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Visual Art

AVI - Grade 9 Visual Arts

This course offers 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 through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Canadian art and the art of other cultures.

AVI - Grade 10 Visual Arts

This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Student learning will include the refi ned application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content. 

AVI M - Grade 11 Visual Arts

Taught by Ms. Mayne in room 323, this course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyse art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as Canadian art forms and art forms from various parts of the world.

AVI - Grade 12 Visual Arts

Taught by Ms. Mayne in room 323, this course focuses on the refinement of students skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian (including Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach.

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Painted Pumpkins to help United Way

Oct 15, 2013

With the help of art students at Port Colborne High School you can have a frighteningly good Halloween display.

And you’ll be helping the United Way of South Niagara at the same time.

Last week students in Dawn Mayne’s Grade 10 art class decorated pumpkins, helping out Meridian Credit Union’s latest fundraiser for the United Way. The credit union will be selling roughly 150 decorated pumpkins, with the proceeds going to the United Way.

“We’re happy to give back to this event,” said Mayne. The Meridian has a scholarship for graduating Port High students, and provides other support for the school so Mayne said it was a no brainer to help out with the project.

Andrea Stapleton, member services representative at Meridian Credit Union in Port Colborne, said this is the first time they’ve done a pumpkin sale, but the business routinely supports the United Way.

“It’s the No. 1 charity we support,” she said, adding the programs funded by the United Way means by supporting it Meridian is supporting a wide variety of people in the city.

Money from United Way helps fund Port Cares, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara and many other local charities.

“Its raises money so those other charities don’t have to worry as much about fundraising,” Stapleton said.

The pumpkins, along with others painted by Meridian staff, will be on sale throughout the month of October. Anyone can stop by the Port Colborne branch on Clarence Street and pick one up for $5.

Meridian is also holding a bake sale Wednesday and Thursday to raise more money for the United Way.

The branch is located at 43 Clarence St.