Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art is a college-level course designed for High School Junior and Senior level students who are seriously interested in the pratical experience of art. Students will create a portfolio of art that has the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement credit, or both, while still in high school. The student's portfolio can also be used in competitions and as part of their application to college.

The AP Studio art course is a rigorous but rewarding class, tailored not only to address the wide scope of the Elements and Principals of Design, but also to allow for the pursuance of each individual student's interest in a specific area of art making.

Each student will follow a curriculum that will strengthen their skills and talens while creating a portfolio of work that corresponds to the most common college foundation courses.

The AP Studio Art class is a school-year long class and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-6:45. 

Classes begin September 5, 2017.
Please contact us for more information or to register.


Portfolio Content

Students work with diverse media, styles, subjects and content. Portfolios will consist of three sections:

Breadth section: illustrates a range of ideas and approaches to art making.

Concentration section: shows sustained, deep and multi-perspective investigations of a specific student selected topic

- Quality section: represents the students most successful works with respect to form and content. 

The student's work must exhibit that it is informed and guided by observation, reseach, experimentation, discussion, critical analysis and reflection, and relating individual practices to the art world. Students are aksed to document their artistic ideas and practices to demonstrate conceptual and technical development over time in a journal.

The AP Studio Art program supports students in becoming inventive artistic scholars who contribute to visual culture through art making.

Parent and Student Info Meetings 

Parents and students interested in this course should plan on attending one of the informational meeting sessions.

Students are requested to bring some of their current artwork (3-5 pieces of artwork) to the meeting with the instructor. This work should show a variety of material techniques and processes learned in previous studio courses. Prerequisite: High School Level Art I Course.  Preferred: Art II

Prior to the student/instructor meeting, students should visit the College Board website and review requirements and examples of the 2-D Design & Drawing portfolios. Student/instructor meetings must be completed by August 31.

Course Fees 

Course fee for the entire year is $1550 for Members. This can be paid as a lump payment in August, or as monthly payments. Limited scholarships may be available for those demonstrating financial need.


Assessment Overview takes place in early May. Students submit actual work and digital images of works for 2-D Design or Drawing Portfolios to the College Board. These works should demonstrate artistic growth and development. Students also submit an artist statement in which they describe the ideas investigated and explain how the ideas evolved as they created their body of work. All portfolios are assessed by two highly experienced studio art educators who apply standard scoring criteria with respect to forms and content.