Participants in this workshop will look at and explore the three areas in each portfolio: quality, concentration, and breadth.
The course is designed to assist high school teachers of AP* Studio Art in planning their lessons and preparing their students to successfully develop their portfolios in 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing.
The three Portfolios will be explained and discussed in depth to provide understanding about requirements and organization of portfolios.
We will review the rubrics for each section of the three portfolios to assist teachers to be more effective in evaluating their students' work and empowering their students’ to achieve higher AP scores.
Time will be provided to collaborate and share information and network.
Museum experience will provide curriculum ideas and add strategies to enhancing student artwork.
Hands-on activities will provide creative pursuits and samples to be used with students in the classroom.
Introduction and background
Expectations and rigor of the AP course
Organization of portfolios (Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design)
Future success of the program, reputation and recruitment
Gaining knowledge about the program
Discussing individual expectations
Equity and access for all students
Looking at and analyzing rubrics
Looking at digital images of past work in relation to rubrics
Discussing vocabulary to provide visual understanding
Enhancing curriculum through sharing ideas
Creating a syllabus
Building a reference file
Networking and collaborating
Learning the importance of image selection
Cropping images and digital requirements
Selecting quality pieces
Organizing breath section
Answering portfolio questions
Developing curriculum from museum and gallery visits
Looking at museum teacher resource centers
Discussing other resources for teachers
Discussing use of internet and online research
Developing creative ideas, pushing and stretching
Searching for ways to enhance course curriculum
Looking at successful programs and hand-on activities
Sharing course ideas with fellow teachers
Highlighting student work and sharing sample images
Reviewing the pace of the program
Looking at the benefits of the program for teachers, students and school
Reflecting on personal strengths
Evaluations and the final wrap-up
A sample lesson plan/activity that has proven to be highly successful with visual samples.
Art Supplies that you enjoy working with for Drawing, 2-D, and/or 3D. (Some art supplies will be provided, such as scissors, glue, tape, markers, x-acto knives, etc.)
A small notebook to keep notes in that could also be used to record visual information like small drawings or paintings.