Fine Arts Department
The Visual Art department contributes to a student’s overall learning experience by allowing students to explore creativity and self-expression as well as develop technical skills in various mediums. An important aspect of intellectual growth in students is their ability to form their own unique ideas, values and beliefs; art is a means of communicating these through a visual language that includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and print-making. In addition, gallery visits and field trips awaken student’s interest in the cultural and artistic world. Art class is offered from grade 8 to grade 12.
showcase their work at both Winter and Spring
exhibitions at the school. Students who take a special interest in Art are
also welcome to join the STA Art Club, which offers
an opportunity for creative students to further develop
their skills in a number of mediums.
In order to expand students knowledge of art history in addition to developing their own creative skills, the Art department provides visits to a number of museums and galleries in the city to educate and inspire students.
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|Music 8 - 10
Jazz Band 8 - 10
|Jazz Band Music 9 & 10
Instrumental Jazz Band 11 & 12
Instrumental Music Concert Band 11 - 12
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|Chamber Choir 8 - 12
Choral Music 8-12
|Art 8 - 12||Ms. Arkiletianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Drama 8 - 10 Acting 11 - 12
- Art 8 - 10: Half year course
- Art 11 - 12: Full year course
- Drama 8 - 10: Half year course
- Acting 11 - 12: Full year course
- Concert Band
- Concert & Chamber Choir
*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:
- Image Development and Design Strategies - how to develop a work of art.
- Context - how to express cultural, historical, religious, political, and personal messages while studying the various Art Movements.
- Visual Elements and Principles of Design - how to use the visual ingredients and tools of art.
- 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.
**Students enrolled in Drama and Acting are given the opportunity to join our extracurricular Improv Team as well as our Theatre Production.