Mira Costa Course Title: A.P. Studio Art
Course No.: 0132
Length of Course: 1 year
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Portfolio review
Fulfills UC/CSU Requirements: Yes
Semester Periods of Credit: 5
Meets District Graduation Requirement: Arts
This Advanced Placement program in studio art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of 2D art or sculpture. Students create and submit a portfolio which meets the requirements of the College Board.
The AP Program offers three portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design. The portfolio has a three-section structure, which requires the student to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns (and methods). The portfolio asks the student to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through the Concentration section (Section II). In the Breadth section (Section III), the student is asked to demonstrate a serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The Quality section (Section I) permits the student to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content.
Drawing Explore drawing issues including line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth and mark-making through a variety of means, such as painting, printmaking or mixed media.
2-D Design Learn to use 2-D design principles to organize an image on a picture plane in order to communicate content. Demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process, such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking. Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course.
3-D Design Explore sculptural issues and understand 3-D design principles as they relate to the integration of depth and space, volume and surface. Demonstrate mastery through any three-dimensional approach, such as figurative or nonfigurative sculpture, architectural models, metal work, ceramics, glass work, installation, assemblage and 3-D fabric/fiber arts.
About Ms. Martin
I have been teaching art and ceramics at Mira Costa since the spring of 2010. I received my BA in Media Studies and Studio Art from Scripps College in Claremont CA and my MA in Education from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. This year I'm excited to teach AP Studio Art in addition to Art 1-4.
P1 - Art 2
P2 - AP Studio Art
P3 - Art 3
P4 - Art 1
P5 - AP Studio Art
P6 - Conference
Ways to Contact Me
Phone: 310-318-7337 x5151