Course Description: The Advanced Placement program enables students to pursue college -level work while still in high school. The course is geared to highly motivated students who are seriously interested in producing artwork in 2D media or Drawing Media.
Focus will be on the development of an original portfolio. The portfolio is submitted to the College Board at the conclusion of the course.
Prerequisites: One credit of any Level II course recommended
Special Notes: Art students will be required to pay a supply fee for purchase of special materi als.
Words of Wisdom submitted from 2018-2019 AP Students:
AP Student Great memory from this year.Some words of wisdom for future AP Students Jesus Reyes, 2019 Walking every day to this class it’s so fun:(DO YOUR SUMMER ASSINGMENTS!!!! Jasmine Mitchell, 2019 The art field tripDon’t procrastinate. Be sure to commit to your sustained investigation idea. Aisha Lee, 2019 “if you live your life intimidated you’re gonna miss out on a lot of opportunities. You’re good live in your truth. You got this.” -Overheard quote from Mrs. CardenasDon’t stress yourself out! Spend time on your work, you’ll thank yourself later. Stay positive, and remember that art is never finished, just due. Emiliano 2019 When I showed you my final portfolioDon’t give up ever, and just draw your ideas Haynes, Emily-Marie 2019 The whole year was pretty great, especially after I finished my concentrationIt doesnt matter what literally anyone says about your art. What I mean by that is criticism is good and extremely important but your art wont be for everyone and everyone wont understand it. That's okay, keep going. Deborah Cervantes, 2019 Going to the Portfolio day trip! It was great and fun! You can see how there’s different and amazing talent by othersAlways be organized! It’s time management that will get you through this class, you get a lot of time so use it wisely. Delaney Tieso, 2018-2019 “Everyone has an onion” - me to Mrs. Cardenas’ opinion conversationPrepare prepare prepare. Come into the class prepared with a good concentration already planned and ready to go. This isn’t a class that you can bs at last minute. You need to be productive. Karla AnaMarie every single moment in this class I loved with all my heart.why be here if not to live with an unreasonable passion for things. Kathryne, 2019 “I need a pickle” -Miss CardenasDon’t waste time getting stuck on a concept. Push through, you have limited time and you mustn’t waste any. Continue to draw, to sketch. Be loose. Take critque’s with a grain of salt, but listen to see how your piece can grow. Try some mediums you don’t normally use. Listen to Miss Cardenas. Riann Reyes 2019 "Get it done!" -Mrs. CardenasArt is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known Giselle Martinez- (2018-2019) I really enjoyed when we went on our field trip to the art museums and also the encouraging words from Mrs. Cardenas, especially her “more shading” moments.Even though it might seem like a lot of work at first, you will learn to appreciate art even more and get all your work done at the end of the day so don’t fret! Lexi Palacios, 2019 My greatest memory from the year was my progress in drawing bodies. I genuinely believed it was impossible, my brain couldn’t comprehend the human body at all in the beginning of the year, but I frequently did gesture drawings and eventually improved.Don’t be afraid to be experimental and try new things. The only way I was able to complete my sustained investigation was by combining different ideas in order to create new ideas, so create a folder of artists that inspire you visually. Being experimental means learning what experimental work is, and finding out what works and what doesn’t. Caelyn Worman, 2019 "My room is a place where EVERYONE is to feel welcome and SAFE!..." Hurry up!! Gloria, 2019 ...Therefore any NEGATIVE remarks, slurs or slang dealing with race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,physical appearance,...DO THE SUMMER ASSIGNMENT!!!!! Kayla Calderon, 2019 “...or physical/mental capabilities, will NOT be tolerated-wether there are implied, intended, or accidental”Don’t think too hard about what your concentration is going to be about, honestly it’ll just naturally form into what you love to draw, and that will be your concentration. But at the same time, don’t slack off either!!! Giselle Aguilar 2019 I had many great memories this year, but if I had to choose one then it would be our field trip in going to the art museums. I had so much fun.When creating an artwork try to be motivated. If you made a mistake in your artwork just now that you can always fix it (be creative) and most importantly don't procrastinate. Megan Lopez 2018-19 Was when I got to put my portfolio together and send it off.You don't have to know how to draw for this class, you have to know how to make art. Candice McClanahan, 2019 The first time i called her art mom/ if you truly desire greatness, you first must know what makes you weak.Prepare and take art classes during or before this class, because with no experience in a long time or at all it’s difficult to get through.