M. Colleen Harrigan

  • College Board endorsed consultant for AP Art and Design
  • This session is offered in Event 1:June 20-23 Tuesday through Friday
    • Due to the Federal Holiday Monday, our Event 1 will run Tuesday through Friday June 20-23, 2023.
  • This session is also offered in Event 2: June 26-29, Monday through Thursday.

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

Hello, welcome to AP Art and Design! My name is Colleen Harrigan and I am an artist and teacher at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, NY. I am currently the Lead Workshop Consultant for AP Art and Design and a former Co-Chair of the College Board AP Art and Design Development Committee. At the AP Reading, my role is Question Leader for the portfolio examination, and I am one of the authors of the College Board “Vertical Team Guide in Studio Art.” I support teaching and learning as the Moderator of the AP Art and Design Online Teacher Community as well as through the AP Mentoring program. I have presented at NAEA (National Art Education Association) conferences, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and led AP workshops throughout the U.S. and in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China respectively. I am involved in many aspects of teaching and learning, from guiding students in the classroom to professional development with teachers. I have studied internationally and received fellowships in Italy and Japan. These opportunities have enabled me to meet and work with many talented individuals and have informed both my teaching and studio practices.

I look forward to working and learning with you!



E-mail: studioartharrigan@gmail.com  M Colleen Harrigan AP Art and Design 2023 Online Walton APSI

AP Art & Design Course Description

This online APSI includes a combination of seminar sessions and activities designed to meet the needs of both inexperienced and experienced teachers alike. In addition to presenting information regarding the AP Art and Design program requirements, sessions will include an in-depth look at the three portfolios; ideation for developing lessons for the Selected Works and Sustained Investigation sections of the portfolios; experiences that can be adapted for classroom; and the most current information regarding the AP Art program and the latest reading of the exam.

The College Board updated the AP Art and Design course starting with the 2019-2020 school year.

We will distinguish the three AP Art and Design Portfolios through digital presentations; define the components of each portfolio – Selected Works, Sustained Investigation, review the curriculum framework and scoring rubrics; and engage in a mock scoring.

You will have opportunities for peer dialogue and discussion and also develop curricula to meet specific unique needs in Drawing, 2-D, and 3-D Art and Design.

Additionally, we will share thoughts on organization and management in the AP Art and Design class; on integrating individual and group critiques into the curriculum; on using technology and research effectively; and on the role of historical and contemporary art in image making.

This will be accomplished through both synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be multiple opportunities to share and work together through the APSI as well as develop resources to use in your class. You should be prepared to contribute your experiences and instructional approaches with other participants, even if you have never taught AP Art and Design before.

In addition to the College Board materials provided, your studio experiences will require some basic art materials.

It is my goal to meet the interests and needs of each of you in developing a successful AP Art and Design class experience and provide the most current information for the course.

I look forward to working with you!

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