Honors and AP: Honors and AP students in Studio Art began the semester by choosing a topic of interest to delve into for a Sustained Investigation. Students then wrote inquiry questions to guide their explorations, as they approached their chosen topic in a variety of different ways. Early in the semester, students worked from direct observation. For some assignments students were asked to focus on a particular principle, such as contrast or depth. Later, students focused on place, asking themselves what environments or spaces related to their topic, and using linear perspective. At the end of the semester, students were given free reign to develop a piece on their investigation topic using any process or materials they chose.