Art 8, 9 and 10 are one term courses.
Art 11 and Art 12 are full year courses.
The Art courses, give students the opportunity to enhance their creativity and develop their artistic skills. All courses begin with students learning the following Perceptual Skills: The perception of edges, positive shapes and negative spaces, lights and darks, and relationships. These skills come together, and students are able to draw.
Art courses are organized under the following activities:
1. Image Development and Design Strategies - how to develop a work of art.
2. Context - how to express cultural, historical, religious, political, and personal messages while studying the various Art Movements.
3. Visual Elements and Principles of Design - how to use the visual ingredients and tools of art.
4. Materials, Technologies, and Processes - exploring various media, and ways to create art.
We explore the following areas:
Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Ceramics & Sculpture, and Fabric Arts. The Art room is filled with amazing supplies, and various media to try out.
In Art 11 and Art 12, students develop an extensive portfolio. These can be used to present works for post secondary Art Schools and Scholarships.