Earlier this month, AP Studio Art teacher Charlotte Chambliss had the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China and conduct a two-day College Board AP Studio Art Workshop for the teachers there. The workshop was held at the Beijing National Day School, among a variety of other AP subject workshops like Computer Science, Biology, and Statistics.
“These workshops are aimed at encouraging the integration of AP courses in certain subjects in Chinese schools, not just American International Schools,” says Chambliss.
Chambliss, a consultant for the College Board's Advanced Placement Program in Studio Art and Art History since 2001, had 14 participants in her AP Studio Art Workshop, the majority of which were Chinese teachers. In addition to this workshop, Chambliss also teaches multi-day AP Workshops and AP Summer Institutes for American teachers which are designed for teachers that will either be teaching AP classes in the future, or are currently doing so.
While in Beijing, Chambliss explored the city for artistic inspiration to bring back to the classroom at The Episcopal School of Dallas. Armed with inspiration from visits to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Lama Temple, the Temple of Heaven, and the Beijing Zoo, she has plenty to share with her AP Studio Art students back home.