AP Studio Art Syllabus for Students 2013-14

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<p>AP Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design</p> <p>AP Studio Art: Drawing, 3-D Design &amp; 2-D Design</p> <p>2013-2014Ms. Anna Guiles</p> <p>Anna.guiles@pgcps.org</p> <p>Course Description: What is AP Studio Art?</p> <p>The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. AP Studio Art sets a national standard for performance in the visual arts that contributes to the significant role the arts play in academic environments. Each year the thousands of portfolios that are submitted in AP Studio Art are reviewed by college, university, and secondary school art instructors using rigorous standards. This College Board program provides the only national standard for performance in the visual arts that allows students to earn college credit and/or advanced placement while still in high school. The AP Program is based on the premise that college-level material can be taught successfully to secondary school students. It also offers teachers a professional development opportunity by inviting them to develop a course that will motivate students to perform at the college level. In essence, the AP Program is a cooperative endeavor that helps high school students complete college-level courses and permits colleges to evaluate, acknowledge, and encourage that accomplishment through the granting of appropriate credit and placement. (AP Studio Art Course Description, 2008)In the AP Studio Art course, students will work towards submitting either a 2-D Design, 3-D Design or Drawing portfolio for review by the College Board in May. In order to complete the portfolio, students will develop studio practices, decision-making and problem-solving skills and technical proficiency. Students will address three components in their portfolios: Quality, Concentration, and Breadth.Quality: By the end of the year the students portfolio should demonstrate a high level of quality and growth over time of content, technique and process. Students will demonstrate a mastery in concept, composition and execution. </p> <p>Breadth: Students will develop technique, problem-solving, and ideation in a range of artistic media and/or conceptual focus in a body of work. </p> <p>Concentration: Students will develop a body of work investigating a strong underlying visual idea in drawing, 3-D design, or 2-D design that grows out of a coherent plan of action or investigation.Student Portfolios will be submitted to the College Board for grading and possible College Credit. </p> <p>The portfolios were designed by the College Board to reflect the most prevalent college foundation art courses. Students enrolled in AP Studio Art will choose which portfolio they wish to develop and submit. They are as follows:</p> <p>2-D Design: This portfolio is intended to address two-dimensional (2-D) design issues. Design Involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. This portfolio is intended to address two-dimensional (2-D) design issues. Design involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. (AP Studio Art Course Description 2008)</p> <p>Drawing: The Drawing Portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Abstract, observational, and inventive works may demonstrate drawing competence. The range of marks used to make drawings, the arrangement of those marks, and the materials used to make the marks are endless. (AP Studio Art Course Description 2008)</p> <p>3-D Design: This portfolio is intended to address sculptural issues. Design involves purposeful decision making about using the elements of art principles in an integrative way. In the 3-D design portfolio, students should demonstrate their understanding of design principles as they relate 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).from the AP </p> <p>Studio Art Course Description.At our school, the AP Studio Art course will allow students to work towards developing and submitting either a 2-D Design, 3-D Design, or Drawing AP portfolio in May. To achieve this end, the student accepted into the AP Studio art course with be scheduled concurrently in the same class period. Depending on their portfolio choice, students will be given different assignments to develop their Breadth in the fall (1st and 2nd quarters) and work more independently to develop their Concentrations in the spring (3rd and 4th quarters). The Breadth assignments, while varying in media depending on the portfolio, will seek to address similar artistic challenges (i.e. line quality, compositional strategies, positive and negative space, color theory, etc.)The teacher will facilitate four types of critiques to help students articulate their ideas, draw from the input of others and make informed artistic choices. They are as follows:</p> <p>1. Individual critiques: At the beginning of the year to discuss commitment and expectations as well as