Visual Arts

Mosaic: Art 9

Students will have the opportunity to survey a variety of mediums, learn some basic principles and elements of design.  They will spend time drawing, painting, working in clay and printmaking. Students will then be prepared for larger interest driven projects in years to come.

 Art Studio 10, 11, 12

The goal of Art Studio courses is to give you a foundation in art.  Students will build on sequential learning experience that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics and production and lead to the creation of quality works.  Students explore traditional and contemporary First People worldviews, stories and art history; analyze, interpret and make informed judgements about artwork and the nature of art; create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art using the elements and principles of design, and a range of materials, processes, and technologies.

Photography 10- 12  A↔B

Do you have a passion for taking photographs?  Have you ever wondered how to make your photographs more dynamic and interesting?  Then this course is for you!  Students new to photography are introduced to the fundamentals of photography including how to shooting and produce 35mm black and white film.  Students will learn the essentials of how to use a camera, and then how to manage, edit and print their digital images using Photoshop. The fundamentals of camera equipment will be covered, including how to use studio portrait. Students will improve their shooting, and become stronger creatively by learning about some composition essentials and the history of photography. Everything is designed to be accomplished while in class, however many students opt to take photographs outside of class time based on their project themes. Students will ultimately produce a portfolio of work to display their learning.

Students are welcome to take Photography 10, 11 and 12.  Many of the projects change each year.  However, if a there is repetition, senior photography students design their own independent projects with the teacher to enhance their skills.

Note: If you do not have a camera, the program has both film and digital cameras students can sign out for use!

 

* Specialized Art Courses. 

The following Art Elective can be selected by students once they have taken Art Studio 10, 11 & 12.  Students must select Art Studio 12 on their course selection sheet, they would be transferred into one of these specialized classes by a counsellor or by the request of the art teacher.

Graphic Arts 12

The goal of this course is to develop fundamental skills and understanding of printmaking techniques. Students will apply media, techniques, and process with sufficient skill to communicate intended meaning.  They will create abstract and realistic prints using a variety processes and materials.  Students reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections, and make informed judgements about artwork and the nature of art.

 Studio Arts 12 – 2D 

The goal of this course is to understand the fundamental principles of drawing and painting and gain confidence to use them in the pursuit of creating visual art.  Students will be able to demonstrate competency by understanding and executing the elements and principles of design.  Students will focus on the creation of line variation and begin to develop their own mark through various methods and techniques using a variety of materials, processes, and technologies.  Students will begin to understand the history of drawing and painting and its impact on society.  Students will also be able to critique their own work, as well as the work of their peers.  

 Studio Arts 12 – 3D

The goal of this course is to develop fundamental skills and understanding of sculpture.  Using materials such as plaster, clay, paper, wire and wood students create quality works.  Students in this course demonstrate a sincere desire to explore a variety of ideas and problems.  They create realistic and abstract sculpture utilizing subtractive and additive processes of modeling, carving, assembling and construction.  They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; make informed judgements about artwork and the nature of art.