Advanced Placement 2-Dimensional Design Portfolio and Advanced Placement Drawing Portfolio Taught by Susan Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Advanced Placement Curriculum encourages higher order learning skills, including analytical and reflective thought, a clear intent, a flexible and forward-moving process, a mastery of materials, and an intuitive aesthetic in the production of fine art pieces. Towards the end of the experience, the student is required to submit a portfolio along with a "statement of purpose" and a written explanation of his or her "concentration" to the College Board. The College Board committee will critique and grade the student's work; the expectation being that the portfolio must show mastery of concept and materials and must be college-level quality.
This course is a self-directed studio experience designed for the advanced and highly motivated student. Application of the elements and principles of design and familiarity with art historical models will be utilized as the student manipulates a variety of materials. The student will be required to keep a journal/sketchbook for the development of ideas, a record of visual experiences, for experimentation, and preliminary research; it will serve as a self-portrait (of sorts) as the student grows and develops over the year.