Welcome AP Drawing Students for Summer of 2017!
Summer Wheatfield by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889.
I hope this blog is an source of support, useful information, and inspiration to you.
Here is a copy of the email I sent home for your reference:
Remember to be sure to send me a picture of your signed contract as proof that you read through all the important information there. Also note that I have attached the reference documents and syllabus included in that email here in this post.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear AP Drawing Students,
Welcome to AP Drawing! I am very glad you have decided to take on this course. This is an important email with a lot of necessary information, so please be sure to keep it for future reference.
Your syllabus for this course is attached. The syllabus includes course expectations, outline of the schedule for the year, and resources for the course. It also includes your summer assignments, which I've also included below. I have also attached a list of galleries, museums, and summer art programs for your reference.
You also should review the AP Portfolio website to familiarize yourself with the official digital portfolio requirements as well as review sample student portfolio work. The link is here:
AP Studio Art: Drawing – Students – AP Courses – The College Board
AP’s high school Studio Art: Drawing course is a rigorous, college-level class that provides an opportunity to gain skills colleges recognize.
You and your parents/guardians need to read over the syllabus and review the AP Portfolio website, and sign the contract at the end of it. You must email me a photo/scan of your signed form by Wednesday, June 14th.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
A summer portfolio to be presented to first day of class in the fall semester. This should consist of:
AP Drawing with Mrs. Carsley - Home
“ Great things are done by a series of small things brought together .” ...
Be sure to check the blog regularly (I recommend once a week) for reminders and inspiration. I will start making new blog posts next week.
Remember with each assignment think and analyze how you are designing your work. Make simple sketches of your ideas before or as you create in your sketchbook. Use the elements and principles of art, while you design and manipulate your media and materials. Make decisions as you design, critique and assess your work during the process. If you would like to send to me a digital photo through email, we can discuss your work or any questions or concerns you may have along the way throughout the summer.
Lastly, please be sure to save the attachments to this email in a safe place that you can easily access. Most importantly, feel free to contact me via email or my blog anytime throughout the summer should you have any questions or concerns.
Live creatively all Summer long!