AP Studio Art is tough to get a handle on. Questions abound about the best types of work to submit, portfolio scoring, and the role of teachers in helping students develop their concepts and their work. It's time for us to unlock those secrets and start sharing our best ideas on how to teach this class. Jeanne Bjork, a longtime AP Studio Art teacher from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, joins Tim to compare notes on the structure of their AP classes. They talk about building community to start the year (05:45), their best projects and when to teach them (08:15), and what makes for a good portfolio that will score well with the College Board judges (17:30).
Resources and Links:
The article Tim promised at the end of the episode is here--every AP Studio Art resource you could ever want.
Tim has written a few articles on teaching AP. His favorite is called Is Teaching AP Studio Art Really Worth It?
Jeanne has an incredible website for her art room that you can see right here.