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GRADE 9 VISUAL ARTS PACKAGE (2 credits)
This two credit package consists of two academic credits. All credits are offered at the open level. It is mandatory that students choose both course codes. The program is considered a full year package. This package cannot be split and is the prerequisite for the Grade Ten Specialized Art Program.

Visual Design

AWD1O1 (1 credit) Students will apply the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various art media to build foundational knowledge and skills. They will learn and use the creative process for making their own art. Art appreciation, criticism and analysis will be introduced through the study of art from various cultures and periods

Drawing and Painting

AWM1O1 (1 credit) Students will learn foundational drawing and painting skills and techniques through a variety of traditional media. Students will learn to apply the elements and principles of design to create compositions.
GRADE 10 VISUAL ARTS PACKAGE (2 Credits)
This two credit package consists of two academic credits. Both credits are offered at the open level. It is mandatory that students choose both course codes. The program is considered a full year package. This package cannot be split and is the prerequisite for the grade eleven Specialized Art Program.

Sculpture

AWP2O1 (1credit) Skills and techniques in sculpture, painting and drawing will be the focus of this course. Through the process of creative problem solving students will develop personal imagery and expression. Discussions and critiques of contemporary artists’ works from various cultures will enrich and inform the student experience as they apply new knowledge to their own studio projects.

Media Arts

ASM2O1 (1credit) This course will develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills by introducing them to current media arts technologies and processes. Student learning will include the analysis, appreciation, and production of media art, using a variety of traditional techniques (photography, film, photocopy, photocopy art, video, analog sound recording) and emergent technologies (computer, digital camera, scanner, multimedia, animation).
GRADE 11 VISUAL ARTS PACKAGE (4 Credits)
This program consists of 4 credits. All credits are offered at the university/college level (designated by M in the course code). It is mandatory that students choose all course codes in the Grade 11 Art package. This course of study is a full year program and is a prerequisite for the Grade Twelve Art Specialized Studio Program. This package cannot be split.

Drawing and Painting

Grade 11, University/College (AWM3M1) (1 credit) Skills and techniques in life drawing and painting will be the focus of this course. Through creative problem solving, students will develop personal imagery and expression.

Printmaking

Grade 11, University/College (AWO3M1) (1 credit) In this course traditional, contemporary and experimental printmaking processes will be taught. Discussions and critiques will be enriched through the study of historical and contemporary artists' works and application in studio projects.

Ceramics

Grade 11, University/College (AWC3M1) (1 credit) Students will use a variety of tools and materials with clay to produce art works with personal expression. Through the study of traditional and contemporary artists and media, students will come to understand that ceramics is a versatile art form. This course is part of a package that cannot be split.

Media Arts

Grade 11, University/College (ASM3M1) (1credit) This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of art works involving traditional and emerging technologies. Students will also learn about traditional photography as an expressive art form. The history of art as it relates to photography will be included and the role of digital imaging and manipulation may be included in the studio projects. This course is part of a package that cannot be split.
GRADE 12 VISUAL ARTS PACKAGE (4 Credits)
This program consists of 4 credits. All credits are offered at the university/college level (designated by M in the course code). It is mandatory that students choose all course codes in the Grade 12 Art package. This course of study is a full year and the package cannot be split.

Drawing & Painting

Grade 12, University/College (AWN4M1) (1 credit) Students will develop skills and techniques in painting and drawing using a variety of tools and materials. They will design creative solutions to problems as they discover vehicles for effective visual communication. This course will also focus on developing a personal creative process and portfolio for post secondary education. This course is part of a package that cannot be split.

Information/Consumer Design

Grade 12, University/College (AWE4M1) (1 credit) Students will learn how the elements and principles of design are used to communicate through areas such as commercial art, advertising, graphic design, packaging design, and television. A critical look at the careers and work of both contemporary and past professional graphic designers will complement studio projects. Computer graphics and video production will be important components of this course. This course is part of a package that cannot be split.

Sculpture

Grade 12, University/College (AWP4M1) (1 credit) Students will use materials such as clay, plaster, metal, plastics, bronze, and found materials to produce art works in relief and in the round. Through the study of traditional and contemporary artists and media, students will come to understand sculpture as an art form. A critical study of works by historical and contemporary artists from various cultures will be integrated throughout the course. This course is part of a package that cannot be split.

Printmaking

Grade 12, University/College (AWO4M1) (1 credit) In this course traditional, contemporary, and experimental printmaking processes will be taught such as; screen, relief, and intaglio. Students’ understanding and application of the medium will be expanded through a study of historical and contemporary printmaking across a variety of cultures. This course is part of a package that cannot be split.