Studio Art

This course will survey all tenets of the AP Studio Art Portfolio including Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design. Participants will be involved with an intensive series of “mock grading” of student portfolios utilizing the official rubrics of the AP 2013 reading. In addition a special focus will be placed on ideas for encouraging student voice and creativity within the portfolios in order to elevate the students’ artworks to authentic college level performance. Discussion of the legitimacy of appropriation will also be a focus in the course. Participants will also have the opportunity to create their own “portfolios” based on the Concentration sections of each of the three portfolios. Required readings as well as an excursion to an art gallery or museum will be scheduled during this Summer Institute to offer participants an enriching experience necessary to fostering creative energies. Upon successful completion of this Summer Institute participants should be able to design and successfully teach their own AP Studio Art course.



Bertha Steinhardt Gutman

Bertha Steinhardt Gutman earned her M.F.A. degree in Painting from The State University of NY at Stony Brook in 1991. She is a Professor of Studio Art and Art History at Delaware County Community College in Media PA since 2002. She is a professional painter with numerous awards and honors based on her national exhibition record. She taught the AP Studio Art and Art History courses for several years at a small private school on Long Island. She served as a reader for the AP Studio Art portfolios for 18 years. She has been conducting AP Summer Institutes and Workshops in Studio Art for the College Board for the past 13 years.

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Institute Faculty

The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.

Daily Schedule

Classes are scheduled from Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.

Participants receive a catered lunch at a waterfront restaurant each day.

Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.

An Opportunity for Learning and Interacting

Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledgeand skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.

Course Questions?

Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.

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