AP Studio Art Summer Syllabus 2015-16

Welcome to AP Studio Art! We look forward to an exciting, productive and creative class. This is a rigorous college level course. Keep in mind that you are making a commitment to meet deadlines, to attend class every day and to devote a large amount of time to your work outside of class.

Summer work is to help you. It is not busy work. Make it true to your ability. Don’t just do it because you have to, do it because you love to make stuff.

The work you make (sketches etc.) CAN and will be used in college and AP Art Studio Portfolios. Doing it will make your life easier for next year. The more work you have the better it will be for you and your portfolio. Being able to edit is a good place be in , especially if you are doing early applications for college

Relax. Have fun with it

2 final projects and sketchbook work (Group I Assigned, Group II Open, and Group III Digital using Google Classroom)

1. Tools

Composition, Composition, Composition

Make a rendering of tools and / or hardware. Arrange the objects to create an engaging composition. Stress the mechanical qualities of the objects. Augment the lighting for maximum contrast and high sheen reflection. Students are to use graphite on paper in addition to interpreting the tool project using different mediums their sketchbooks.

 Graphite

Any size and proportion under 18”X 24”

2. Spirit Animal

Research native mammals of New Jersey and make multiple sketches in your sketchbooks for your data. Complete a work incorporating your animal in your life. Invent, Interpret and use visual reference.

Any Medium

Any size and proportion under 18”X 24”

Sketch journal ideas/suggestions for assigned and optional digital sketchbook groups

  1. Sounds over a course of an hour
  2. Mapping out a day
  3. Non-dominate Hand Drawings
  4. Light and Shadows
  5. X-rays
  6. Echoes
  7. Mathematical Equations
  8. Crowd scenes/Mobs/Mass Groups
  9. Man-made vs. Organic
  10. Plant Compositions
  11. Bird’s Eye/ Bug’s View
  12. Animal Skins
  13. Kitchen Memories
  14. Furniture
  15. Political Issues
  16. Favorite Junk Food
  17. Ignored Spaces: Examine and draw an unusual interior. For example, looking inside of a closet, cabinet, refrigerator, inside your car, under the car’s hood etc. as possible sources
  18. Look at yourself in a spoon - draw the distorted image 
  19. What happens when a 6-foot tall squirrel shows up in your yard?
  20. Answer these questions with an image. Arrange these images in a composition that communicates your identity. Open media. At age six I was ________ At age twelve I was _______ Now I am ________At age 25 I will be ______  At age 75 I will be ______ What would you see if you grew wings and flew over our town? What if your big toe became its own person?

  1. Shoe Portraits: Arrange a still-life of your family members’ shoes. You should include at least three shoes - go for interesting shape, design, texture, color.

  1. Cluster of Bottles: Group several different sizes and heights of bottles and containers. Draw them as a congregation of people. Convey volume using a wide range of tonal change. Convey a sense of transparency and distortion thru the glass. Play with the compositions. Place and overlap. (IE: battle scenes, boxing matches, Shakespearean play etc.)

  1. Crowds: Make a rendering of a group of people. You may use photos as reference for body positions and character. The photos must be images you took, not from the internet. Relate all the figures to a common environment. Work with visual dialogue whether its harmonious or with tension. Pay attention to proportion, perspective and structure. Strive for a range of value. Any medium

  1. Inside looking out / outside looking in: Make an image exploring the idea of inside/outside. In this image you will take the view point of seeing from the inside looking out and /or outside looking in. Record or image what you see (ie: you are a cat’s tonsil about to eat a mouse-you are large intestine about to dissolve calamari tentacles-you are home alone and hear a noise from the closet, what do you see when you look in?)`

  1. New Yorker Cover:  Design an image intended as a New Yorker Magazine cover. Do not use text unless part of the art work. Research cover designs. This is to illustrate anything but must have intent and a story. See image reference below.

http://www.google.com/search?q=new+yorker+magazine+covers&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ToXnTdrmLqb40gHT1dSJCw&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1105&bih=603

  1. Wrapped and unwrapped: a series of drawing/images of opening out and unfolding of that, which is wrapped.  Play with composition, placement and overlap. The series are to consist of at least 3 different stages. May be combined into one piece or 3 separate works.

