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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:

An environmental approach to creativity

Apr 22, 2014
Art is going green in Port Colborne High
By  Steve Henschel   Port Colborne Leader

PORT COLBORNE — Art is going green in Port Colborne.

Art students at Port Colborne High School have been hard at work preparing for Community Artists Niagara’s (CAN) 5thannual Green Arts Show on April 26 and 27 at The Wilson Archives next to the library. Students have been busy exploring what being green means through the use of recycled materials and focusing on works examining environmental issues.

“The last two years we challenged students to think outside the box,” said event organizer Doug Carter, explaining the show is set to feature student works representing a wide variety of themes using a host of media including organic materials, recycled items and re-purposed materials.

“The students really like to reflect on environmental issues,” said Carter, explaining this year the show will feature solely the works of students. In the past it has featured local artists however, with CAN moving from its Niagara Falls home this year, the choice was made to leave the show in student artist hands.

Carter noted the show is an opportunity not only for students to learn new, environmentally conscious ways to make art, but also for them to voice their on environmental issues.

“It’s different for everyone,” said Carter.

At Port Colborne High School students have been working on a myriad of projects for the show.

Works of students include art bags created from repurposed materials like feed bags, design projects examining agricultural additions to residential backyards and even suits of armor created from old cardboard by the school’s special needs physical education class.

“It’s all about teaching them new ways to think,” said art teacher Dawn Mayne, noting the concept of green art opens up new media for kids to work with, from recycled clothing to cardboard to organic materials.

“Media is something an artist always needs to think about,” said Mayne, adding, “you can come at it from all different angles.”

The show runs from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Some students will walk away with prizes as area businesses have stepped up to donate prizes for the winners in several categories: best in show, best in environmental conscience, best organic-natural and best reclaimed & up-cycled and best use & re-use of found objects.

For more information visit www.communityartistsniagara2014.wordpress.com.