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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.

Visual Art Events:

Visual Arts in the News:

PCHS helps open the doors at Roselawn

Oct 22, 2013
The talents of our Dance, Drama, Music, Art and Culinary students were on display.

They could’ve just opened the doors.

But instead, the volunteers at Roselawn Centre made sure every inch of the Fielden Ave. facility was alive with activity when visitors stepped inside.

The Doors Open Niagara event, held Saturday and Sunday, was a chance to show the community the potential found within the many rooms of the landmark building.

And that was an opportunity organizers, including Friends of Roselawn, Port Colborne High School and the City of Port Colborne, weren’t about to squander.

They ensured every room of the historic site held a new surprise, with live music, art displays, dancers and theatrical performances found around various corners.

More than 100 Port High students performed, volunteered and served up tea and freshly-baked scones to the many visitors who strolled through the doors. Guests were also treated to performances by the Port Colborne Operatic Society.

The partnership for Doors Open allowed the Blue Bears to showcase their skills and connect with the community, said arts and culture department head Amy Converset, who helped to organize the event.

Introducing the younger generation to the 150-year-old facility is key to its survival, said Friends of Roselawn member Nancy Misener, who was thrilled with the partnership with the local high school.

She was also excited by the steady flow of visitors from all ages and all walks of life who wandered through the building this weekend.

It showed, she said, the significant progress that has been made in the year since the facility was facing potential closure.

City community services manager Harry Hakim said activity at the centre is up 70% over last year. Bookings are already being made well into 2014, a trend Hakim hopes to see continue.

Roselawn Centre, along with the Fort Erie LaFrance Association Museum, were the only south Niagara facilities to participate in this year’s Doors Open Niagara tour.

Maryanne.firth@sunmedia.ca

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