⏱️ October 28, 2020
Simply put, your "test" for AP Art and Design is the creation of a body of work. This work is called a portfolio. Artists use portfolios to show what they are capable of doing artistically. Your portfolio is what you will be scored on for your AP Art and Design "test". Unlike other tests, where you learn and are evaluated on what you remember on that day..... the AP Art and Design test is scored on the work you create over the extended period of time you are in the class.
There are two parts to the AP Art and Design portfolio, the Sustained Investigation and the Selected Works. Together, these two parts create your AP submission. You need to complete both parts. What you create for these parts depends on which portfolio (2D, 3D, or Draw) you are submitting. No matter what. you idea or your media, there are certain principles of design that are used to create cohesion in your work. These are used throughout Art and you will need to demonstrate them.
According to the updated AP Art and Design Rubric published by the College Board, these are the elements and principles of design that you need to demonstrate in any of these portfolios:
Elements of Design
The elements of design are color, line, point, shape, texture, space, form, and unity/harmony. The College Board is also using plane and layer as elements since they are additional components dealing with the space of the elements. These elements are arranged in different and increasingly complex ways to create the principles of design.
Principles of Design
The principles of design revolve around HOW the elements of design are used within a piece of art to visually represent these ideas. Because of dimension, the principles of design for AP3D are slightly different than the principles of design for AP2D and Draw. View their differences in the following study guides:
📝Read: AP Studio Art - Principles of Design for AP2D and Draw
📝Read: AP Studio Art - Principles of Design for AP3D
To give you a general idea of what this whole AP encompasses, here are the requirements:
Submit 15 images that demonstrate:
State the following in writing:
Questions that guide the sustained investigation are typically formulated at the beginning of the portfolio development. Students should formulate their inquiry or question(s) based on their own experiences and ideas. These guiding questions should be documented and further developed by students throughout the sustained investigation.
Identify the following for each image:
Submit five work that demonstrate:
For each work, state the following in writing:
ap art & design
🔖 Unit 1: Course Overview
🍥 Unit 2: Portfolio Design Skills
2.0A Guide to the AP Art and Design Portfolio (Guide 2)
2.1Portfolio Skills and Requirements
2.2Principles of Design for AP2D and Draw
🤔 Unit 3: Portfolio Analysis
3.0Parts of a Portfolio (Guide 3)
3.1Creating a Portfolio
3.3Inquiries and Guiding Questions
💯 Unit 4: Exam Rubrics
4.0Rubrics (Guide 4)
4.2Sustained Investigation Rubric
💡 Unit 5: Tips and Tricks
5.0Things to Know When Taking AP Art and Design (Guide 5)
5.1Plagiarism vs Appropriation
5.2Photographing Work for Submission
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