This is a face-paced course dedicated to helping you prepare a 2D Design Portfolio, 3D Design Portfolio, or Drawing Portfolio for review by the AP College Board. AP Studio Art courses are designed for students who are seriously interested in preparing a portfolio, whether for admission into an art program or for future work goals.
There are three sections to the portfolio: Quality (shows skill), Breadth (shows range), and Concentration (shows development of one cohesive idea).
This course asks you to work diligently in class, with a project critique every two weeks, and also outside of class, with an additional work of your choosing created every two weeks and critiqued by the class.
There are three portfolio options: 2D Design, 3D Design, and Drawing. 2D Design focuses on the dynamic use of compositional space and color, whereas Drawing (also two-dimensional) focuses more on the quality of marks made. 3D Design focuses on the dynamic use of three-dimensional space and relies on great documentation photography to communicate the spatial relationships between the form and the negative space surrounding it. AP students should be very familiar with the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. It is recommended that you have taken or are concurrently taking at least one other upper division art course.
Please make sure you get the summer work from Ross.
Pre-requisite: Intro to Art, plus one other art course (can be concurrent)