AP Drawing

You will have the opportunity to create a portfolio of work that will focus on development of concept, research, and mark-making skills. The portfolio will focus on the personal voice and choice. AP Art students are part of and leaders among the strong visual arts community at SAS.

What are the major projects you will complete in this course?

You will be able to complete a portfolio for external assessment, exhibition and university supplement.

Advanced Placement exam is available for this course.

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are available for this course. For more information on Advanced Placement, click here

Course Details

Barbara Harvey

"You should take this course if you want to dive into mark-making either through a singular medium or multiple media. You should take this course if you wish to grow your portfolio, stretch and build your skill, and further your concept development."

AP Drawing

ID: 46111 Grade: 10-12 Length: Year
Credit: Visual/Performing Arts
Prerequisite: Studio Art; or acceptable portfolio. and teacher recommendation
Note: This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.

The Drawing portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Abstract, observational and inventive works may demonstrate drawing competence. The range of marks used to make drawings, the arrangement of those marks, and the materials used to make the marks are endless. Photography, videotapes, digital imaging, photocopies of work, and three- dimensional work may not be submitted for the Drawing Portfolio. Students will be prepared for and strongly encouraged to sit for the AP exam in May.

What Our Students Say


AP Drawing is the perfect AP art course to start with. Any student who believes they have an interest in and aptitude for drawing and painting using different mediums should definitely consider this course. AP Drawing will demonstrate our dedication and talent towards the creative aspect of education and also push students to ideate beyond their comfort zone. I felt that I improved drastically with my color usage and familiarity with the art mediums, and I’m sure that taking this course will build other students' confidence and aid improvement.”Vainavi Gambhir,
Class of 2021

Results that Matter


Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams


of 3's, 4's, and 5's received in AP exams in 2018


Advanced Topics (AT) courses


of the Class of 2018 graduates were awarded cum laude commendations