Welcome to Visual Arts

Course Offerings

AVI101 – Grade 9 Visual Art
This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

AVI201 – Grade 10 Visual Art
This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

AVI3M – Grade 11 Visual Art
This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design).

AWQ3M – Grade 11 Photography
This senior Grade 11 University/College Photography course is the preparatory course for any grade 12 college\university course in the visual arts, and therefore is designed around a variety of digital and film-based units in order to encourage more personal growth, creative problem solving, and personal expression. The expectations are evaluated within the framework of three main strands of learning, based on the revised curriculum, 2009: Creating and presenting, reflecting, responding, analyzing, and foundations.

AVI4M – Grade 12 Visual Art
This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional artworks using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct artworks and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.

AWQ4M – Grade 12 Photography
The Grade 12 University/College Visual Arts course is the culmination of the secondary school visual arts program. It is the preparatory course for postsecondary study and therefore is designed around a variety of digital and film-based units in order to encourage more personal growth, creative problem solving, and personal expression. The expectations are evaluated within the framework of three main strands of learning, based on the revised curriculum, 2009: Creating and presenting, reflecting, responding, analyzing, and foundations.  An additional emphasis on portfolio development will culminate in the course structure.