• AP Studio Art


    AP Studio Art is a highly rigorous and challenging Art class.  It will push your limits in terms of concepts, creativity, composition, technique, and execution.  The work load is high volume and fast paced.  At the end of April you will be submitting a body of work that will be 20 of your best work, to the College Board for grading and scrutiny.  Your artwork will be placed against the best in the nation, so regardless of your current talents and skill, I will be constantly pushing you to reach higher, stretch further, and really step outside of yourself.  If you pass the AP exam you will earn college credit for the class.  Students should be self-motivated and willing to work hard and keep up with the pace set for the class as outlined in the class calendar.  Students should expect 3-5 hours of homework per week on average. To be eligible to enroll in this course, student's are expected to have received an A or B in all of their 1-2 and 3-4 art classes, along with a teacher recommendation.  Any beginning and advanced art classes here at Chavez can feed into AP Studio. This class is rigorous and challenging, and very fast paced. However, if you have the desire and skill needed, it is an amazing journey and experience.  
    There is a $30 dollar fee per semester for this class.  $60 for the year.  This fee covers all the many supplies, paints, papers, etc. associated with this class. 
    Unlike other art classes, the AP Studio exam isn't a big test at the end of the year that students study for and take.  In this class we send in a portfolio of all the work we have done through out the year.  Our artwork is then judged, and based on how good it is, scores are given.
    The AP Studio portfolio is divided into 2 parts: Selected Works and Sustained investigation.
    Selected Works SECTION (5 pieces) 
    The Selected Works section is 5 pieces that we physically mail into the college board to be judged.   They are judged on their technical mastery as well as their synthesis of Ideas, materials and processes.  These 5 works can be anything, including but not limited to pieces from your investigation section.
    Sustained Investigation SECTION (15 images) 

    For this section students are asked to make a commitment to the thoughtful investigation of a specific visual inquiry or question.  To document their process, they should present a number of conceptually related works that show  growth and discovery through PRACTICE, EXPERIMENTATION AND REVISION, as well as synthesis of Ideas materials and processes.  Students get to choose their own visual inquiry to pursue, which can be quite the challenge.  it needs to be something that interests the student, and will continue to interest the student the entire year.  It needs to be something visual that the student can explore and grow into.