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Pre AP Art 3

Creative talent comes in many forms from figure drawing to 3D design, from scientific exploration to complex mathematical equations, but inherently, all people are creative. In Pre-AP Art 3, students are challenged to expand their knowledge of art principles and techniques and are asked to experience their world from an artistic perspective as they begin to create a portfolio of works around a theme.

Course Description

In Pre-AP Art 3, students continue to focus on art as individualized expression. Through the use of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more; students are required to work in a variety of media and styles of art.  Students in Pre-AP Art 3 are highly encouraged to participate in a variety of contests each year outside of SISD. Additionally, students will keep their work and create a portfolio that will be graded for their spring final exam. This portfolio is used for students wishing to submit their work to the College Board for grading.  

Students in Pre-AP Art 3 begin to work on thematic works in order to develop a strong AP portfolio. In this course, students begin to narrow their artistic focus and are expected to produce high quality meaningful works. While learning the technique was “good enough” in Art 1 and 2, it is at this point where students are challenged to “master” a technique.