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AP® Studio Art

Workshop Description

The AP® Summer Institute will be a valuable resource for teachers in connecting middle and high school students to a higher level of learning in the visual arts.  It 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.


Teachers will have an understanding of Advance Placement Studio Art Program to help students to prepare a portfolio.  The teachers will learn a variety of old and new approaches to visual art styles and techniques, abstraction, expression, and the investigation of the principles and elements of Drawing, 2-D-Design and 3-D, art standards.


The institute will provide lesson ideas for three levels for student learning; emerging, proficient, and advanced.  These levels will not necessarily correspond to a particular grade level.  Teachers will view a power point showing works in a portfolio demonstrating a Breadth and a Concentration of conceptual compositional and technical works of art, to address a very board interpretation of drawing, 2-D Design and 3D issues. Photography and various drawing and printing techniques will be incorporated in the activity lessons.


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 AP®proach 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 photogrAP®hs 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:

  • PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

  • PERSONAL ART MATERIALS YOU LIKE TO USE (BUT ART MATERIAL ARE FURNISHED, AND PAINT BRUSH STYLUS)

  • FLASH DRIVE

  • I-PAD OR COMPUTER

Consultant Bio

Quiquia Calhoun has taught AP® Studio Art for twenty-eight (28) years of her thirty-eight (38) years teaching career with Oklahoma City Public Schools. She received her BA of Art and Education (Pre-K to Grade 12) from Oklahoma City University in 1977 and a Masters in Clothing and Textiles from Oklahoma University in 1978.


While teaching at Northeast Academy for Health Sciences and Engineering, she has served as AP® Studio Art National Consultant College Board consultant for nine (9) years. Quiquia was selected Southwest Region AP® studio Art Teacher of the Year in 1998. She has been and AP® College Board Reader since 2001. In addition, she was National AP® Vertical Team Guide Co-Author for AP® Studio Art and panelist at the AP® Equity Colloquium in 2008. Previously, she received an Excellent Education Award from Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and was a Teacher of the Year nominee in the Oklahoma City Public school District.


In 2009, Quiquia completed AP® Summer Institute Workshops at the following locations: University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, and Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Texas at San Antonio, Pharr-San Juan- Alamo, McAllen, Texas, and New Mexico Highlands University.


Registration for this course is now closed. Please use the form below to receive notification when new course dates are available. We hope to see you next year!


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