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AP® Studio Art

Workshop Description

Teachers will review the NEW AP Art Portfolio programs and requirements as well as Written updates, Clarify for Teachers and Students, and Key Dates for (AP Studio Art and Design) for Teachers. Course Audit information, News about the new offerings and AP Courses Description plus more.

  1. Questions about writing a Thesis in the new description of works, Students will be driven by questions which will be the basis of their images and research. Not lots of writing, succinct, clear writing that tells about their questions and their work.

  2. Question about drawings of sculpture being allowed in 3-D Portfolio submission.

  3. Questions about the 5 pieces and investigation, for all three portfolios, students will submit works of art and design and writing to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas.

Course Outline

  • Introduction of participates and Agenda

  • Inventory of needs and goal objectives from the workshop participates

  • Introductions and Logistics to AP Studio Art

  • Overview of the AP Studio Art Program course outline and the components of each portfolio

  • Discussion on the digital submission at the AP Studio Art reading in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Discussion: Power Point presentation; examine the approach of Drawing, 2D-Design and 3-D Design issues, how to paint with a paint brush stylus on an all-electronic surface.

  • Activity: Participates will create a Breadth of art work, using photographs from a personal experience or event as a visual story as well as a written narrative, to create a Concentration.

  • Activity: Participates will continue to explore the different styles and techniques of visual art using many processes and styles with their photographs. The  participates will also create a visual language from their written narratives, twelve ways to create a concentration, for 2-D, 3-D and Drawing Portfolios.

  • Activity: How to organize your students work as an electronic notebook,  How to use Adobe Photoshop,  drawing apps with 2-D design and drawing compositions and how to evaluate students work using the rubric for the Reading.

What Participants Should Bring:

  • Digital Phone Camera, plus flash drive

  • Any drawing or painting supplies you like to use such as colored pencils, water colors, oil pastels, sharpies…etc.

  • Personal photographs (no larger than 8x10) on regular copy paper

Consultant Bio

Quiquia Calhoun- McLilly as taught AP Studio Art for thirty years of her forty years teaching career with Oklahoma City Public Schools. While teaching at Northeast Academy for Health Sciences and Engineering, she has reserved as a College Board consultant for twenty-five (25) years.

She has been an AP Reader since 2000 and a Table Leader for two years. In addition, she was a Vertical Team writer for AP Studio Art and a panelist at the AP Equity Colloquium in 2003. Received a College Board Southwest Region Special Recognition Award, an Excellent Educator Award from Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, and was Teacher of the Year third runner-up, Oklahoma City Public School District.


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