Art

FINE ARTS 8

This is an exploratory course in which all grade 8 students gain experience in the fine arts and other subject areas.  In Art 8, they will experiment using a variety of subjects and materials with a strong emphasis on creative thinking.  You will only be limited by your imagination! Let your imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

ART STUDIO 9

Projects in this course are designed to develop artistic ability in beginners and at the same time allow advanced student artists to develop their skills and stretch their imagination.  All 2D and 3D materials such as ceramics, printmaking, drawing and painting could be explored in this exciting course.  You will only be limited by your imagination! Let your imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

ART STUDIO 10

Students taking Art for the first time will be placed into Level 1.  Art 10 students who have taken a previous art course will be placed in Level 2. 

Projects in this course are designed to develop artistic ability in beginners and at the same time allow advanced student artists to develop their skills and stretch their imagination.  All 2D and 3D materials such as ceramics, printmaking, drawing and painting could be explored in this exciting course.  You will only be limited by your imagination! Let your imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

ART STUDIO 11

Students taking Art 11 for the first time will be placed into Level 1. Art 11 students who have completed one or two art courses will be placed in Level 2 or Level 3.

This course gives the student experience with a wide variety of techniques and processes. It may include drawing and painting, printmaking, mixed media, and ceramics. Student focus will be on developing an awareness and skill in the use of the elements and principles of design, developing personal images, and using various materials and techniques.  Projects completed in this course may form part of a developing student portfolio for use in future employment or further arts education at the post-secondary level.  You will only be limited by your imagination! Let your imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

ART STUDIO 12

This course gives the student experience with a wide variety of techniques and processes. It may include drawing and painting, printmaking, mixed media, and ceramics. Student focus will be on developing an awareness and skill in the use of the elements and principles of design, developing personal images, and using various materials and techniques.  Students will be expected to complete advanced projects selected in consultation with the teacher.  Projects completed in this course may form part of a developing student portfolio for use in future employment or further arts education at the post-secondary level.  You will only be limited by your imagination! Let your imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

SCULPTURE 10

In this course, students will develop techniques specific to ceramics and sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on hand building with clay and other sculpture materials.  Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook as part of the design process. Most projects will be teacher directed but there will be the opportunity for students to pursue personal themes and imagery within the class. The Arts Education curriculum is based on the artistic habits of mind — exploring and creating, reasoning and reflecting, communicating and documenting, and connecting and expanding.   You will only be limited by your imagination! Let your imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

SCULPTURE 11

Students taking Ceramics and Sculpture for the first time will be placed into Level 1. Ceramic and Sculpture students who have completed one or two art courses will be placed in Level 2.

In this course students will develop their skills with 3 dimensional materials. Starting with basic hand building skills for clay, students will gradually acquire the skills to do more independent projects. Emphasis will be placed on the design and production of both functional and decorative objects. The Arts Education curriculum is based on the artistic habits of mind — exploring and creating, reasoning and reflecting, communicating and documenting, and connecting and expanding.  You will only be limited by your imagination! Let our imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

SCULPTURE 12

This course is a continuation of Sculpture 11 with greater emphasis on the development of personal themes in 3D materials. The individual student will have the opportunity to experiment with various glazing and finishing techniques in ceramics and may also choose to develop skills on the pottery wheel. Students will also work with other materials that may include plaster, soap stone, recycled materials, and wood.  The Arts Education curriculum is based on the artistic habits of mind — exploring and creating, reasoning and reflecting, communicating and documenting, and connecting and expanding.  You will only be limited by your imagination! Let your imagination soar to places it’s never gone to before! 

DRAWING AND PAINTING 10

If you love to draw or paint then this is the course for you! This course provides art students with the opportunity and the tools needed to advance their skill level in drawing and painting. In this course students will develop techniques. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation, memory, and imagination. Painting skills will be developed using a variety of media such as water colour and acrylic paints using a variety of supports or methods such as paper, canvas, cloth, collage, and mixed media. Most projects will be teacher directed but there will be the opportunity for students to pursue personal themes and imagery within the framework.

DRAWING AND PAINTING 11

If you love to draw or paint then this is the course for you!  This course is for the developing artist who is interested in acquiring skills and techniques in drawing and painting through use of a variety of 2 dimensional materials ie. water colour, acrylic on canvas and board, fabric painting, scratchboard, and mural panels. Emphasis will be placed on individual development and completion of assignments that show advanced personal image development.

Painting students who have completed one other art course will be placed in Level 2.  Students taking Drawing and Painting for the first time will be placed into Level 1.

*DRAWING AND PAINTING

If you love to draw or paint then this is the course for you! This course provides experienced art students with the opportunity and the tools needed to advance their skill level and to initiate

a self-directed program in drawing or painting. This course is for the serious artist who is interested in further developing a variety of skills and techniques in drawing and painting. Emphasis will be placed on individual development and completion of assignments that show advanced personal image development. Students will have the opportunity to adapt assigned class work to individual portfolio requirements and/or themes.

PHOTOGRAPHY 10

Photography 10 is an introductory course. The primary emphasis is on learning basic photographic, digital and darkroom techniques. We will explore what makes a good picture through a variety of assignments and subject matter.  Some of the topics covered are traditional photographic techniques, composition and design, photoshop, studio lighting, special effects, mixed media techniques and more.  

PHOTOGRAPHY 11

Students taking Photo 11 for the first time will be placed into Level 1, but will receive Grade 11 credits. Photo 11 students who have completed Photo 10 will be placed in Level 2.

Photography Level 2 builds on the foundation skills acquired in Level 1, with an increasing emphasis on the development of a personal style. Students will experiment with advanced digital and film camera techniques to produce images that convey their growing sense of composition, emotional/artistic connection, and technical mastery. Projects will include a look at the concepts of graphic design, high fashion photography, special effects, and more - with an emphasis on creativity. 

PHOTOGRAPHY 12

Students taking Photo 12 for the first time will be placed into Level 1, but will receive Grade 12 credits. Photo 12 students who have completed Photo 10 and/or 11 will be placed in Level 2.

Students receiving Level 2 credit for Photography 12 will be asked to pursue their own creative ideas under the direction of the teacher. Not only will students in Photo 12 be creating a portfolio that displays the breadth and quality necessary for admission to a post-secondary photo program, they will also be searching out their own artistic style and voice.

GRAPHIC ARTS 11/12 

 If you like commercial design (making art for advertising and packaging), drawing, layout, lettering, photo enhancing,  and a whole range of graphic design projects,  this course is for you. Students will study the elements and principles of design and incorporate these into a series of creative products using a variety of techniques. Projects are designed to give students hands-on experience to develop specific, worthwhile skills.

*AP ART - ADVANCED PLACEMENT (A2DP12)

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

This is a demanding and intensive studio course that gives high school students the opportunity to receive advanced placement or credit at participating colleges or universities. Studio AP Art is designed to assist and guide the student in the preparation of a portfolio that will be evaluated by AP Faculty Consultants at the beginning of May in Cincinnati, U.S.A. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of ideas and the development of unique imagery and techniques to represent those ideas in the strongest possible way. Since teachers at this level of the visual arts are guides and advisors just as much as instructors, students must be self-motivated and self- disciplined to be successful. Experience has proven that most students require two senior art courses, in addition to devoting many additional hours outside of class, to complete portfolios. Students are expected to bear the costs of any materials they use that are not available to students in regular art courses. As well, students are responsible for the costs of the shipping and the evaluation of their portfolio. Areas of focus include 2D Design (which can be photo based).

Additional information about advanced placement courses found at:

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/