AP Studio Art in drawing as well as 2D design has been going on Thursdays after school until 5:30 since mid September. AP studio art is part of the College Board (an international organization) where high school students can participate in a rigorous program similar to a first year university/college course. There are many other subjects offered at Ross in the AP format: French, English, Biology to name a few and now studio art. Rather than complete an exam in May 2015, a large portfolio is uploaded to the College Board and 5 superior artworks are mailed to the Board. The portfolio consists of 12 artworks that demonstrate Breadth of skill in a variety of media as well as another 12 artworks that represent a concentration on a theme, not unlike what a practising artist might have at a private gallery. Currently three grade 12 students, Maria Melito, Isabelle Chen and Megan Sanderson have been completing the “Breadth” aspect and are beginning their development of the “Concentration” section. Interested art students are welcome to attend the Thursday after-school activities and not necessarily commit to the AP program. Below are some examples from part one, breath, taken from Maria Melito’s portfolio.