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:


  • Oct 03, 2019 8:00 AM - Oct 03, 2019 2:00 PM




Port Colborne High School senior Arts and Culture students have the opportunity to attend the Shaw Festival Theatre.  In the morning, the students will be given a backstage tour and have the opportunity to participate in a workshop with a Shaw actor before seeing the play “THE LADYKILLERS”.  This is an amazing opportunity that will be free of cost to the students. 

There are a limited number of tickets; therefore places on the trip will be on a first come first serve basis.  By submitting your signed form, you will ensure your spot on the trip.  Students will have an opportunity after the show to meet with some of the actors and be part of a question and answer period. 


 The day at The Shaw Festival includes:


8:45am Board the Bus to go to The Shaw Festival 

9:45am Arrival at Shaw and a snack in the Festival Lobby

10am Backstage tour (Festival Theatre) 

11am Workshop with professional actors 

12pm Lunch Break: 

Students will have from 12am-1:30pm to enjoy Niagara on                                     the Lake. Students will either purchase lunch in Niagara on the Lake or eat prepared lunch brought from home                                                                                        

2pm ”The LadyKillers” Performance in the Festival Theatre

Post-Show Chat with Actors in the Festival Library

5:00pm   End of Day and load the bus 

5:45  Arrive back at Port High  


Is it really so hard to kill one little old lady? Based on one of the best-loved British films of all time (featuring Alec Guinness), this comedy tour-de-force is set in post-World War II London where five oddball crooks pose as an amateur string quintet in order to rent a room from a little old lady. It is supposed to be the nerve centre for their greatest ever heist, but things soon start to get complicated. Even then, these hardened criminals only need to commit one easy murder to get clean away with the loot. But are they up to it? After taking the West End by storm, this deliciously macabre comedy now has its North American premiere.


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