the individual students desired focus and portfolio. </p> <p>2. Small group critiques: These will be conducted within the group of students completing a given AP portfolio (2-D Design, 3-D Design, or Drawing). The purpose is to allow for a more specialized group of experts to share advice and insight on each others artwork. This also allows the teacher to address issues particular to each portfolio. The schedule for these groups will rotate. </p> <p>3. Whole-class critiques: Students will present their artwork to the entire class, and the class will be prompted to discuss it by the teacher. Students will learn how to articulate defend their ideas and execution and offer suggestions to others. They will also be encouraged to take the advice of their peers and the teacher and edit their work. These may take place in either written or verbal form. </p> <p>4. Self-critiques: Students will evaluate each of their artworks based on the 5 point AP scale and make note of future ideas and improvements. </p> <p>Expectations and Outline:</p> <p>Students are expected to:</p> <p> Come prepared to class. This includes bringing research, homework assignments, sketchbooks and materials. </p> <p> Complete homework assignment and have them ready for critiques </p> <p> Actively engage in all critiques</p> <p> Maintain a strong, independent work ethic.</p> <p> Work through and solve visual problems effectively. Strive to become expert and informed decision makers throughout the art-making process. Refine the ability to draw/render what you see. </p> <p> Understand how art elements and design principles communicate content. </p> <p> Increase awareness of the creative process. </p> <p> Increase knowledge of art tools and materials. </p> <p> Pursue the art making process with a sense of risk-takingbe fearless. First semester (Breadth): </p> <p>1. Units of study are presented to satisfy the Breadth requirement of each portfolio. Students will use a variety of mediums, techniques, and approaches in drawing, 3D design, or 2D design to develop concepts and ideation. Units of study are presented to satisfy the Breadth requirement for the Drawing, 3D Design, or 2D Design portfolios, depending on the student. Critiques and displays of work are ongoing.2. Homework assignments will be given that reflect the ideas, concepts, and techniques that are being addressed in class. 3. Students will work in their sketchbooks to develop and explore ideas, mediums and techniques both in and outside of class time. Specific sketchbook assignments will guide students in their idea generation process. Student will also use the sketchbook as a tool in which to document research of other artists and artistic movements. 4. Students will engage in all 4 types of previously mentioned critiques. Work should be critique ready on the day of the critique. Students who do not present their artwork for critique will earn a failing grade on the assignment. All critiques are mandatory. 5. Ongoing instructional conversations with the teacher will help students develop their work, assessing the strengths and weaknesses in their images, and will provide feedback on how they can further develop their drawings. This will also help students learn to analyze and discuss their own artworks and the works of their peers. 6. Students will meet with the instructor at the end of the semester and discuss their breadth work and determine potential concentration themes and interests that are emerging. Students will begin to identify works that can be included in the Quality section that demonstrate mastery in concept, composition, and execution of drawing, 3-D design, or 2-D design.7. Students will document and save their artwork throughout the semester. Students will present their Breadth work to the class at the end of the 2nd quarter. Second Semester (Concentration): </p> <p>1. Students will work independently at home and in the classroom to develop works for their Concentration portion of the AP portfolio. Students will develop a body of work investigating a strong underlying visual idea in drawing, 3-D design, or 2-D design that grows out of a coherent plan of action or investigation. Critiques and displays of work are ongoing. 2. Students will schedule mandatory meetings with the instructor throughout the semester beginning the first week in January to discuss potential Concentration ideas. </p> <p>3. Students will continue to identify works that can be included in the Quality section that demonstrate mastery in concept, composition and execution of drawing, 3-D design or 2-D design.</p> <p>4. Open-ended homework assignments will be given to allow students to explore their Concentration along with general artistic themes. </p> <p>5. Students will work in their sketchbooks to develop and explore ideas, mediums and techniques both in and outside of class time. Specific sketchbook assignments will guide students in their idea generation process. Student will also use the sketchbook as a tool in which to document research of other artists and artistic movements. 