Visual Arts

Art 8

This course provides the opportunities to work with a large variety of materials and processes. Students will create drawings, paintings, sculptures and clay work! This is the year to discover what type of art you enjoy making the most and next year you can choose just drawing and painting or just sculpture and ceramics. Of course if you love it all then we provide that as well! This is a fun and creative course desgined to help you be the best artis you can be!


Art 9/10

This is a studio class that provides opportunity to work with a variety of materials and processes. Drawing, painting, sculpture and clay work will all be explored! Emphasis will be placed on the development of personal imagery and a basic understanding of the elements and principles of art and design. Bring your creative ideas and be prepared to have fun!


Drawing and Painting 9/10

This course will address drawing and painting skill development. Students will learn various drawing and painting techniques and complete many projects! Projects will include watercolour and acrylic painting, pencil/graphite, charcoal and pastel drawing and even some mixed media projects! Art history and contemporary art will be addressed. Students will have a sketchbook and learn how to prepare and record ideas for larger projects.


Ceramics 9/10/11/12

This fine art course is a studio class where students work on individual 3 dimensional projects. The material students will use range from wood, cardboard, styrofoam, wire and other sculptural materials like clay. Students will have an opportunity to work on the potters wheel as both functional and sculptural work will be explored. Students will be evaluated entirely on work done in class, there is little to no homework.


Art Foundation 11/12

This studio course provides an opportunity for continued exploration experience in a variety of 2D and 3D mediums. Students will be engaged in the development of skills related to image creation and individual style. This class will stimutlate your imagination and build your artistic confidence!


Yearbook 11/12

This is a publication course where students are responsible for developing a theme and producing each page of the school yearbook. A keen interest in photography and familarity with the basic aspects of Photoshop is recommended. This is a demanding course requiring high degree on commitment.


Drawing & Painting 11/12

This courswe will address drawing and painting skill development. Students will learn various drawing and painting techniques and be able to work on developing a personal style and theme. Emphasis will be placed on development of personal imagery and a basic enhancing images. Projects will include watercolour and acrylic painting, pencil/graphite, charcoal and pastel drawing and even some mixed media projects! Art history and contemporary art will be addressed. STudents will have a sketchbook and learn how to prepared and record ideas for larger projects.


Graphics 11/12

Students explore methods of communicating ideas through images and text. Projects include video production, T shirt printing, projection painting, 3D sculptures as well as work done on Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. This is a studio course where students are marked entirely on work done in class, there is little or no homework.


Photography 11/12 

This fine art course investigates image development in the darkroom and progresses to image development on computers. Students take photographs and explore a variety of methods and programs to complete meaningful assignments. A digital camera is required for this course. Students are evaluated entirely on work done in class, there is little or no homework.