Columbus North High School Art Department

1400 25th Street, Columbus, IN 47201



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AP 3-D Art & Design

AP Studio Art (3D) is a year-long, advanced level class designed to help you continue your artistic journey as you develop a portfolio of work suitable for submission for AP credit, as well as submission to art schools/universities for admissions consideration, and/or employers for internships/employment opportunities. This couse requires a high level of individual motivation, work ethic, and focused engagement for you to be successful. We will focus on solving visual problems creatively, generating high-quality meaningful artwork, reflecting on our own & others’ artwork, and participating constructively in critiques. Development and presentation of a final portfolio of work will be required to pass this course.



  • Need project inspiration? Check out Art 21 for inspiring contemporary artists!

  • See what other students your age are doing that are Scholastic Art Winners.

  • Remember, you should use these resources as inspiration and motivation to try new media and techniques.  You should not try to replicate any work you've seen!



  • You will complete 3 projects per quarter, 6 for each semester. You may do more if you choose. 6 is the minimum.

  • You should not recreate any of the examples that are given.

  • Your subject, interpretation, composition, and media should all be original and authentic.

  • Work will be more intensive in both rigor and meaning-making, and therefore more difficult and time consuming to produce.  Some of the problems will involve both working and reworking.

  • Higher level thinking/problem solving will factor heavily in this course. METACOGNITION—thinking about thinking will occur daily.

  • To allow for the higher level thinking, the art making pace, and the successful meeting of deadlines to occur, THERE MUST BE TIME SPENT WORKING ON ART OUTSIDE OF CLASS!