Can you tell us a little bit about the New Trier AP Art program? How have these artists developed during their time at New Trier, and during the New Trier AP Art class? Do many of the students go on to study art in college and pursue art as a career?
Our AP Art program is strictly seniors. During their junior year, they apply to the AP class, and as teachers, we review their portfolios and give them guidance in whether or not we feel as if they are able to be successful doing the AP exam, and also the curriculum of the course. And then the summer between their junior and senior year, they’re required to take an art class outside of New Trier, whether that be a community class, or they may even go to the School of the Art Institute for a studio immersive for a month or more. Some have gone as far as Rhode Island School of Design, and taken courses there.Read More