Visual ArtsCourses - Woburn C.I.

Grade 9 Expressing Aboriginal Culture: NAC101 - Open Level

This course examines Aboriginal cultures in Canada through an exploration of art forms – painting, sculpture, storytelling, dance, and music – created by Aboriginal artists. Students will learn to identify Aboriginal art forms and describe relationships between the art forms and Aboriginal traditions, philosophy, and culture. Students will also create their own art forms to express their understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty. Prerequisite: 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).