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AP Studio Art

For new and experienced AP teachers, this workshop includes College Board resources, released exams and student samples

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Align their instruction with the goals of the AP Studio Art course
  • Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation
  • Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course
  • Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction

Workshop Materials

At every AP Studio Art workshop held by the College Board, each participant receives a copy of the Workshop Handbook, which contains:

  • AP Studio Art Course Description
  • AP Course Audit information
  • Sample syllabus for AP Studio Art and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Studio Art free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines and commentary)

Curriculum Module: Encouraging Self-Expression

The essays in this curriculum module are written by teachers who have successfully found ways to encourage students to pursue ideation through personal voice. Each of the assignments relies heavily on individual discourse with students. Teachers use guiding questions that help students explore and grow as they become more comfortable with the development of personal ideation. Chapters include:

  • Ideation for the Concentration: A Simple Approach
  • 3-D Self-Portrait Teapot
  • Memorializing a Personally Significant Event Through Text and Imagery
  • The Line Goes for a Walk
  • Narrative Self-Portrait

Note: Curriculum module materials reflect important topics in AP courses, and the materials are meant to provide teachers with resources and classroom ideas. However, curriculum module materials should not be taken as an indication that a particular topic will appear on the AP Exam.

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