Visual Arts

Department Head: Ms. Robinson
bernadette.robinson@sd41.bc.ca

VISUAL ARTS

Teacher Email
Ms. M. Peterson Margaret.peterson@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. B. Robinson Bernadette.robinson@sd41.bc.ca
Mr. A. Scaga aaron.scaga@sd41.bc.ca

Art Leadership 11 & 12

This leadership course provides students with the opportunity to acquire practical skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of visual arts.  Students will create artworks and posters, help select and  prepare art for display, set up and take down displays of artworks around the school, and maintain art supplies and equipment. Students will work with teacher supervision and will be expected to demonstrate self-initiative and be committed to the visual art program.

Students will be evaluated on:  attendance,  responsibility, participation, effort, and attitude.
No prerequisites required.


AP 2D Design 12

This is a first year university level studio art course offered by the College Board. It allows dedicated students to create an in depth body of 24 pieces of art to submit in their portfolio. The 2D Design portfolio requires: 12 artworks that demonstrate a student’s range and 12 artworks that demonstrate a student’s ability to concentrate on a particular theme.

2D Design students may work with a variety of media and techniques including: graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, illustration, painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc.

This course is designed for the advanced art student who has a creative imagination, enjoys the challenge of self-expression, and has a command of two dimensional art processes.

It is recommended that students take Art 11 Honours or Photography 11 prior to taking AP 2D Design.

AP 3D Design Art

This is a first year university level studio art course offered by the College Board. It allows dedicated students to create an in depth body of 20 pieces of art to submit in their portfolio. The 3D Design portfolio requires: 8 artworks that demonstrate a student’s range and 12 artworks that demonstrate a student’s ability to concentrate on a particular theme.

3D Design students may work with a variety of media and techniques as they apply to depth and space. These issues can be explored through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. Sculptural work can include ceramic functionalware, figurative or nonfigurative sculpture, architectural models, metal work, 3 Dimensional fiber arts, mixed media, etc.

This course is designed for the advanced art student who has a creative imagination, enjoys the challenge of self-expression, and has a command of three dimensional art processes.

It is recommended that students take Art 11 Honours or Ceramics and Sculpture 11 prior to taking AP 3D Design.

Art Foundations 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Foundations art courses are designed to develop students skills and creative think in the following areas of study:  Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Graphics, and Textiles

All artwork is created in class, with little to no homework.  All art materials are supplied to art students.  No prerequisites required.

Ceramics and Sculpture 9/10

This course is for students who like to work three dimensionally using a variety of materials such as: clay, wire, foam, card, soapstone, and found objects.  Students may sculpt animal forms, the human figure, masks, caricatures, as well as their own 3D ideas.  No prerequisites required.

Ceramics and Sculpture 11 Honours

This Fine Arts course is a studio class where students work on individual three-dimensional projects. The materials students will use range from clay to wood, cardboard, styrofoam, soapstone, wire and other sculptural materials. This course is a pre-requisite for students who would like to write the three-dimensional AP exam.

Students are graded on individual projects and participation in class. There is little to no homework; most work is done during class time.

Students who work well independently and are open to a variety of possibilities as well as to teacher suggestions, will enjoy this creative course.

Good alternate to this course
Ceramics 11 and Art 11.

Ceramics and Sculpture 11/12

Students will work on individual 3 dimensional projects. This course is divided into two main areas of studio work: Ceramics, which includes handbuilding in clay or pottery work, and Sculpture, work with a variety of sculptural techniques and materials such as paper mache, styrofoam carvings, wood assemblage, wire and recyclable materials sculptures.

Students are graded on their projects and participation in class. Self assessments will also be required. Student attendance is important as all work is completed during class time. All senior students are welcome to take this hands on course; no prerequisites necessary.

Drawing and Painting 11

Students work with a variety of 2Dimensional media such as pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, pencil crayon, conte, pen & ink, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints. Students will explore in depth artistic skills and techniques using a wide range of subject matter. Working with the elements and principles of design, students will find drawing and painting are fun, fascinating and rewarding activities in creative self-expression.

Evaluation Guidelines:
Individual projects.

What type of student enjoys and is successful in this course?
This is a fun, creative course for students who are dedicated to developing artistic skills and potential.

Good alternate to this course:
Any type of art course, such as Art 9-12, Ceramics & Sculpture 9-12 and Photography 11/12.

What career areas/professions does this course help prepare a student for?
Any profession related to the arts: graphic/interior design, fashion design, animation/computer game design, book illustration.

How will taking this course affect my overall homework load when combined with my other academic subjects?
Some homework may be required if work is not completed in class time.

Drawing and Painting 10 

Brief Course Description:
Students work with a variety of 2Dimensional media such as pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, pencil crayon, conte, pen & ink, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints. Students will explore in depth artistic skills and techniques using a wide range of subject matter. Working with the elements and principles of design, students will find drawing and painting are fun, fascinating and rewarding activities in creative self-expression.

Evaluation Guidelines:
Individual projects.

What type of student enjoys and is successful in this course?
This is a fun, creative course for students who are dedicated to developing artistic skills and potential.

Good alternate to this course:
Any art foundations course, such as Art 9-12, Ceramics & Sculpture 9-12 and Photography 11/12.

What career areas/professions does this course help prepare a student for?
Any profession related to the arts: graphic/interior design, fashion design, animation/computer game design, book illustration.

How will taking this course affect my overall homework load when combined with my other academic subjects?
Some homework may be required if work is not completed in class time.

 Drawing and Painting 9

Brief Course Description:
Students work with a variety of 2Dimensional media such as pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, pencil crayon, conte, pen & ink, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints. Students will explore in depth artistic skills and techniques using a wide range of subject matter. Working with the elements and principles of design, students will find drawing and painting are fun, fascinating and rewarding activities in creative self-expression.

Evaluation Guidelines:
Individual projects.

What type of student enjoys and is successful in this course?
This is a fun, creative course for students who are dedicated to developing artistic skills and potential.
Drawing and Painting 9

 Photography 11/12

This course is an introductory course on the basics of digital photography and how to enhance and alter images with Adobe Photoshop.  Through lectures, field trips, and critiques, students will learn how the digital SLR camera works and how to take the best images possible.

No prerequisites required.