Studio Art AP Drawing/Painting Portfolio

  • Grades 11, 12

    This AP course will address three major concerns that are constants in the teaching of art: (1) a sense of quality in a student’s work; (2) the student’s concentration on a particular visual interest or problem; and (3) the student’s need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist.

    This portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means. Many works of painting, printmaking, and mixed media, as well as abstract, observational, and inventive works, may qualify. The range of marks used to make a drawing, the arrangement of those marks, and the materials used to make the marks are endless.
    Students will be required to complete the AP required portfolio.  Cumulative grade point averages will be re-calculated retroactively without the grade weight for students who do not complete the portfolio.  The cost of AP assessments are decided by the College Board and are currently $98 with a $7 administration fee at Noblesville High School.
    Prerequisite: Drawing or Painting 
    • A Core 40 and AHD course
    • One year course (2 credits earned)
    • Weighted grade (1 point)
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