Fine Arts

Through direct teacher instruction, students will develop an extensive body of work that expresses their creative mark and voice.

Art 10 (5 credits)

No Prerequisite Required

This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of art, particularly stressing drawing, painting and composition. This course begins with simple exercises and leads to more involved projects with a wide range of different mediums. Students will develop the technical skills required to create proficient pieces of art with confidence.

Areas of study include:

  • Drawing
  • Composition 
  • Design
  • Color
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Art History
  • Sculpture

Art 20 (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Art 10

This course builds upon the technical skills obtained from Art 10 and focuses on the deeper commitment and involvement of refining the individuals techniques. This allows students to experience more flexibility and independence when approaching final projects. 

Areas of study can include:

  • Drawing
  • Composition
  • Design
  • Color
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Art History
  • Sculpture

Art 30 (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Art 20

This course is a culmination course at the high school level with expectations for more intense, personal involvement and commitment, focused on achieving high quality results. The goal of this course is to prepare students for post-secondary endeavours, while instilling an appreciation of the world of the visual arts. Students will become self-sufficient artists and through teacher consultations, personal style will be achieved.

Areas of study can include:

  • Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • Composition
  • Design
  • Color
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Art History
  • Sculpture
  • Portfolio work for post-secondary application

Advanced Placement®

Studio Art

Students enrolled in the Advanced Placement studio courses will develop mastery in artistic concept, composition and execution. A unique opportunity for those students who wish to develop a more in-depth and technical study in the visual arts. Emphasis is placed upon art history.

Creativity, technical skills and independent thinkers are some the goals of the AP Studio Art courses. Students will submit quality portfolios in the areas of 2-D Design, 3-D Design and/or Drawing depending on their area of expertise for evaluation. The 2-D Design portfolio consists of photography, book illustration, print making, graphic design, digital imaging, collage, fabric design, weaving and video production. Whereas the 3-D Design involves sculptural work, architectural models, metal work and fibre art. The Drawing portfolio may include light and shade, line quality, composition and illusion of depth. Students have personalized learning as their self-expression and vision will inspire observer.

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