AP Studio Art 2D Design makes it possible for highly motivated students to do college-level work. A portfolio-based course, AP Studio Art 2D Design is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students who wish to be considered must be committed, mature, talented/creative, able to manage time well, in addition to having high expectations. They should be seriously interested in the study of art and developing their portfolios of artwork, which will be seriously evaluated in the spring of year 2 by college, university, and secondary school art instructors using rigorous College Board standards. Students will need to work outside the classroom, maintain an extensive sketchbook/journal and take part in group and individual critiques. Where possible, museums and galleries will be used as extensions of the classroom.