ART 8 AR 8
An introduction to Art, developing fundamental skills in drawing, painting, design, printmaking, sculpture, graphics and other art activities.
ART 9 AR 9
This course will focus attention on a variety of techniques employed in the artistic expression of different subjects. The course is divided into three sections.
Sculpture and 3-Dimensional Design
This segment will explore various media used in sculpture and modeling. Students will create designs in wire, wood, paper, pulp board, paper mache, etc. by developing these ideas into three dimensional forms such as: constructions, sculpture, modeling, mobiles and/or stables.
This segment will present some basic techniques involving the use of clay. Proper methods of clay preparation and handling will be demonstrated. Projects will include pinch pots, coil work, slab work, relief and intaglio design. Glazing of some projects along with kiln use will also be considered.
Drawing and Painting
This segment is intended for students who have some ability in drawing and painting and wish to improve their knowledge in these areas. Various media will be available including charcoal, India ink, wax resist, water and tempera paints, pencil crayon, chalk and oil pastel.
Projects will include still life, figurative drawing, abstract painting, motion, perspective and art history. Mixed media will be explored.
ART 10 AR 10
This course will focus attention on a variety of techniques employed in the artistic expression of different subjects.
Suggested areas of study would include drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, modeling, mosaic or collage, printing methods, and large murals. A development of individual art expression will be encouraged.
Prerequisite: Recommend Art 9
ART 9/10 AR 9/10F
This half semester course includes many of the aspects of the regular Art 9 and 10 courses. It may be combined with CAPP 9 or CAPP 10.
VISUAL ARTS 2D 9/10 VA 2D 9/10
Students will explore various media including pencil, pencil crayon, pastels, watercolours, acrylics, pen and ink, and screen printing.
Some projects will be directly related to practical use in the graphics industry such as package and poster design.
ART 11 AR 11
This is an advanced general art foundations course. A minimum of four out of the six visual expression areas will be explored.
This course will include continued exploration of the elements and principles of design through a variety of experiences in at least four of these areas: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and graphics. Image development while applying different strategies is emphasized. Encouraged are an awareness of art history, art appreciation and reasoned criticism.
Prerequisite: Recommended Art 10
VISUAL ART 2D 11 VA 2D 11
This course is designed for students who want to focus their study in art in the particular areas of drawing, painting and graphics.
Students should have some art experience prior to, or concurrent with this course, however art foundations will be incorporated where necessary.
Continued development of imagery through a variety of experiences is emphasized. Instruction may include the following: line, point, cross-hatching, shading, pen and ink, water colour, brush techniques, colour, block-printing, silkscreen, etching, lettering, design and layout of posters and other advertizing materials.
Prerequisite: Recommended VA 2D 9/10 or Art 10
VISUAL ART 3D 11 VA 3D 11
This course is designed as a continuation of the fundamentals of design and its application to specific design problems. Where necessary, art foundations will be incorporated. The course will provide opportunities for explorations in ceramics, textiles and sculptures using a variety of media.
Prerequisite: AR 10
ART 12 AR 12
A. General Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn:
Advanced drawing skills,
Advanced painting skills,
Advanced printmaking skills,
Advanced sculpture skills (including ceramics), and,
Advanced textile skills
B. Course Evaluation:
Sketch book presentation and completion
Practical work/major projects
Research projects/written work/quizzes
Prerequisite: AR 11
VISUAL ARTS 3D 12 VA 3D 12
Students will work with a variety of 3D materials such as ceramic, sculpture, paper mache and fabric.
Prerequisite: VA 3D 11 or any Art 11
FINE ARTS 11 – ART ART 11Z
This course will cover the elements and principles of visual arts. Students will primarily work with design. Therefore an ability to draw, although an asset, is not absolutely necessary.
The study of art in relationship to its surroundings will also be examined. Evaluation will involve practical work.
FINE ARTS 11 – VISUAL ARTS FAVA 11F
This course is a shortened version of the regular VA3D 11 course. Please see write up under 3D 11.