:: 2013 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

AP Studio Portfolios for New AP Teachers
Institute Code AP13004
This institute is full and closed for registration.

This Institute will cover all aspects of the AP Studio Art courses and is intended for all Pre-AP and new/beginning AP Studio Art teachers (1-5 years). The strategies and assignments which will be presented in this workshop represent tried and true lessons as well as very deliberate opportunities that promote exploration and experimentation. While the Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design Portfolios will be defined and distinguished the focus during this institute will be works of a 2-D nature. This workshop will be divided into morning sessions that concentrate on approaches to organization, assessment, the digital process, resources, rubrics, and understanding the AP Studio Art curriculum in its entirety. The afternoons will be devoted to studio time with hands on art making to explore strategies, curriculum ideas and the creative process. The idea of encouraging personal voice in student work will be an important aspect through discussion, hands-on experiences and the viewing of students’ works which define the three categories of all the portfolios- Quality, Breadth and the Area of Concentration. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to give teachers a complete foundation, including stimulus, strategies and experiences for which they may better understand the AP curriculum in order to build or enhance visual art courses both Pre-AP and AP Studio Art.

Please note that this early list of supplies is a generic, partial list and suggested to bring as a standard inventory for making art. The idea here is that these supplies or similar supplies are what you currently have in your classrooms or studios. A letter which will include more specific supplies to this workshop will be e-mailed or posted on the university site in the early spring. Please watch for an updated version and be prepared to include the newly added supplies for the workshop. This list has been received and the list below was updated on 4-5-13. Also, please feel free to e-mail me as the APSI date draws nearer. My e-mail address is katcreateArt@sbcglobal.net. I look forward to working with you!

Must have list:

  • Lap top
  • 1 sheet of Rives BFK printmaking paper 22” x 30” for embossed printmaking
  • 5 quart or gallon size zip lock baggies
  • scotch tape/masking tape
  • 1- 18” x 24” paper drawing pad (or loose paper) 60-80 lb weight similar to the Strathmore 400 series
  • Soft pastels
  • 1 4-foot 3/8” dowel rod
  • 1 yardstick
  • Large black crayon or several small ones
  • Matt Board – 2 pieces 6” x 12” AND small scrap misc. size pieces
  • Portfolio Series Water Soluble Oil Pastels (Binney & Smith) or Caran D’Ache (water soluble sticks)
  • X-acto knife & Scissors
  • Sharpie Marker, regular & fine tip
  • Old Magazines to be cut up
  • India Ink and Quill ink pen with a fine point pen point
  • white fast drying glue
  • Some of the following in very small sizes: Very, very thin gauge wire (silver, brass or copper), thin gauge twine, thread, or string, misc. seed beads or similar, colored buttons beads, small scrap jewelry, colored balloons small cut up wire, small colored brads, and other small scrap objects of color. Just bring what you have without going to extra trouble!

Suggested Supply list that you will want on hand:

  • Colored Pencils (Prismacolor if you have them)
  • Prang Water Colors or similar
  • Misc. assorted paint brushes including a 1” & 2” white bristle brush (cheap & in the Paint dept at Lowes or Home Depot)
  • “Cattle markers” or Large Oil Sticks (If you should have them )
  • Compressed Charcoal
  • glue stick
  • Pencils, erasers and a pencil-sharpener
  • Sketch book or used book with white washed pages to work in during lectures
  • Work shirt or apron
  • Photographs, copies, papers, collage materials, and personal paper/collectibles for making art.

In addition to the art supplies above, below is a list of optional “share” items:

  • Digital slides, photographs or examples of your own work (small files-flash drive)
  • Photographs or examples of your students’ work (small files-flash drive)
  • One Page lesson plan (on paper 25 copies) to share with others. Resource ideas to share in the form of books, internet sites, films/videos, one favorite book and quote to share as well. etc.
  • Lead Consultant: Kathleen Blake

    Kathleen A. Blake has taught high school art for more than 30 years, teaching AP Studio Art classes for 19 years. She believes that thinking creatively is an asset in all walks of life and that the “T” word (TALENT) so often talked about in the Arts is a characteristic that students develop and nurture over time. Her greatest passion is awakening students to their creative potential as they discover their own personal voice in their work. She believes that innovative thinking, invention and risk taking are active ingredients in the process of making art and that all students are capable of having successful outcomes in visual art classes, including Pre-AP and AP Studio Art classes. She currently teaches at Mount St Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City. Kathleen has served as an AP Consultant for fifteen years and has her Masters in Art Education.

    A selection of her awards includes the following:

    • 1994 National Scholastic Art Teacher Portfolio Award
    • 1998 National Board Certified Teacher
    • 2001 The Power of Art/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation - National Winner
    • 2003 The National Art Education Association/Western Region Art Educator of the Year
    • 2003 Oklahoma’s Art Educator of the Year
    • 2003 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalist
    • 2006 Oklahoma Governors’ Arts in Education Award
    • 2007 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence/The OK Medal for Excellence in Secondary Teaching

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