  1. Stories and Myths: Research a myth and develop an image illustrating the story.

Possible sources: Scandinavia "The Wolves of Ironwood",  Pawnee "Wolf Spirit", Inuits "An Arctic Sea Demon" and "A Lesson of Darkness", Blackfeet "The Adulterous Moon", Navajo "Changing Woman", Ancient Greece "Monsters of the Sicilian Sea" and "The Barely Mother", Ancient Rome "Fana, the Chaste Maid" and "Dianaâs Moon Children",  Chukchi (Siberia) "The Reindeer Maid", Pacific Islands "The seeds of the Aoa", China "Chinese Seed-Birds" and "Moon Toads", India "A Hare in the Moon" and "The Blood of Creation" and "The Lake of the Moon", Hottentot (South Africa)"The origin of the Harelip", Lithuania "The Parting of the Sun and Moon", Germany "The Tale of Hyuki and Bil (Jack and Jill)" and "The Champion Drinker" and "Mistletoe, the Fruit of the Oak" and "A Man in the Moon", Algeria "The First Tears", Columbia "Moon Waters", Wales"Talesin, Birth of a Poet" and "St. Dwnywenâs Ice" and "Sitting on the Moon", Denmark "The Snow Queen", Great Britain "Tales of the Oak Spirit", Nigeria"A Nigerian Moon Tale", Burma "The Magic Pestle"

Make a list of possible concentration ideas in your sketch journal.

CONCENTRATION:

You should be thinking about and developing your concentration idea during the summer. Your concentration will be 12 pieces of related works of art, and will be the focus of the AP Studio Art class next year. You can access information about the concentration section of the AP Studio Art portfolio at the College Board website under the course description for AP Studio Art (2D design and drawing see below).

Keep your sketchbook and camera with you at all times!

Record, Sketch and Document images to be used in the future.

I will collect summer work the first week of school. All work should be done with grace and honor.

 

Grading policy for summer work

2 Projects will be graded using a modified AP Rubric (see below).

Weekly Sketchbook Assignments

-Upload weekly to Google. Must be done (total of 10 “drawings”)

-Quality of sketches –make them seem right to you. Make them so you learn something. Make them matter to you. Do not worry. Just do it.

Visit the AP College Board website. www.collegeboard.com/ap

2-D info

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-studio-art-2-d-design

Drawing

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-studio-art-drawing

 AP Studio Art
2010-2011
Required Supply List:

1 Sturdy Portfolio
Approx. 24”X 30”

Memory Sticks


Moleskin Sketchbook
5" x 8"
cheaper thru Amazon

Recommended List:

*Visit museums and galleries
*Look as much as possible

Keep in Mind

AP Studio Art Grading Rubric

  1. Follow Assignments/Preparation

A = Excellent attention to stated goals, objectives and concepts.

B = Good understanding of stated goals, objectives and concepts.

C = Fair understanding of stated goals, objectives and concepts.

D = Poor understanding of stated goals, objectives and concepts.

F = There is little or no understanding of stated goals, objectives & concepts.

  1. Technique/Craftsmanship

A = Work demonstrates excellent control of media and pride of workmanship.

B = Work demonstrates good control of media and pride of workmanship.

C = Work demonstrates fair control of media and pride of workmanship.

D= Work demonstrates poor control of media and pride in workmanship.

F = Work demonstrates little or no control of media & pride in workmanship.

  1. Originality/Creativity/Aesthetics

A = Work demonstrates excellent control of media and pride of workmanship.

B = Work demonstrates good control of media and pride of workmanship.

C = Work demonstrates fair control of media and pride of workmanship.

D = Work demonstrates poor control of media and pride in workmanship.

F = Work demonstrates little or no control of media and pride in workmanship

  1. Participation/Effort

A = You have exceptional focus and take an active role in your own learning.   There is exceptional use of class time including critiques and clean up. Homework reflects more work than is required.

B = You have good focus and take responsibility in your own learning. There is good use of class time including critiques and clean up. Homework reflects exactly what is required.

C = You have fair focus and take some responsibility for your own learning. There is fair use of class time and some participation in critiques and clean up. Homework reflects some effort.

D = You have poor focus and take little responsibility for your own learning. There is poor use of class time and almost no participation in critiques and clean up. Homeworks are poorly done.

F = You have not focus and take no role in your own learning. You do not attend class regularly and/or class time is wasted doing little work. There is no participation in critiques and clean up. You do not do your homework.