Visual Arts 9 – This course is focused on developing the foundation skills in the core areas, with emphasis on individuality of thought and expression, use of imagination, observation skills, artistic judgment/art criticism, and appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts. Students will develop skills in the following areas: drawing (techniques in pencil, ink, pastel, charcoal), painting (skills in watercolour, gouache, and acrylics), printmaking (relief [lino] printmaking), pottery (hand built), graphic designs (computer art and animation [optional]), and textiles (batik, stitchery, weaving, and fabric painting).
Arts Studio 10 – This class aids in the development of principles of design through visual expression in ceramics, drawing and painting, graphics, sculpture, and textiles. Students will work on common themes in art, for example: portrait/life drawing, landscape, fantasy, wildlife, and cartooning. Students will also be asked to do longer individualized projects several times during the semester. Graphic design skills and printmaking will also be addressed within the year.
Drawing and Painting 11/12 – This course is designed to offer students a specialized studio course in drawing, painting, and graphic arts that will allow them to develop both their creative expression and a portfolio of work suitable for post secondary education. The course contains major projects in graphics – etching, relief printing, mono printing, screen printing, and in drawing – charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink; painting – water colour and acrylics; mixed media.
Art Foundations 11/12 – This course is designed to develop the individual artistic potential of each student, using media that are introduced at the graduate level. Students work in the major areas of visual expression with a concentration on three major areas. A study of past and contemporary artists where applicable to class work will be included. A portfolio and sketchbook of artwork for future use when applying for art school or other position will be developed. The student will work in at least three areas of visual expression for advanced study that will be spread over the year. The choices will be from drawing and painting, ceramics, graphics, sculpture, textiles, and other media.