M. Colleen Harrigan

  • College Board endorsed consultant for AP Art and Design
  • This session is offered in Event 1:June 21-24 Tuesday through Friday
    • Due to the Federal Holiday of Juneteenth being commemorated on Monday, June 20th, our Event 1 will run Tuesday through Friday June 21-24, 2022.
  • This session is also offered in Event 2: June 27-30, Monday through Thursday.

Meet your AP Art and Design Consultant and read about the APSI Course Description for AP Art and Design!

M. Colleen Harrigan is an artist and teacher at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, New York.

She is a Question Leader for the College Board AP Art and Design portfolio examination, and one of the authors of the College Board “Vertical Team Guide in Studio Art.”
Ms. Harrigan is a former Co-Chair of the College Board AP Studio Art Development Committee and currently the Lead College Board Consultant for AP Art+Design.

She has presented at NAEA conferences, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and led AP workshops throughout the US and in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China respectively.

Ms. Harrigan is involved in many aspects of teaching and learning, from guiding students in the classroom to professional development with teachers.

She has studied internationally and received fellowships to Italy and Japan. These opportunities have enabled her to meet and work with many talented individuals and have informed both her teaching and studio practices.

M Colleen Harrigan AP Art and Design 2022 Online Walton APSI

AP Art & Design Course Description

This AP Art and Design APSI will provide you with some of the tools and techniques for helping students acquire the skills needed to excel in AP Art and Design. 

In this APSI session:

  • You will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom. 
  • You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will help ensure that your students can register for AP portfolio submission by the new fall deadlines. 

After attending this APSI, you’ll be able to align your instruction with the goals of the AP Art and Design course(s); identify the skills and knowledge that the portfolio will assess, and identify the tasks and materials with which students might need more preparation; design a course that meets the curricular requirements; and make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.