school year, it is worth 400 points and will be designated the very first grade of your school year in AP Studio Art. Please understand that the more time you dedicate to this summer research work, the easier your life will be next year. Remember, choose a big idea that you are passionate about! You will dedicate yourself to this idea for an entire year! The completed research pages plus the six well developed drawings need to be completed to earn the 400 points. Good Luck! Work Hard! Work Smart! Work like a true artist!!! I look forward to working with you, supporting you in your art, and encouraging you in “ thinking outside the box”! See you in September! Sincerely, Ms. Justyne Fischer
AP 3-D Design Summer Assignment
AP Studio Art: 3D Design Summer Assignment
Your summer project has three parts:
Looking at art
Reading and thinking about artists whose work you identify with
Making at least one artwork.
Your work on these summer assignments is due at the end of the first week of school.
The assignments will be graded, and will make up a significant portion of your first
Museum/gallery/studio visit: Visit at least one place where art is being exhibited. Spend some time there and write descriptively about the place and the work. In your sketchbook, write about the show/work in general, including at least a page each about two different 3D objects that particularly interested you. Do a full-page drawing of each of these objects. Describe them in detail. Describe materials and techniques used. Write about how the object made you feel and what it made you think about.
(There is lots to see at any of the art museums downtown! Other options include galleries in the area, which you can find by looking in the paper or even the phonebook. The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria is a great place to visit, if you’ve never been.)
2. Research sculptors: Find two sculptors whose work really interests you. Research their work in books, on the Internet, or in person. Describe the issues they explore in their work in your sketchbook and document it with drawings and pasted-in photographs. You may choose any sculptors that interest you, but a list is provided below for your convenience:
Auguste Rodin Ruth Duckworth (ceramics)
Constantin Brancusi Deborah Butterfield
Henry Moore Richard Serra
Dan Flavin Jean Arp
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Julio Gonzalez
Claus Oldenburg Barbara Hepworth
Andy Goldsworthy Maya Lin
Martin Puryear Robert Smithson
Anish Kapoor Kiki Smith
Magdalena Abakanowicz Jeff Koons
Eva Hesse Robert Arneson
Marisol (Escobar) Jackie Winsor
Louise Nevelson Marcel Duchamp
Isamu Noguchi (ceramics & sculpture) Ana Mendieta
David Smith James Turrell
Choose at least one of the following projects and complete for critique during the first week of school:
Using any debris from your life (clothes, papers, food containers, cosmetics, reading materials, etc.), assemble the materials into a life-size self-portrait bust (actual or metaphorical) in relief or in the round. You can use any available means (tape, glue, string, staples, screws, etc.) for attaching the materials.
Using only natural materials (twigs, grasses, pods, stones, leaves) and twine or string, create a container. The container must be at least 10 inches in one of its dimensions.
Make a temporary environmental installation addressing any of the following: time, viewpoint, pathways, celestial events, social issues. Document your installation in photographs and drawings (-- video an option, too). See work by Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson.
Evolving form – create three objects whose forms are related yet different from each other. Each object must be at least eight inches high. These can be vessels, figures, or abstract forms. Work in clay, and preserve for firing in August.
Please contact me at any time during the summer if you have any questions! I check my email regularly. If I am away on vacation, I might not get back to you immediately, but I will be in touch as soon as I return.