The AP Studio Art and Design exam format has undergone a complete renovation starting in 2019-2020. The description (below) comes straight from the College Board website
All three AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams contain two sections.
1. The Selected Works section requires students to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas. 2. The Sustained Investigation section requires students to conduct a sustained investigation based on questions, through practice, experimentation, and revision.
Both sections of the portfolios require students to articulate information about their work. Both sections are required. Students earn a score for each section, and sections scores are combined to produce an overall portfolio score that may offer opportunities for college credit and/or advanced placement. The order in which the sections are presented is not intended to suggest a curricular sequence.
AP Art and Design SUPPLIES:
Toolbox/Art box (for supplies)
Sketchbook (minimum size 9x10)
18 X 24 Drawing Pad
Drawing Pencils (4H – 8B)
Charcoal Pencils (hard – soft)
Blending stumps—two sets (variety of sizes)
Drawing Board (stays at home)
Erasers (Kneaded, White, Rubber, etc)
Prisma Color Pencils (trust me! You want the GOOD ones!!!!)
Higgins Black Ink (other colors optional)
Book Study for literacy: "The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life" by TwylaTharp ISBN-10:9780743235273 Amazon: $11.49 New and from $5.35 Used Walmart: $15.97 paperback Barnes and Noble: $17.99 paperback and $14.99 digital
*depending on individual portfolios, there may be additional materials required