This UbD unit is intended for use in AP Studio Art classes and guides students through the process of developing ideas for their Sustained Investigations. Beginning the 2019-2020 school-year, all AP Studio Art courses will revolve entirely around the Sustained Investigation. This is a year-long, extended exploration of a student-generated topic of inquiry. By the end of the year, students must submit 15 images of work with coherent focus and demonstrate: practice, experimentation, and revision.
In this unit, students will learn what series are and why artists create works in series. Students will develop and refine ideas for their own series, create and present proposals for their own inquiry topics, and share feedback with one another. This unit can be adapted to introduce a long-range series of artworks in non-AP upper-level art courses.
Cone, Hannah, "AP Studio Art - Beginning the Sustained Investigation" (2019). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 451.
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Example Sustained Investigation Proposal.pdf (9786 kB)
QFT-Why do artists work in series.pdf (63 kB)
Handout- Ethics of Image Use.pdf (65 kB)
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Topic Vetting - Sustained Investigation.pdf (131 kB)
Peer Feedback_ Sustained Investigation Plan (1).pdf (103 kB)