This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

Pre-requisites: Grade 8 Graduate

AWD1O – Grade 9 Enriched Visual Art

This course offers a studio focus art credit, which may be taken in addition to the standard Grade 9 AVI art course or as a replacement. The course begins with an introduction to design followed by three studio focus areas, which are printmaking, ceramics and painting. The course focuses on elements and principles of design, sketchbooks, drawing from imagination and observation, art history, critique and analysis, talking and writing about art and technical processes.

Pre-requisites: Grade 8 Graduate
Entrance requirements: Please see the How to Apply page for details