AP 2D Design Syllabus Fall -2016        


Enloe Magnet HS Klenow

About AP 2D Design; Students take AP Art to create a body of work that is of the highest quality, is self-driven, and at a college level of difficulty.  Students create 12 pieces of 2-d design art connected into a cohesive unifying idea (called a concentration)and 12 pieces which showcase a variety of design skills to the level of collegiate mastery (called breadth). Students are shown work from the ap central site and college board portfolio examples as a model. A variety of media, materials, and design approaches are explored throughout the year.

Students will create a website and post digital images of their work on a regular basis, meeting

deadlines are critical in an AP studio course.



Supplies; Students must purchase a set of their favorite media to use at home (examples; a set of prismacolors, acrylic paint, or pastels) and pay a class fee of $20

To pay online go to; Supply Fee

NC Standards for Art Education

                                                1.01 Plan & Organize for creating art

Summer homework due by Friday 9/2

Introduction to class; procedures, rules, rewards, website

Design name tag for drawer in a style of your choice from art history

Deconstruction book setup; prime cover, glue pages, attach homework list, make folder.

Art Trading Cards -Design 2 sets of art trading cards to share with all students in class.  One set shows black and white with value, the other full color.  Use any media, show your original personal style.

NC Standards for Art Education

6.03  Accept other’s work and ideas as unique expressions of themselves

Show balance, contrast, line, balance of positive and negative space

Homework- Book cover design due 9/16; 1. Name design for book cover- mask out book cover design in tape. Include name or initials.

Technique Tuesday -Continuous Line Self-Portraits from mirror or photo



  NC Standards for Art Education

6.03  Accept other’s work and ideas as unique expressions of themselves

 1.05 Show and evaluate how ideas develop and evolve over a period of time

-Graffiti in Design  Use Markers blend old world and new. Text and line must be about 50% of each genre; Art Nouveau melded with Risk or Maxfield Parrish, Rococo, Islamic Calligraphy


                                                        NC Standards for Art Education

        4.01 Use life surroundings and personal experience to visually express ideas

Torn paper inspired by Fauvism or clean cut paper inspired by Obey

Homework -contour self portraits with texture due 9/30




NC Standards for Art Education

2.01 Explore and discuss unique properties and potential of art materials

Tech Tuesday-Practice value page in book with reverse shading, erase out lights



                                        NC Standards for Art Education

        4.01 Use life surroundings and personal experience to visually express ideas        

-create a new kind of landscape/cityscape-Pattern, depth, value, color -Cubism - Carol Joy Shannon, early Mondrian, Futurism-Open media, choose best

Homework city photoshoots Due 10-14



NC Standards for Art Education

3.02 Recognize apply and evaluate the principles used in composition

Perspective life drawing 11/1-11/10 -Stacked chairs - draw from life.  Show correct use of perspective.  Positive space overload- value and line. Practice drawing in, drawing out, leaving or exaggerating extra line

Homework - Due 10/28 personal object pile; clothing, pile of pillows, books -show texture


Computer Lab 11/14-11/15-How to photograph your work, how to create a website, make an account for Scholastic

Scholastic Independent Study11/16-12/12 - study last years national winners and push yourself to create a new never before seen work of art/technique.  Rough draft due


Homework Website set up Due 11/18 Website update google presentations linked to 8 or more breadth pieces labelled with media and size and concentration button linked to google presentation.

December 9th Homework due- Combine the following; a geometric pattern, a silhouette, a part of a face, a plant/flower, and part of a machine

Scholastic Regional due 12/17

12/13-21 Begin concentration -Study and plan out  your concentration

Winter Break

1/3- 1/6 Concentration -Finish #1

Homework Due 1/6- 7 thumbnail sketches of concentration