• Heritage High School

    AP Studio Art

    2-D Design

    Instructor: Ronald Fabin                               ronald.fabin@lcps.org                                           571 252-2800

    PREREQUISITE: Art III

    SUMMER ASSIGNMENT:

    This course begins at the end of your junior year.  You are to complete at least five pieces of work (not larger than 18” x 24”) over the summer for the AP 2-D Design class.  These must center on the elements and principles of design (value, color, form, shape, line, space and texture) (contrast, rhythm, unity, emphasis, pattern, movement and balance).

    This work will be due at the end of the second week of school in your senior year.  Your outside work will constitute 50% of your grade throughout the year in AP. Consequently, if you do not do this work, your average will be negatively impacted.

    At least five of the following assignments are to be completed over the summer:

    • A contour line drawing in pen of a figure.
    • A project in the media of your choice that emphasizes pattern or repetition.
    • A mixed media collage, which emphasizes pattern and texture.
    • A piece (portrait, self-portrait, landscape, or still-life) in which you use at least three different media, a wet medium, a dry medium and some collage element.
    • A project that is completed in an analogous color scheme
    • A portrait or self-portrait in the style of another artist in which formal aspects of design are emphasized.
    • A self-portrait that expresses a specific mood/emotion for example, anger/rage melancholy/loneliness, happiness/joy, etc. Consider the development of the environment/setting as well.
    • A portrait, self-portrait, still-life, or landscape using either a complementary, analogous, or split-complementary color scheme.
    • A piece of art that includes several lines of text as a design element.
    • A graphite drawing of a still-life arrangement that contains reflective objects.  Your goal is to convey a convincing representation with a full range of values. To add interest to the composition, you might also want to render yourself being reflected in the objects.
    • A collection of four black and white photographs showing the same subject from different points of view.
    • A collection of three digital images that merge two or more images.
    • A drawing of your hands arranged in a variety of poses. You must carefully plan your composition in order for the separate units to work together visually.

     

    Heritage High School

    AP Studio Art

    Drawing

    Instructor: Ronald Fabin                      ronald.fabin@lcps.org                   571 252-2800

    PREREQUISITE: Art III

    SUMMER ASSIGNMENT:

    This course begins at the end of your junior year.  You are to complete at least five pieces of work (not larger than 18” x 24”) over the summer for the AP Drawing class.  These pieces will be due at the end of the second week of school in your senior year. Your outside work will constitute 50% of your grade throughout the year in AP. Consequently, if you do not do this work, your average will be negatively impacted.

    At least five of the following assignments are to be completed over the summer:

    • A portrait or self-portrait in the style of another artist in which formal aspects of design are emphasized.
    • A self-portrait that expresses a specific mood/emotion for example, anger/rage, melancholy/loneliness, happiness/joy, etc. Consider the development of the environment/setting as well.
    • A portrait, self-portrait, still-life, or landscape using either a complementary, analogous, or split-complementary color scheme.
    • A mixed media collage. A piece (portrait, self-portrait, landscape, or still-life) in which you use at least three different media, a wet medium, a dry medium and some collage element.
    • A graphite drawing of a still-life arrangement that contains reflective objects.  Your goal is to convey a convincing representation with a full range of values. To add interest to the composition, you might also want to render yourself being reflected in the objects.
    • A drawing of an unusual interior.  For example, looking inside a closet, cabinet, refrigerator, a car, etc.
    • A drawing of your hands arranged in a variety of poses. You must carefully plan your composition in order for the separate units to work together visually.
    • A landscape in the media of your choice.

     

    Heritage High School

    AP Studio Art

    3-D Design

    Instructor: Ronald Fabin                   ronald.fabin@lcps.org                          571 252-2800

    PREREQUISITE: Art III

    SUMMER ASSIGNMENT:

    This course begins at the end of your junior year.  You are to complete at least five pieces of work over the summer for the AP 3-D Design class.  Your work must center on the elements and principles of design (value, color, form, shape, line, space and texture) (contrast, rhythm, unity, emphasis, pattern, movement and balance). The pieces will be due at the end of the second week of school in your senior year.  Your outside work will constitute 50% of your grade throughout the year in AP. Consequently, if you do not do this work, your average will be negatively impacted.

    At least five of the following assignments are to be completed over the summer:

    • Paper sculpture (using only paper and glue)
    • Paper relief sculpture (surface is altered using only paper, straight edge and X-Acto knife)
    • Wire sculpture of the human figure.  You may want to look at the works of Alberto Giacometti.
    • Wire sculpture of an animal in motion.
    • A Soft sculpture. You may want to look at the works of Claes Oldenburg.
    • A three dimensional sculpture from found objects. You may choose to look at the work of Pablo Picasso, Julio Gonzales, Richard Chamberlain, or Robert Rauschenberg.
    • An assemblage (you may want to reference the work of Louise Nevelson)
    • An architectural model of a building. Using either Popsicle® sticks, wooden matches, toothpicks, dowel rods, mat board or cardboard (or any combination of). This should be the exterior structure only. You may want to reference the work of Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright, or Philip Johnson.
    • Using Sculpey® of different colors, sculpt full-figure caricatures of your family.
    • Using clay, fashion a three-dimensional bust of yourself, a friend or family member.
    • From a block of wood, plaster or Styrofoam, create an organic sculpture that is inviting to the touch. You might look at the work of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, or Isami Nagouchi.