VISUAL ART

 Art 10, 20 & 30 consists of three major components: drawing, compositions, and encounters. Drawing encompasses the recording, investigating, communicating, evaluating, and articulating aspects of making images. Composition deals with the organization of design elements and relationships involved in the creation of images. Encounters involve looking at images and artefacts, the sources of images, the transformation of art through time, and the impact of images.

  

Art students will study drawing, painting and sculpture. Students will use a variety of art media including pencil, pen and ink, oil pastels, charcoal, conté, illustrator markers, pencil crayon, water colour, clay, plaster, and acrylic paints.

  

ART 10 

(5 credits) Prerequisite: None

 

Art 10 is an introductory course in the Visual Arts for all students regardless of their ability levels. The course allows students to experiment with a variety of techniques and materials within teacher-directed projects. Students will work to develop strong technical skills in drawing, painting, and three-dimensional media. They will explore a range of styles from abstraction to realism. As they learn to use the elements of Art and principals of Design, students will develop confidence in the creation of compositions and develop an understanding of color and value. Art 10 will also introduce students to the History of Art.

  

ART 20 

(5 credits) Prerequisite: successful completion of Art 10

 

Art 20 is an intermediate level course in the Visual Arts for all students who have completed 5 credits in Art 10. The course allows students to apply the techniques and skills learned at the previous level to larger, more sophisticated works of art. Students will continue to develop strong technical skills in drawing, painting, and three dimensional media with a particular emphasis on refining drawing skills. They will explore a range of styles from abstraction to realism. They will work within both teacher and student-directed projects. They will continue to explore the History of Art. Art 20 is available for  5 credits. Successful completion of Art 20 allows entry to Art 30.

  

ART 30 

(5 credits) Prerequisite: successful completion of Art 20

 

Art 30 is structured in a manner that gives students the opportunity to work in depth with a media of their choice - leading to the development of a personal style as well as a completed portfolio for entrance into a post-secondary art institution.

Ceramics / Pottery

Ceramics 15, 25 & 35 provides a comprehensive study in methods of sculpture, hand-built clay construction and basic decoration techniques. Students are introduced to the basics of clay and explore three dimensional design while developing both useful and sculptural forms. Creativity and quality craftsmanship are emphasized.

 

CERAMICS 15, 25, 35

(5 credits) Prerequisite: 15 - None 25/35 - Successful completion of previous course

GENERAL MUSIC

General Music 15, 25, 35 

(5 credits)                     Prerequisite: 10 - None           20/30   - Successful completion of previous course

 

This course is offered as an option to all students and is intended to teach students how to play a musical instrument and listen to other fellow students in a group setting. Students will also learn some music history and theory. The goal of the course is to grow and develop an appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of music as a source of personal fulfillment. As the course progresses, students will discover, develop, and evaluate their individual talents and abilities in performance by learning skills required to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, voice or any other instrument used in popular music. Students with an interest in musical performance and group work are strongly encouraged to register in this class.