Welcome to AP Studio
Choose from one of these three portfolios. Each portfolio has 3 sections in which 18-24 works (depending on the portfolio chosen) will be created and submitted to the college board for possible college credit. This course is extremely challenging not just in the learning and creating of thoughtful works but also very time challenging. Students must be willing to put in work outside of class in order to be successful and stay on time with assignments. Prerequisites include Studio I and at least 1 other advanced course (painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic arts, etc) but it is strongly suggested you take many more classes prior to this course. The more you know the better you do!
2-D Design Portfolio

 

Design involves purposeful decision-making about using the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. In the 2-d Design Portfolio, you should demonstrate your understanding of design principles as applied to a two-dimensional surface. The principles of design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, and figure/ground relationship) can be articulated through the visual elements (line, shape, color, value, texture, space). Any 2-D process or medium may be submitted, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, printmaking, etc. Videotapes, three-dimensional works, and photocopies of you work in other media may not be submitted.

 

3-D Design Portfolio

 

Design involves purposeful decision-making about using the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. In the 3-d Design Portfolio, you should demonstrate your understanding of design principles as applied to depth and space. The principles of design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, and figure/ground relationship) can be articulated through the visual elements (mass, volume, color/light, form, plane, line, texture). These issues can be explored through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. Examples of approaches include figurative or nonfigurative sculpture, architectural models, metal work, ceramics, and three-dimensional fiber arts, among others.


 

Drawing Portfolio

 

In the Drawing Portfolio, your mastery of drawing can be demonstrated through a wide range of approaches and media. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and the illusion of depth are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include arrangement of the marks, and the material used to make the marks are endless. Any work submitted in the Drawing Portfolio that incorporates digital or photographic processes must address drawing issues such a those listed above, as well as mark-making. Using computer programs merely to manipulate photographs through filters, adjustments, or special effects is not appropriate for the Drawing Portfolio.