Pre-AP workshop will be a valuable resource for teachers in connecting middle level (7-8 grade) students to a higher level of learning in the visual arts. This summer workshop will give teachers the strategies and tools they need to engage their students in the development of higher visual studio art skills and computer knowledge for emerging and proficient students who would like to work towards future high school art credit.
Teachers will have an understanding of Vertical Team Pre-AP and Advance Placement Studio Art Program to help students to prepare a portfolio starting at the middle level creating a mini portfolio. The teachers will learn a variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, expression, and the investigation of the principles and elements of art standards.
The Pre-AP workshop will provide lesson ideas on how to create a Breadth and Concentration based on College Board Vertical Team standards. Teachers will view a power point showing works in a portfolio demonstrating a breadth of conceptual compositional and technical works of art, to address a very board interpretation of drawing, 2-D Design and 3D issues. Photography, Computer lessons and Drawing styles, plus innovative techniques will be incorporated in the activity lessons.
Quiquia Calhoun has taught Studio Art for twenty-nine (29) of her forty years (40) teaching career with Oklahoma City Public Schools. While teaching at Northeast Academy for Health Sciences and Engineering, she has served as a College Board consultant for twenty (20) years. She has been an AP Reader for 11 years and a AP Table Reader Leader for two (2) years. In addition, she was a Vertical Team writer for AP Studio Art and panelist at the AP Equity Colloquium in 2003. Previously, she received a College Board Southwest Region Special Recognition Award, and Excellent Educator Award from Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, and was a 2 x Teacher of the Year nominee in Oklahoma City Public School District.