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.

Visual Art Events:

Visual Arts in the News:

Students compete in Film Competition

Nov 10, 2016
PCHS students impress the judges

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The Fourth Annual DSBN Short Film Competition was on November 9th, 2016. Art students Wil Bartley, Shail Patel, Aisha Wiens, Austin Adams, Brenna Pearson and Trin Bryden represented Port High.   

It was a race against time to make a thrilling film in one day!  The students worked hard from 9am until 9pm.   Judges were looking for storytellers to craft a story based on a concept given to them that morning.  Results wont be known until late November.  The students must first meet with a professional filmamker to go over their work.

The goal of this event is to provide freedom of choice in order to allow creativity to blast through the roof! Students can use the editing software of their choice for the film competition. They can also bring their own cameras and audio equipment.   Students were not be held back.

The Video they created in just a few hours can be viewed HERE