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ARTS: VISUAL

Artistic expression can take many forms, and the Visual Arts faculty offer classes in a variety of media, from foundation level to more advanced courses. Students are encouraged to build technical skills and creative awareness, as well as to develop a vocabulary to discuss and critique work. Students engage in coursework that broadens creative thinking while recognizing different learning styles. Process-oriented instruction, evaluation through participation, critique, and exhibition are all part of the learning environment.

 

DRAWING / PAINTING

open to all grades

Artistic expression can take many forms, and the Visual Arts faculty offer classes in a variety of media, from foundation level to more advanced courses. Students are encouraged to build technical skills and creative awareness, as well as to develop a vocabulary to discuss and critique work. Students engage in coursework that broadens creative thinking while recognizing different learning styles. Process-oriented instruction, evaluation through participation, critique, and exhibition are all part of the learning environment.

DRAWING / PAINTING

open to all grades

Using the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design as a foundation, this course explores drawing and painting techniques. Students are also exposed to and encouraged to reflect upon various contemporary and historical styles. Original artwork will be created in a variety of media such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, ink, watercolour, oils, gouache and acrylic paint.

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INTRODUCTION TO B&W PHOTOGRAPHY

open to all grades

This introductory course will help students gain a working knowledge of their film cameras while exploring black and white photographic techniques, including film shooting, developing, printing, and mounting. Composition, the Zone System, and presentation will be stressed through group and individual critiques. During the second half of the semester students will be introduced to digital photography and Photoshop.  Correlation between traditional photo techniques and digital will be explored.

TEXTILES AND CONSTRUCTION

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In this course students will explore how two-dimensional forms can be transformed into three-dimensional structures. Students will learn basic pattern making methods, traditional clothing design and construction techniques and apply them to create garments and sculptural forms.  Students will use a variety of materials in constructions, including, but not limited to, fabrics, recycled materials, household products, and natural materials.

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