905-835-1186 211 Elgin St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3K4

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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A field trip with a KICK

Mar 17, 2014
Students visit RoarRockit Skateboard Company in Toronto
Six Port Colborne High School students received a kick start in deck building at RoarRockit Skateboard Company in Toronto on Tuesday.  RoarRockit programme facilitator, Marcel Dinonne, demonstrated the principles, process, and maintenance of the patented vacuum air press technology required for each student to press their own street and longboard decks.  They were then joined by Oasis School students, Claudinne Rocha and Alyssa Zimmerman, who shared samples of their own work and demonstrated media techniques for graphics.   Art teacher, Ms. Mayne, invested in deck presses  from RoarRockit last year but organized the field trip in order to develop the deck building programme.  Like the students from the Oasis School in Toronto, Port High students in Construction, Manufacturing, and Visual Arts High Skills Major programmes acquire curriculum based skill sets as well as leadership opportunities.  Students from grades nine through eleven, with interests ranging from deck builds, graphics, and skating, were selected to attend  the kick start training.  Zach Bury, Phelan Collins, Brian Busch, Brady Ursacki, Kyle Novak, and Daryl Stewart all returned home with a pressed deck, new skills, and the leadership opportunity to instruct and mentor the next generation of Blue Bear skateboard builders.  Stay tuned for the 360 when our first generation decks are transformed into sleek, skateable boards, and the Port High skateboard shop spins into full production.


Full Group Photo left to right.:
Brian Busch, Zach Bury, Alyssa Zimmerman, Daryl Stewart, Dawn Mayne, Kyle Novak, Claudinne Rocha, Brady Ursacki, Phelan Collins, and Marcel Dionne.