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									                  Syllabus AP Studio Art: Drawing
Weekly Working Hours

5 class periods
3 hours of home work
2 hours a week during 6 weeks with a living model

General Objectives
Students will

       Develop and master drawing and painting techniques in order to achieve a high level of
        creativity and quality in works of art (C2)
       Demonstrate understanding of the content required by the Drawing Portfolio
       Create 12 pieces of high quality work with a variety of concepts, approaches and
        techniques (C4)
       Develop 12 pieces of a personal Concentration that show a strong underlying visual idea
       Select 5 top-quality pieces for Quality (C2)
       Demonstrate growth and improvement in the application of techniques, analytical and
        conceptual skills, and problem solving (C4)
       Actively participate in group student critiques to analyze and discuss about their own
        artworks and those of their peers (C6)


This course has been designed for students who have demonstrated an interest in Art, specifically
in Drawing and Painting. Those students have a personal interest in completing the AP Drawing
Portfolio Exam. Therefore all content meets the requirements mentioned in the student exam
poster. With the direct support and guidance of the teacher, the students will produce a volume of
quality pieces of art work. Students will address all three sections of the portfolio: Quality, Breadth
and Concentration. (C1)
Each one of the students must complete a portfolio of a minimum of 24 works of art, taking into
consideration the following:
    1. Must develop concept, composition and execution skills in order to depict their personal
         ideas with quality (C2)
    2. Must remember that reflection and analysis are an important part of the process and takes
         place at the beginning of each art work and many times during its development
    3. Must take decisions, find solutions to solve problems that come in this ongoing process of
         making art (C5)
    4. Must address all these issues in a personal way, formulas and clichés are discouraged

       All projects should reach an adequate level of quality, or else, they won’t be included in the
        portfolio nor graded (C2)
       The projects presented for the Breadth section will be the same for all students. Students
        will use a variety of techniques, mediums and approaches for the production of projects
       Group and individual critiques as well as displays of work will happen many times during
        the year. Students are expected to participate in class critiques in a constructive way talking
        or writing about their own work and those of their peers. The use of specific artistic
        vocabulary is encouraged (C6)
       Feedback on working progress will be given on a daily basis. Individual conferences will be
        held during the semesters, this will enable students to deeply analyze and discuss their
        artwork (C6)
       During April, other art teachers will be invited to the last individual critique (C6)

       60% Portfolio
        Each one of the projects will be evaluated according to the criteria established by the
        College Board
                  Each project can be improved by working in the quality and the grade can be
raised only until progress reports (every six weeks)

       5% preparedness
       5% punctuality
       5% participation
       5% meet deadlines


Pencils HB, 2B, 4B y 6B
Oil painting set (12 colors) and Palette

All materials for projects (mediums, paper, and canvas) and for slides as well, will be provided
by the school.
Visual and conceptual aids are available in class, such as posters, art magazines, books,
slides, Internet.

There will be two photography sessions held in January and April

Students are encouraged to develop their own work. Any image or photo used for a work can
only be a base that the student will alter, transform and interpret to go beyond simple
duplication (C7)


Description: in this semester the students will carry out a series of works proposed by the
teacher where skills of drawing in a large variety of techniques and with a high level of quality
will be developed, also students will be confronted to find solutions and strategies to solve
problems at many times (C4). When finalizing the semester section III of the Portfolio, that is
to say, Breadth will be finished.
During this process students will discover personal interests, strengths in some specific
techniques and inclinations towards certain subjects, which will serve to prepare the land for
their Concentration. The last month of first semester will be partially devoted to begin
identifying the specific personal imagery for the Concentration study (C3).
At the end of semester a session of photography will be held.
The students will be able:
To develop skills in varied technical of drawing and painting (C4)
To face several problems and to look for creative solutions (C4)
To include/understand what artistic integrity is and to apply it to all of their works (C7)
To observe and to analyze artists’ works of art and obtain references
To demonstrate quality in the works produced by means of: (C2)
      suitable use of composition concepts, perspective and use of space
      development of observation, memory and ideation
      understanding of instructions, directions and criteria of evaluation
      correct use of diverse materials in black and white, color, dry and humid
      correct use of drawing strategies like point, line, contour, sketch, value and tone
                        Projects – Sectión I & III semester 1
Class                                                              3 weeks
Self-portrait, pencil, A2
1 still life: emphasis on lights and shadows, details, observation
1 contour drawing de un rincón de casa exterior o interior con mucho detalle

