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Visual Arts/ Media Arts Dept. Courses - Woburn C.I.

Grade 9 Visual Arts: AVI1O - Open Level

The grade 9 visual arts course at Woburn is a foundation course for all other visual arts courses offered at Woburn in grades 11 and 12. Students learn the basics of art such as the elements and principles of visual design, art history, critical analysis, and developing skills with various artistic media. Students will become acquainted with the key areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Art history and design theory is an integral part of this course, and students will study art history from the Prehistoric and ancient Egyptian periods, as well as examine aspects of native Canadian art and Canadian landscape painting. Students will also learn about art criticism and aesthetic judgments as they begin to critique their own artistic creations and the art of other students. In addition students will learn how to keep and maintain a sketchbook, which will be primarily used for studio project prep work and homework assignments. Students are expected to provide some basic art materials on their own, most of which can be found at home. All other art materials will be provided by the school.

No studio fee is required for this course.
Course Prerequisites - None.

Grade 10 Visual Arts: AVI2O - Open Level

This course, like the grade 9 visual arts course, is a foundation course for all other visual arts course offered at the school in grades 11 and 12. It is strongly recommended that students complete the grade 9 visual arts course before taking this course, but this is not a requirement. Visual arts basics such as the elements and principles of design are reviewed and expanded upon. Drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture are the four main areas explored as students work through a series of major practical studio projects in class. In addition, art history and art criticism are also major components of this course. Learning about the art of ancient Greece, ancient Rome and the art of the middle ages will be covered in this course. In addition, the art of cultures from around the world will also be explored. Students are required to maintain a sketchbook, and will use it for studio project prep work, as a visual diary, and for homework assignments. Students are expected to provide some basic art materials on their own, most of which can be found at home. All other art materials will be provided by the school.

No studio fee is required for this course.
Course Prerequisites - None.

Grade 11 Visual Arts: AVI3M - College/University Level

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in the visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through teacher and student directed studio work which will include drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emergent technologies. The course will cover the style and significance of past and recent art periods. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course will be delivered as a comprehensive program.

Students are required to pay a $20 studio materials fee.
Course Prerequisites - Grade 9 Visual Arts (AVI1O) and/or 10 Visual Arts (AVI2O).

Grade 12 Visual Arts: AVI4M - College/University Level

This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts. The art history component of the course will explore the art movements of the modern world.

Students are required to pay a $20 studio materials fee.
Course prerequisite: Grade 11 Visual Arts (AVI3M).

Grade 12 Digital Photography: AWQ4M1 - College/University Level

This college/university special series visual arts digital photography course begins with students learning the digital imaging software program Photoshop Elements. Students will then create a series of independent practical studio projects with their own digital camera that include digital image manipulation, digital camera techniques, compositional techniques, thematic, and conceptual subjects. In addition, students will learn and develop their skills in critical art analysis and aesthetic judgment and learn about photography as a legitimate medium for fine art. In addition, the history of photography is an important component in this course. This course is a college/university level course and students will be expected to work on their studio projects in an independent manner during the major photographic studio projects. In addition, students will make several oral presentations to the class, complete written analysis and art criticisms of their work, and will present an independent research ISU presentation on a famous photographer from the history of the medium. *Important note: Enrolment in this course is limited. It is recommended that students provide their own digital camera and a USB memory storage device. In addition, students will be expected to cover all the costs of digital image output as it relates to their studio projects. As a result, there is no studio fee for this course.

No studio fee is required for this course.
Course prerequisites: Grade 11 Visual Arts (AVI3M) and/or Grade 11 Media Arts (ASM3M), or by special permission of the ACL of Visual Arts.

Grade 12 Sculpture: AWP4M1 - College/University Level

This college/university special series visual arts sculpture course focuses on the refinement of student skills and knowledge in visual arts using a variety of three-dimensional media. Do you like creating things that are 3/D? Do you like working with a variety of materials such as clay, plaster, wire and everyday found items? The sculpture course is an introductory course on creating 3/D art work using a variety of materials and techniques. Students will learn how to create works of art by carving, modeling and assemblage (building/putting things together). Some of the materials used in this course will be clay, plaster, wood, wire and everyday items. Being a senior level course, students will be introduced to key sculptors in art history and asked to produce works of art that communicate some sort of message, which has some sort of meaning or expression to the student.

Students are required to pay a $20 studio materials fee.
Prerequisites: Grade 11 Visual Arts (AVI3M), or by special permission of the ACL of Visual Arts.

Grade 10 Media Arts: ASM2O - Open Level

This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works. This Woburn course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of digital media with a concentration on photography and video. Students will develop an understanding of the art and social function of photography, film, and video through analyzing specific works, and will create digital media (audio, photographs, and videos) using a variety of software and technologies. Students will maintain a portfolio of their media works on CDs, DVDs, or in external drives.

Students are required to pay a $20 course fee.
Prerequisite: None.

Grade 11 Media Arts: ASM3M - University/College Level

This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of art works involving traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as new media. Students will explore the evolution of media arts as an extension of traditional art forms, use the creative process to produce effective media arts works, and critically analyze the unique characteristics of this art form. Students will examine the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values. This Woburn course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of digital video and photography at the intermediate level. Students will develop an understanding of the art and history of film, video and photography through analyzing specific works, and will create videos and photographs using a variety of software and technologies. Students will maintain a portfolio of their media works on CDs, DVDs, or in external drives.

Students are required to pay a $20 course fee.
Prerequisites: Grade 10 Media Arts (ASM2O), or any Grade 9 or 10 arts course (Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Drama).

Grade 12 Media Arts - ASM4M - University/College Level

This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts skills through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as multimedia. Students will develop works that express their views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in either career or post secondary education applications. Students will critically analyze the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values. This Woburn course is a continuation of ASM 3M. Students will study the history, theory, and practice of the media (photography, film, and video) in relation to cultural and social issues. The emphasis is on practical video production using a variety of visual storytelling approaches such as fictional, documentary, and experimental/art video. Students will maintain a portfolio (CD, DVD, external drive) of their media works which can be used in supporting applications to arts, media, communications, and journalism programs in colleges and universities. They are encouraged to submit their works to various student media, film/video festivals. When possible, there will be field-trips and workshops.

There is a $20 lab fee.
Prerequisites: Grade 11 Media Arts (ASM 3M), or by special permission of the ACL of Visual Arts.
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