AP® Studio Art for New AP®Teachers

An overview of Pre-AP and AP Studio Art will be examined and discussed.  Strategies and tips for organization and implementation of the studio course will follow.   Participants will engage in a series of thought provoking brainstorming strategies evoking creative responses. The study of such will include both formalistic and intuitive structure that will include both technological, photographical and by-hand processes.  Participants will engage in new and innovative art making activities.

Participants will also be introduced to creating a blog, the use apps and You Tube videos and discuss the implications of using the technology in the AP Studio Art course. The issue of teaching students benchmarks for “quality” in art forms will be addressed with the use of reflective, summative and oral evaluation systems. The Reading 2018 and scoring the portfolios will be reviewed and discussed, from the vantage point of a reader, through an overview of images. AP Central and other instructional resources will also be discussed and shared.

Participants should bring the following:

All participants will need to bring a lap top.  Most participant materials will be digital. 

  1. Apron
  2. Assortment of papers, paints, brushes, drawing mediums
  3. Rubber gloves
  4. Sketchbook
  5. Hardbound used book
  6. Photos
  7. Misc. collage supplies
  8. Small hardside box
  9. Digital camera/USB connection cords 
  10. CDs
  11. Jump drive
  12. Card reader
  13. Laptop computer
  14. Favorite websites and best practices/lesson (plan to share)

Any other “stuff” you want to bring!


Patricia Winnard Patricia (Trish) is an Okie from Muskogee, Oklahoma. She is wife to Larry, mom to Lori and Wade, and grandmother to Tymberleigh. She has taught art for 45 years. She is a consultant for the College Board and has conducted numerous art institutes for teachers.