Visual Arts

Art can become a lifelong passion, providing students with many opportunities to develop their creativity and explore a career in the arts and media. Dr. E.P. Scarlett prides itself on having a well-developed studio art program where students learn to use a wide variety of materials through the application of various creative techniques.



Art 10, 20 and 30

These courses are designed to be enjoyable and challenging to students with an interest in art. Emphasis is placed on developing and expanding artistic skills, pushing the boundaries of your creativity and increasing your understanding of composition and the elements of visual design. 

Art 10 is a course where no previous art experience is required but a desire to learn and an enthusiastic attitude are expected. Basic skills in drawing, painting, ceramic work, metal work and printmaking are developed through a variety of assignments that explore the course outcomes.

Art 20 is about going beyond the basics of drawing realistic forms. The process of abstraction, solving design problems and visual risk-taking are a fundamental part of the Art 20 Curriculum. 

Art 30 is where all of the skills and concepts learned at the Art 10 and 20 levels are brought together. Students in Art 30 will be encouraged to develop a portfolio that can be used for post-secondary applications. Along with regular class assignments there is a greater focus on in class personal projects at the 30 level. Many students are able to use Art 30 as one of their courses for post secondary entrance.


Advanced Placement Studio Art (10PreAP, 20PreAP and 30AP)

These courses are designed to be enjoyable and challenging to students with an interest in art. Emphasis is placed on developing and expanding artistic skills, pushing the boundaries of your creativity and increasing your understanding of composition and the elements of visual design. AP Studio Art requires a high level of skill, a keen interest in the development of artwork, and dedication to the program. A desire to learn and an enthusiastic attitude are expected. The goal of the program is to create a portfolio for submission to the College Board in your Grade 12 year. The College Board will then assess your portfolio. Depending on your results you can earn credits towards your post- secondary degree.

Art Advanced Techniques 25 and 35

These courses are for Art students to take in addition to their Art 20 or 30 courses. They are designed for students to further develop their skills in a particular area. Students will be challenged to explore new art concepts and techniques in a self-directed environment where they will choose one area of focus per course. It is a good opportunity for AP students to complete work for their portfolios.

Focus Areas are Sculpting, Painting, Drawing and Ceramics.

Fine & Performing Arts Certificate

Art, drama, music or dance students who are interested in obtaining the CBE Fine & Performing Arts Certificate must acquire 40 credits with emphasis in the core fine arts. In addition, they will enroll in the independent course – Professional Development in the Arts 35. Topics of study include developing portfolios, critiques and mentorship with professional artists.

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