Week Two: July 7-10, 2014


I. AP Studio Art for Experienced Teachers (2019)

This workshop will help you to gather methods and resources to help middle and high school students to a higher level of learning in the visual arts.  It will give teachers the strategies and tools they need to engage their students in the development of higher visual studio art skills and computer knowledge. 

You will gain an understanding of the Advanced Placement Studio Art program, so that you can better assist your students in the preparation of their portfolios.  We will address a variety of approaches to visual art styles and techniques as well as abstraction, expression, and the investigation of the principles and elements of art standards.  We will also discuss how to tailor lessons to three levels of student learning: emerging, proficient, and advanced.  These levels will not necessarily correspond to a certain grade level. You will view a presentation of portfolios, demonstrating a breadth and concentration of conceptual compositional and technical works of art.  Photography and various drawing and printing techniques will be incorporated into activity lessons. 

Homework:  Please bring a digital camera and flash drive, any drawing or painting supplies you like to use, personal photographs (no larger than 8"X10") and a laptop. 

Quiquia Calhoun has taught AP Studio Art for twenty-six years of her thirty-six years teaching at Oklahoma City Public Schools.  She received her BA of Art and Education (Pre-K to Grade 12) from Oklahoma City University in 1977, and a Masters in Clothing and Textiles from the University of Oklahoma in 1978.  While teaching at Northeast Academy for Health Sciences and Engineering, she served as an AP Studio Art College Board consultant for nine years.  Quiquia was selected as the Southwestern Region AP Studio Art Teacher of the Year in 1998.  She has been an AP College Board reader since 2001.  In addition, she was National AP Vertical Team Guide co-author for AP Studio Art, and a panelist at the AP Equity Colloquium in 2008.  Previously, she received an Excellent Education Award from Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, and was a Teacher of the Year nominee in the Oklahoma City Public School District.  In 2009, Quiquia completed AP Summer Institute workshops at The University of Tulsa, The University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at Austin, Washburn University, University of Arkansas, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Highlands University. 

Week Three: July 14-17, 2014


I. AP Studio Art for New Teachers (3034)

 This workshop is an overview of both Pre-AP and AP Studio Art.  Strategies and tips for organization and implementation of the studio course will be examined and discussed.  You will engage in a series of new activities using a variety of methods according to your level of expertise.  We will look at technological, photographical, and by-hand surface preparation processes, perhaps in the form of a deconstructed journal, "Trish's Terrific 12," using strategies developed by the instructor, or an independent study.  Tips from Trish on photographing and submitting images digitally will be discussed.  You will engage in a creative imagery exercise to stimulate creative choices with your students.  The issue of teaching students benchmarks for "quality" in art forms will be addressed using reflective, summative, and oral evaluation systems.  The process of reading and scoring portfolios will be reviewed from the vantage point of a reader, using an overview of images.  AP Central and other instructional resources will be examined.

While working with teachers across the nation, I am often asked: "how do you get your students to perform at a level of excellence?"  I always reply, in the simple phrasing of Michelangelo, "It is already there--I only help to bring it out." 

Homework: Please bring the following supplies:

  • Apron
  • Assortment of papers, paints, brushes, and drawing mediums
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sketchbook
  • Hardbound used book
  • Photos
  • Miscellaneous collage supplies
  • Small hardside box
  • Digital camera and USB connection cords
  • CDS
  • Jump drive
  • Card reader
  • Laptop computer
  • List of favorite websites and best practices and/or lessons to share

Ms. Patricia Winnard has taught art for 42 years and AP Studio Art of 24 years.  She is a Fulbright Scholar, National Board Certified Teacher and a NAEA Teacher of Distinction.  Over the course of her teaching career, she has received the AP Outstanding Recognition Award, Teacher of the Year, finalist for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year, Oklahoma Art Teacher of the Year, Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, Western Region Art Teacher of the Year, and finalist for National Art Teacher of the Year.  She has done extensive brain research with renowned author and originator of Multiple Intelligences, Howard Gardner, at Harvard University.  She has received over $66,000 in grant funding.

For the past 12 years, Patricia has conducted numerous one and two-day  workshops as a College Board consultant, and she has also been an AP Studio Art reader.  She guest lectured at the 2008 AP National Convention.  In 2011, she taught AP Studio Art in Beijing, China with the Freeman Foundation.  She is currently a teacher at Heritage Hall Upper School in Oklahoma city where she began and nurtured the thriving AP Studio Art program.  She also mentors for the Master Teaching Program for Oklahoma City Schools and Integris Health Network.  She has been selected to participate in the Robert Rauschenberg Project in Washington, DC, and she was selected as one of the 2010 Cambride University Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Teaching and Education.











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