AP STUDIO ART
AP Studio Art is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP studio art students submit in depth portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP program is based on the premise that college-level material can be taught successfully to secondary school students. The instructional goals of the AP Studio Art program can be described as follows:
- Encourage creativity as well as systematic investigation of formal and conceptual issues.
- Emphasize making art as an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision-making.
- Develop technical skills and familiarize students with the functions of the visual elements.
- Encourage students to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively and critically to their culture through the making of art. AP courses address three major concerns that are constant in the teaching of art:
- a sense of quality in the student's work;
- the student’s concentration on a particular visual interest or problem; and
- the student's need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical and expressive means of the artist.