The visual arts program develops to a higher degree of excellence the concepts of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Studies focus on more complex theories and techniques as well as self-criticism and self-evaluation. Visual Arts students are encouraged to take the grade ten media arts course to round out their arts education. The development of a portfolio is a key component in the senior level courses.
VISUAL ARTS COURSES
AWL1OW - DRAWING
This course offers an overview of visual arts as a
foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements
and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials
through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles.
They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the
characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of
Canadian art and the art of other cultures. There is a $20.00 lab fee for
materials in this course.
AWM3MW - PAINTING AND DRAWING
Prerequisite: AWL1OW or Audition
This course provides students with opportunities to
further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will
explore a range of subject matter through studio activities and will
consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyze art works and
study aspects of Western art history as well as art forms from Canada and other
parts of the world. There is a $35.00 lab fee for this course for materials.
AWN4MW - PAINTING
This course focuses on the refinement of students’
skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyze art forms; use
theories of art in analyzing and producing art and increase their understanding
of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian
(including native Canadian) art and art forms from various parts of the world.
Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal touch. There is a
$35.00 lab fee for this course for materials.
AWO3MW - PRINTMAKING
Prerequisite: AWL1OW or an advanced senior comprehensive visual arts course
This course enables students to further
develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the
creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work in
printmaking. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating
their own work and the work of others. There is a $35.00 lab fee for this course for materials.
AWP4MW - SCULPTURE
Prerequisite: AWM3MW or AWO3MW
This course focuses on studio activities in visual art
sculpture. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject
matter, and will evaluate art works, providing grounds for their aesthetic
judgments. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts of Western
art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support
their study of specific media. There is a $35.00 lab fee for materials.