San D, how did you convince your administration to do this? I have
suggested this for years, and they insist (parent pressure I think) of
offering AP Studio Art.
>Our school opted for an AP Art History class instead of an AP Studio course.
>We have our own version of Advanced Art, called Open Studio. I teach Open
>Studio and can tell you that the freedom I have with each individual student
>and the class as a whole would not meet the needs of an AP Studio art
>portfolio. However all of my art students get into the school of their
>choice without AP Studio Art. I think you can model your advanced art course
>after the AP Studio Art course requirements, but you certainly don't have to
>be locked into them.