Art & Design

AP 572.100 | Online | Joann Winkler


This online AP Art and Design course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant Advanced Placement content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement – all focused on best practices for preparing your students for success. AP Art and Design teachers, new or experienced, will explore all three portfolios: 2D, 3D and Drawing along with the Selected Works and the Sustained Investigation sections for each portfolio. Included will be a studio for each portfolio. Emphasis will be placed on developing strategies for the Sustained Investigation section in any of the portfolio offerings depending on the interest and experience of the participant. Covered will be the Reading process, PowerPoints used in training for the 2023 Reading, mock Readings using the rubric for the 2023 Reading, process journal strategies, The College Board materials, and discussion of Pre-AP. Developing essential question approaches to best illustrate the investigation body of work will be explored along with studio practice developed from the participant’s Sustained Investigation theme. A PowerPoint illustrating the particular ideation for the investigation and reflection will be created and shared along with a small body of work. In this summer Institute the THREE portfolio offerings given by The College Board (2D Art and Design, Drawing, 3D Art and Design) will be explored. Each part of the portfolio will be dissected by reviewing the reading process.  The Institute also will be an opportunity to share best practices, advice and experiences teaching AP. It also will be an opportunity to make art with an eye toward AP teaching practices. In one of the sections, a mock reading will be explored to experience what the reading is like. Other topics, such as idea development for investigation and selected works, will be explored.  Participants will be expected to complete all Institute requirements, which will include completing a small-scale investigation based on essential questioning development and The College Board requirements. Participants will have ample opportunities to learn, acquire and share best teaching practices and walk away with practical materials and strategies to immediately promote active student-centered learning in the classroom, including ways to enhance visual literacy: how to help students develop skills in looking at, thinking about, and communicating ideas about works of art. In addition, this session will directly address ways to seamlessly utilize digital images and computer-based multimedia technology into the AP Art and Design course. Finally, participants will be mentored to become “Readers” in a simulated reading of the AP examination and gain an understanding of the grading process. 


Joann Winkler

Joann M. Winkler

Joann M Winkler is a member of the Fine Arts Department at Clinton High School where she has served as chairman of the art department for over 35 years and has been an adjunct professor at Mt. St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa. Joann holds a B.S. in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in Art Education from Northeast Missouri State University. In addition, graduate credits have been earned from Carleton College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Joann is a contributor to the National Vertical Team Guide for AP® Studio Art and has written numerous articles, reviews, lessons, and curricula for the College Board program. Currently, Joann serves as a Reader or Table Leader for the AP® Art and Design exams and has held this position since 2001. She is also a consultant to the College Board® where she conducts workshops helping art teachers establish their own Advanced Placement Studio Art programs or Pre-AP® Art and Design programs. Joann also has presented a variety of workshops on AP topics for several state and national Art Education conventions. Her consulting work has taken her throughout the United States since 2001 to locations such as Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Vermont, Washington, as well as the Annual National AP Conference. When not working in the fine arts field, Joann enjoys photography, traveling, spending quality time with her family and friends, dining out, and attending as many theatrical productions as possible.