MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
AP STUDIO ART - 2D & Drawing Portfolio
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I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program at Middletown High School. This program in visual arts is design to help students create a College Board portfolio. The AP Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art. Students should be aware that AP work involves significantly more commitment and accomplishment than the typical high school course and the program is not for the casually interested.
Students have been given a requirement sheet explaining the advance placement portfolio and a project sheet with due dates. Parents are encouraged to motivate and investigate the possibilities for each of the assignments. Please review the requirements and projects with your son or daughter. Students can choose to do a drawing & painting portfolio, a two-dimensional design portfolio, or a three-dimensional portfolio. The portfolio consists of a large body of work between 24-26 pieces. The portfolio is divided into three sections. ALL STUDENTS MUST have good independent work habits, complete all assignments and slides of all projects on-time.
Section I: Quality - Students must submit 5 actual works. These should be the student’s best pieces.
Section II: Concentration - Students must submit 10 -12 pieces in digital form focusing on a particular subject or theme.
Section III: Breadth - Students must submit 10-12 pieces in digital form showing a broad range in subject, media, and technique.
Students will need to work outside the classroom, as well as in class, and beyond scheduled periods. FCPS regulation prohibits students from taking unauthorized photographs of others during the school day and during bus transportation. (See page 39 of the Calendar Handbook) Students will have homework every week as a project is due every week. Students are encouraged to complete every assignment on time and to produce works of art which follow the specifications and topics of each. All topics and subjects must be school appropriate and approved by the instructor. “High quality work,” is the only acceptable level for a College Board portfolio.
> Course Objectives
o To encourage creative as well as systematic investigation of formal and conceptual issues in the Quality, Concentration, and Breadth sections of the portfolio.
o To emphasize making art as an on-going process that involves the student informed and critical decision making to develop creativity.
o To develop technical versatility and skills while using the visual elements and principles in compositional forms.
o To encourage students to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively and critically to their culture through the making of art.
> Grading Policy
Class Projects are worth 500 points. Projects are graded on a rubric system. We will have critiques every week, one work in-progress critique and a final critique. After the final critique the project is due 2 days later. It is the student’s responsibility to turn the work-in on time.
Thumbnail Drawings: 2 sketches, 1 fully rendered. 40 points
Research: 2 images of a particular art movement, style, or artist. 40 points
On Time: 20 points
TOTAL: 100 points
Project Self-Evaluations for each project. TOTAL: 80 points
Final Critique and Turn-In
Composition: 100 points
Concept /Accuracy: 100 points
Color and Value: 100 points
Craft: 80 points
Growth: 80 points
Completion on Time: 40 points
TOTAL: 500 points
Please note: In accordance with FCPS Reg. No 500-05, a student who fails the second term of a one semester course due to lack of acceptable effort may be failed for the course regardless of total quality points earned. Failure due to lack of effort will be preceded by ample notification to the student and parent/guardian and approval by the principal.
HAC Online Grades: Regularly monitor your progress online via our grading website. (http://hac.fcps.org)
Website: For weekly student assignment visit the Art I link at http://education.fcps.org/mhs/lehman
Make-up Work: If you are absent see me as soon as you return for make-up work.
Late Work: If the assignment is not turned in by the due date it will be late (1-7 days late work will drop one letter grade, 8-14 days late your grade will drop two letter grades) Two weeks after the assignments due date the assignment will not be accepted for credit.
Academic Dishonesty: Students may not give or receive unauthorized aid on any assignment. Students will be held to the expectations and actions included in the MHS Honor Code found on the MHS Website.
> Tutoring I am available during Knights Quests Study Hall and most days from 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm. See me for availability.
> Course Fee
A $50.00 fee is required for Advanced Placement Studio Art. This fee covers both semesters (the whole year) of A.P. Art. The fee is used for art materials and mat board for presentation. Fee payment is available at: https://frederickcounty.schoolcashonline.com/ or make checks payable to Middletown High School.
In addition to the $50.00 course fee, the AP College Board portfolio review cost is $94.00. The College Board fee will be paid at a later date. The AP College Board portfolios must be sent by May 11, 2018.
> Instructional Materials
Students are required to bring a pencil (non mechanical), eraser, folder with pockets and a sketchbook to class every day.
1. Be in your seat on time and immediately start working
2. Bring all necessary materials to class
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
4. Be respectful. No swearing, teasing, or yelling
5. Be respectful of all art and school materials
6. Follow all directions. No headphones
> Student Expectations
READY: Focused and alert | Bring required materials | Assigned work completed | Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings
RESPECTFUL: Observe classroom safety guidelines | Honor commonalities and celebrate differences | Support and encourage classmates | Use appropriate language at appropriate times
RELENTLESS: Complete all assignments on time and with integrity | Give your best effort | Be open to feedback and capitalize on opportunities to improve
> Discipline Procedure
1. Verbal Warning/conference with student
2. Student Conference and Parent Contact
3. Teacher Detention and Parent Contact (If it is a Cell Phone Offense, phone is taken until the end of class)
4. Office Referral and Parent Contact (If it is a Cell Phone Offense, the phone goes to the front office)
The following Behaviors are considered serious classroom offenses and warrant immediate office referral:
1. Destroys Property
2. Refuses to do what the teacher instructs
3. Behavior stops class
4. Hurt another person
For more Advanced Placement Studio Art portfolio information go to the site below
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_studioart.htmlAP Studio Scoring Guidelines