Welcome to AP Studio Art

Welcome to the AP Studio Art page at Waterford Union High School. To visit the AP Studio Artist’s work, please use the pull down menu’s above to see the student’s works from recent year’s.

Curious about the various approaches to the AP Studio Art Courses… read below.

2D Design

  • Be an informed and critical decision-maker as you develop a portfolio that is personal to your individual talents and interests, while demonstrating mastery of 2-D design principles
  • Explore your creativity and become an independent thinker in your contributions to art and culture
  • Learn to use 2-D design principles to organize an image on a picture plane in order to communicate content.
  • Demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process, such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking. Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course.

3D Design

  • Explore your creativity and become an independent thinker in your contributions to art and culture
  • Be an informed and critical decision-maker as you develop a portfolio that is personal to your individual talents and interests while demonstrating mastery of 3-D design principles
  • Explore sculptural issues and understand 3-D design principles as they relate to the integration of depth and space, volume and surface.
  • Demonstrate mastery through any three-dimensional approach, such as figurative or nonfigurative sculpture, architectural models, metal work, ceramics, glass work, installation, assemblage and 3-D fabric/fiber arts. Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course.

Drawing

  • Be an informed and critical decision-maker as you develop a portfolio that is personal to your individual talents and interests, while demonstrating mastery of drawing principles
  • Explore your creativity and become an independent thinker in your contributions to art and culture
  • Explore drawing issues including line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth and mark-making through a variety of means, such as painting, printmaking or mixed media.
  • Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course.

2D Design: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-studio-art-2-d-design
3D Design: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-studio-art-3-d-design
Drawing: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-studio-art-drawing

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EXAM Time – DUE on EXAM DAY!

AP Studio Artists – ALL OF YOU – Double Check your 12 Concentration Works and the 12 Breadth works… RESOLVE your blog page – EXAM – This is your EXAM! Statement… IMAGES… 12 CONCENTRATION, 12 BREADTH. Make sure it is FINISHED for SHARING with the WORLD. After the end of the year your name is removed from editing… The TWO AP Exam questions will be answered on your CONCENTRATION page.

Final Questions on the Intro Page of your site:

  • What is ONE artwork that really stands out to you as a strong work in your body of works this year. What about it makes you stand back with great pride? How can you use these lessons learned to move more of your work forward?
  • What is ONE artwork that you recommend as a BREADTH work. Give me as many specifics about it as you can. Materials, subject matter, elements / principles you’d focus on… I am STILL looking for NEW ideas.
  • What is a direction that you feel would make for a strong SKETCHBOOK series of works? We are going to be working in the sketchbook as ASSIGNMENTS next quarter so… be prepared for that.

 

AP Exam Questions

“So Mr. Korb, what is OUR AP exam like?”

This question was raised last week with concern over the upcoming (May) AP exam. The answer is short and long.

The LONG of the answer is that we are working on the exam RIGHT NOW! Every work of art that is produced is a part of the larger body of work that can be submitted for the portfolio. Sketches, ideas, thumbnails, 1 week works, 3 week works… all of these are potential submission pieces. These are the reasons this website is up and running. Very little photo manipulation to do as the end of the term comes up. How are your edits coming? Think about ALL the work we have done in the first half of the year. The BREADTH works you have created are: first MINOR Concentration of works (4 of them?),  the Jim Dine inspired Plant drawings, still lives, Art and Fear Drawings, and the NEWEST ones “Of Sailors and Whales.” You have also completed 4 CONCENTRATION works… ALL of this should be photographed, edited, and uploaded in the following pages.

The SHORT of the answer is taking two questions and putting words to the answers. The short answer is actually just as long as the long part of the answer in that you should be WORKING on this OVER and OVER and OVER… until it is JUST RIGHT.

  1. Clearly and simply state the central idea of your concentration .
  2. Explain how the work in your concentration demonstrates your intent and the exploration of your idea . You may refer to specific images as examples.

These seem like SIMPLE questions. However, a good deal of thought and consideration MUST be put into answering them. Please refer to the examples of portfolios that earned a 5 or 6 from the AP Studio Art Website.

Welcome to AP Studio Art Gallery

Hello, and welcome to the test run of the Advanced Placement Online Portfolio and Gallery. Each of the AP Studio Artists will be managing their pages with new and exciting works, both BREADTH and CONCENTRATION as well as their own personal thoughts and feelings about the works as they progress through the semester and year finally onto the great big AP Exam and Assembly of their Portfolios. This is a test run at the project so be ready for a few bumps and bruises along the way. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay and visit often as the work will be coming fast and furious.

Regards,

Frank Korb
AP Studio Art Teacher
Waterford Union High School
Waterford, WI