6. Students will engage in all 4 types of previously mentioned critiques. Work should be critique ready on the day of the critique. Students who do not present their artwork for critique will earn a failing grade on the assignment. All critiques are mandatory. </p> <p>Grading </p> <p>Class work: Breadth, Quality and Concentration artwork done in class:</p> <p>50%</p> <p>Homework: Check Ins, Sketchbooks, artist research, written assignments, weekly artwork home assignments</p> <p>30%</p> <p>Assessment: tests/quizzes, critique participation, self-assessments. </p> <p>20%</p> <p>Late Policy</p> <p>Students are expected to turn in assignments on the day they are due and hang them up for Critique. Students will earn a grade for having their work ready for critique. Late work will only be accepted one class period late, and will earn 50% less than the earned grade for the assignment. After one late class period, late work will no longer be accepted and the student will earn a 0% for the assignment. Supplies </p> <p>Most supplies and equipment will be provided by the school, but the following supplies will need to be purchased by each student: Required:</p> <p>2D Design: </p> <p>- 1 black hardbound 8x10 or 9x12 sketchbook with at least 100 pages. (students should purchase this at the beginning of the summer for their sketchbook portion of the summer assignment)- 1 set of drawing pencils including: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and Ebony. </p> <p>- 1 pencil sharpener </p> <p>- 1 box of soft or medium vine charcoal. </p> <p>- 1 package (at least 2 sticks) of black compressed charcoal or conte crayons.</p> <p>- 1 can of spray fixative</p> <p>- 1 roll of masking tape</p> <p>- 1 pair of scissors</p> <p>- 1 glue stick</p> <p>- 1 box of clear pushpins. </p> <p>- 2 large kneaded erasers.</p> <p>- 2 white plastic erasers.</p> <p>- 3 18x 24 canvas boards</p> <p>- 1 set of oil pastels (at least 12)</p> <p>- 1 set of Prismicolor colored pencils (at least 12)</p> <p>- 4 fine tip black Sharpies. </p> <p>- a few (3-7) watercolor or acrylic brushes in various sizes (high quality)</p> <p>- 1 USB flash drive. </p> <p>- 1 small plastic Rubbermaid/pencil box to transport supplies. </p> <p>- Acrylic Paint (artist, not craft) in red, yellow, blue, white and black. </p> <p> - 1 jar of black ink.</p> <p>Drawing: </p> <p>- 1 black hardbound 8x10 or 9x12 sketchbook with at least 100 pages. (students should purchase this at the beginning of the summer for their sketchbook portion of the summer assignment)</p> <p>- 1 set of drawing pencils including: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and Ebony. </p> <p>- 1 pencil sharpener </p> <p>- 1 box of soft or medium vine charcoal. </p> <p>- 1 package (at least 2 sticks) of black compressed charcoal or conte crayons.</p> <p>- 1 can of spray fixative</p> <p>- 1 roll of masking tape</p> <p>- 1 pair of scissors</p> <p>- 1 glue stick</p> <p>- 1 box of clear pushpins. </p> <p>- 2 large kneaded erasers.</p> <p>- 2 white plastic erasers.</p> <p>- 3 18x 24 canvas boards or a pad of canvas paper. </p> <p>- 1 set of oil pastels (at least 12)</p> <p>- 1 set of Prismicolor colored pencils (at least 12)</p> <p>- 4 fine tip black Sharpies. </p> <p>- a few (3-7) watercolor or acrylic brushes in various sizes (high quality)</p> <p>- 1 USB flash drive. </p> <p>- 1 small plastic pencil box to transport supplies. </p> <p>- Red, Yellow, Blue and White acrylic paint. Do not purchase craft paint. Get the artist paint (Lyquitex Basics is a good brand to start with).</p> <p>3D Design: </p> <p>- 1 black hardbound 8x10 or 9x12 sketchbook with at least 100 pages. (students should purchase this at the beginning of the summer for their sketchbook portion of the summer assignment)</p> <p>- 1 set of drawing pencils including: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and Ebony. </p> <p>- 1 pencil sharpener </p> <p>- 1 package of air-dry clay</p> <p>- 1 set of clay tools</p> <p>- 1 package of sculpting wire. </p> <p>- 1 glue gun/glue sticks. </p> <p>- 1 roll of masking tape</p> <p>- 1 pair of scissors</p> <p>- 1 glue stick </p> <p>- 2 erasers.</p> <p>- 4 fine tip black Sharpies. </p> <p>- a few (3-7) watercolor or acrylic brushes in various sizes (high quality) </p> <p>- 1 small plastic/pencil box to transport supplies. </p> <p>- Acrylic Paint (artist, not craft) in red, yellow, blue, white and black. </p> <p>AP Open Studio Policy:</p> <p>As you prepare your AP portfolio over the course of the year, the classroom is open to you as a resource and workspace. You may also come to work on projects during your lunch period. Please DO NOT disrupt my other classes if I am teaching; wait until I am finished and then come in while other students are having studio time. </p> <p>Thursdays are AP studio night each...</p>