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 New York Kind of Selfie!

Apr 25, 2016
Art students return home after 4 days in the Big Apple


Thirty-six students from the PCHS Arts Department had the amazing opportunity to visit New York City for 4 days. During their action-packed tour they were entertained by top quality artists at the Birdland Jazz Club, The Majestica Theatre (Phantom Of The Opera), the Metroplitan Museum of Art, and Ellen's Stardust Diner. They toured Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Gardens, The Rockefeller Centre, and Central Park. They also visited Fifth Avenue, Staten Island, Ground Zero, Wall Street, and Times Square. It was a fantastic trip and the students were repeatedly praised for their polite manner and mature behaviour.