Visual Arts

Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open (AVI1O) – 0.5 credit

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.

Prerequisite: None

Visual Arts, Grade 10, Open (AVI2O)

This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content. Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts.  Course objectives may be achieved either through a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., drawing, painting).

Prerequisite: None

Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (AVI3M)

This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts.  Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills.  Students will also analyse art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world.

Prerequisite:  Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 Open

Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (AVI4M)

This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts.  Students will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian (including Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open