All AP Art students are strongly encouraged to work in an art journal or sketchbook over the summer, and update it at least once a week with something creative. That could be sketches, project ideas, notes, inspirations, research questions, etc. Bring your sketchbook to show on the first day of school.
Lastly, this upcoming year in AP you will be engaging in what is called a Sustained Investigation – an inquiry based artmaking journey. For this, you will need to develop a question you wish to explore through a portfolio of work. Start to consider topics and questions for your inquiry – make a brainstorm list and bring it with you to class on the first day of school. You should NOT commit to any specific idea for your sustained investigation yet though – keep yourself open to possibilities as we begin class in the fall.