Class 2 weeks
Flower or plant: drawing with details, realistic. Use black and white charcoal on canson paper.
A3 Breadth/ Quality
Free, charcoal or sanguine. Breadth/ Quality-

Class                                                               3 weeks
Drawing of a architectonic structure (detail or whole). Fine point black markers 0.3, 0.5, and
0.7. Breadth/ Quality
5 sketches human figure, only marker
1 close up of an object, only marker

Class                                                              3 weeks
First class: Learning techniques and effects with colored pencil. Breadth/ Quality-
Project: Choose one:
1. Unusual perspective (Human figure or architecture).
2. Close up
3. Surrealistic drawing, dream or nightmare scene with realistic details and no logic.
Look at Dali, Tanguy, and Ernst paintings
Using local colors make a drawing of one of the following
1 detail of a jean clothe
1 detail of nature

Class                                                        2 weeks
Impressionism: Monet, Renoir. Landscape nearby, pastel. Observation. Breadth/ Quality-
 1 pastel

Class                                                          3 week
Observe paintings of Picasso, Braque, Juan Gris. Make a cubist painting. Acrylics
Human figure: contour, sketches, faces with ink. -Breadth

Human figure
Make one seating or laying human figure drawing de whole body, attention to the
background. Paint it with acrylics or oil painting, real size. -Breadth
3 Classes during November from 3 to 5 pm.


Description: Section III, Breadth, is hopefully finished. In the second semester students
need to focus on the development of a body of 12 works of art that have an underlying theme.
These works will need a coherent plan of action based on personal interest and investigation
for the Concentration Study (section II) of the Drawing Portfolio. During December (At the end
of first semester) students will work based on individual and whole-class assignments in
finding a specific theme of their personal interest and investigate about it: readings, artists
that have worked in this theme, works of art, sketches, and journal. With all this research
done, an individual meeting will take place to give advise or counsel about their choices. By
January(Beginning of second semester) the choice will be made and the actual work for this
section begins. All the sketches and written reflections are discussed with teacher and
together will analyze and set a plan of action, which includes the development of a schedule
for the production of 12 artworks for the Concentration. Individuals meetings will be held in
order to see, analyze and advise students. By semester end, students will write the statement
to describe the intent and development of their Concentration using accurate artistic
vocabulary. (C3)
Important things held in April:
-Selection of pieces for final Portfolio
-Improvement and final details in certain artworks
-Photography session
-Individual meeting to organize and sequence slides for sections II and III

Students will:

       Begin to give birth and discover the central idea or theme of the Concentration in
        rapport to their individual interests and strengths with teacher guidance (C5)
       Individually narrow ideas to come to a concise theme (oral and sketches)
       Work on the written statement and write a plan of action that includes dates,
        materials, and all resources needed (C3)
       Work in one piece at a time, evaluate during and at end of process: media,
        composition, theme, and message (C3)
       Do a research of artists that you find related to your style and/or theme; write some
        comments and bring images of artwork (C3)
       Revise with teacher continually the development of the work and adjust, if necessary,
        the plan of action to the evolution of work.(C6)

Students will:
       Be responsible of storage and care of portfolio, and complete portfolio with artwork
        done in class as well as artwork done previously or outside the class (C1)
       Two photography sessions will be held in December and April
       Evaluate all pieces of work and carefully select the best in terms of concept,
        composition and execution
       Sequence work to best advantage in demonstrating development and mastery in
        Sections II and III
       Follow instructions regarding best practice for sequencing and labeling digital
        photographies for Sections II and III
       Carefully identify, select and present 5 pieces that represent highest quality (C5)

    Before you start be aware of regulations of sizes and media of each Section.
    Everything you do in class must be productive work
    Aprovecha tu tiempo libre y haz ARTE
    OJO!!! Don’t sign …don’t fold… don’t roll your work

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