AP Studio Art
Preparing for AP Art
AP Studio Design Day One 2017 - Presentation
AP Art Examples 1.0
Preparing for AP-Pinterest
AP Art Website
Breadth: Fall 2018
8/28-9/7 Magnification: Post 9/7
Pencil Drawing Techniques
Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques
Ink Wash Technique
How To use India Ink
How to Draw Basic Forms with Charcoal
How to Draw Water Droplets in Charcoal
9/10-9/18 Figure Drawing: Post 9/21
AP Figure - Presentation
Foreshortening in Figure Drawing
How to Draw The Figure in Perspective
Foreshortening with the Coil Technique
Drawing Tutorial: Foreshortening
9/19-9/27 Texture: Post 9/28
AP Texture in Art - Presentation
How to Create Realistic Textures
Highly Successful Artists
9/28-10/5 Still life: Post 10/12
AP The Still Life - Presentation
How to Draw Water Drop
White Pencil on Black Paper
A Look at Balance
A still-life arrangement of objects representing members of your family—a favorite pair of shoes, a toy etc. You must have at least 3 objects and use an unusual viewpoint or angle. You might put the objects on the floor and stand up looking down at them.
A still-life arrangement of 3 or more reflective objects. Your goal is to convey convincing representation. Sketch and shade for contrast and drama. Consider doing this as a self-portrait—draw yourself distorted in a shiny object.
10/9-10/19 Interior: Post 10/19
AP Interiors a Look Inside - Presentation
A Look At Composition -Presentation
A drawing of an unusual interior—for example, look inside a closet or cabinet, in the refrigerator, under the car’s hood, inside the medicine cabinet.
10/22-10/31 Imaginary: Post 11/2
AP I Made That Up - Presentation
11/1-11/9 Portrait: Post 11/9
A self-portrait that expresses a specific mood. Think about the effects of color and how it conveys the individual mood. You may use any style (realism, cubism, expressionism, etc.). Research online to study various artists’ self-portraits and their styles and techniques. Check out Van Gogh, Frieda Kahlo, and Rembrandt.
11/13-11/28 Architecture: Post 11/30
AP The Building
Buildings in a landscape: Do a drawing on location. Look for a building or spot in your neighborhood that is part of your neighborhood’s identity. It could be a fire house, restaurant park, church or any other building or place that you would miss seeing if it were torn down.
Create a drawing of a futuristic cityscape—e.g., Dallas in the year 2050 (keep in mind rules of one-, two-, and three-point perspective.
11/29-12/7 Landscape: Post 12/7
Expressive landscape: locate a landscape near your home or use a photograph that you have taken of a landscape. Or, you can also use multiple sketches or photos of different landscapes to create a unique one. It is best to work from an actual subject, so draw outdoors while looking at the actual landscape. Use expressive color to draw. Check out the Fauvists or the Der Blaue Reiter to see expressive use of color at work.
12/10-12/20 Something Different: post 12/20
Take a Risk
Concentration: Spring 2019
AP Concentration Sample - the Kitchen
Concentration Ideas first round draft
AP Artist Statement Presentation
Concentration First Draft: Due 11/16/2018
Concentration Second Draft: Due 11/30/2018
Concentration Final Idea: Due 12/7/2018
Concentration 1: Complete Over Break Post 1/7
Concentration 2: 1/7-1/15 Post 1/18
Concentration 3: 1/16-1/25 Post 1/25
Concentration 4: 1/28-2/6 Post 2/8
Concentration 5: 2/7-2/15 Post 2/15
Concentration 6: 2/19-2/27 Post 3/1
Concentration 7: 2/28-3/8 Post 3/8
Concentration 8: 3/11 3/20 Post 3/22
Concentration 9: 3/21-3/29 Post 3/29
Concentration 10: 4/1-4/9 Post 4/12
Concentration 11: 4/10-4/18 Post 4/18
Concentration 12: Complete Over Break Post 5/3
Post All Artwork: 5/7
Finalize All Text: 5/8
Send to Teacher 5/8
Still Need a Project Idea?
Café Drawing (or any other local hangout): go to a place where you can sit and sketch for a long period of time. Capture the essence of this place (local eatery/café, bookstore, mall, etc.) by drawing the people and places you see.
Draw an Object Submerged in Water. You can submerge it in a clear container and view from the side, view it from above, of have the object half in and half out of the water to observe the distortion.
Action Portrait: have a friend or family member pose for you doing some sort of movement (jump roping, walking, riding a bike, walking down stairs, etc.). Capture the entire sequence of their action in one piece of artwork. How will you portray movement in your work? Look at “Nude Descending a Staircase” by Dada artists Marcel Duchamp, as well as the work of Futurist artists Giacomo Balla or F.T. Marinetti. Check out the photographic motion studies by Muybridge.
Design Plans for a Public Artwork. Look at the work of Joan Miro, Claes Oldenburg, Louis Bourgeois, Barry Flangan, Auguste Rodin, David Smith and more, for ideas of sculpture and installation art in the environment. Make your project sketches similar to those that Christo prepares for his large-scale environmental installations.
Create a Self-Portrait, using your Reflection in an unusual surface, something other than a normal mirror. This could be a metal appliance (toaster, blender), a computer monitor, a broken or warped mirror, a car’s rear view mirror, or tinted windows.
Create a Colorful Design for a handbag, clothing, chair, etc. Research Trina Turk’s bags and the psychedelic art movement.
Create a study of an Object that you have Taken Apart. Arrange the parts on a surface with other objects related or not related and study the TEXTURAL qualities. Some ideas would be a mechanical object, a child’s toy, a girl’s makeup bag, your bin of art supplies, ingredients for a cooking recipe, a few apples or other fruit cut apart
Create an Exploration with Mixed Media. Do a piece (portrait, self-portrait, landscape, or stilllife) in which you use at least three different media—i.e., a wet medium, a dry medium and some collage element.
Draw Vegetation: This drawing should make a close investigation of the structure of vegetation. Color variation is an important element to stress. Placement on the page and rendering are also principles to be employed. Use colored chalk pastels or colored pencils. Colored paper may enable a greater amount of success.
Draw Fences and Gates: This will help you apply and understand linear perspective. Position yourself so that a strong exaggeration of the contour lines occurs. Draw the characteristics of the fence/ gate as realistically as possible. Pay attention to joint areas and attachments. Ebony Pencils or Permanent Marker using scribble line, cross hatching or stippling.