Fine Arts - 2D and 3D

YEAR 4 ARTS EDUCATION 9

(MAE-09-IB)

In Art 9 creative approaches to image development are explored and students will begin to develop their own creative voice and style. The application of the elements and principles of design is extended into several areas of visual expression; drawing, painting, graphics, sculpture, and ceramics. Students will have the opportunity to view, discuss and critique the work of other artists including their peers. Students will use their sketchbook to draw, design, paint, explore and take notes on techniques learned in class.  

Optional enrichment fee for materials-$35.  

Visual Arts: Art Studio 11 (formerly Art Foundations 11)

(MVAST11~4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

The Visual Arts curriculum promotes self-expression, self-identity and connecting to artists and art processes in the student’s art community and that of other parts of the world. Projects created in Art Studio 11 explore the Elements and Principles of Design as they apply that understanding to projects ranging from realistic pencil illustrations to 3D ceramic sculptures and digital design. Students will participate in a wide range of aesthetic experiences and contexts with an emphasis on skill development, taking creative and stylistic risks and developing conceptual thinking. Students at this level are beginning to explore their creative potential.

Visual Arts: Art Studio 12 (formerly Art Foundations 12)

(MVAST12~4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

The Visual Arts curriculum promotes self-expression, self-identity and connecting to artists and art processes in the student’s art community and that of other parts of the world. Students in Art Studio 12 will explore the Elements and Principles of Design as they apply that understanding to projects ranging from life and still life projects, to 3D Design, digital media and printmaking. Students will demonstrate their creative voice as they create independent projects that reflect their conceptual decision making, artistic skills and stylistic area of interest.

Visual Arts: Studio Arts 2D 11 Enriched (Pre AP)

(MVAST11~11 4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

The Visual Arts curriculum promotes self-expression, self-identity and connecting to artists and art processes in the student’s art community and that of other parts of the world. Students will explore the Elements and Principles of Design while creating projects that continue to refine their artistic skills and techniques for a variety of styles. Students are challenged to intentionally select and combine materials and processes to convey ideas that demonstrate innovation and engagement as they explore a wide range of 2D mediums. Students will be exposed to a wide range of movements, periods and contexts and as the year progresses, students will develop an independent portfolio of work exploring a conceptual direction of their choosing. This rigorous course is highly recommended prior to students enrolling in AP 12.

Visual Arts: Studio Arts 2D 12 (formerly Drawing and Painting)

(MVAD-11~4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

The Visual Arts curriculum promotes self-expression, self-identity and connecting to artists and art processes in the student’s art community and that of other parts of the world. Students will explore the Elements and Principles of Design while creating projects that continue challenge and improve their artistic skills and techniques from a variety of styles. Students will intentionally select and combine materials and processes to convey ideas that demonstrate innovation and engagement as they explore a wide range of 2D mediums. Students will explore art and design careers and examine a wide range of movements, periods and contexts. Students will develop a personal voice in their work and through discussion and critique, begin to focus their projects on media and styles of their choosing.

Visual Arts: Studio Arts 3D 11 (formerly Ceramics and Sculpture 10)

(MVAC11~4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

The Visual Arts curriculum promotes self-expression, self-identity and connecting to artists and art processes in the student’s art community and that of other parts of the world. Students will begin to explore the skills and techniques required in 2D media design. design specific language associated with 3D artistic works . Work is inspired through inquiry, planned and revised in both 2D and 3D prior to being constructed in a wide range of 3D mediums. Skills are developed and refined and work is created for specific audiences and purposes as the year progresses. Students will actively engage in creating works as they resolve creative challenges.

Visual Arts: Studio Arts 3D 11 (formerly Ceramics and Sculpture 11)

(MVAC11~4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

The Visual Arts curriculum promotes self-expression, self-identity and connecting to artists and art processes in the student’s art community and that of other parts of the world. Students will explore the design specific language associated with 3D artistic works. Work is inspired through inquiry, planned and revised in both 2D and 3D prior to being constructed in a wide range of 3D mediums. Skills are developed and refined and work is created for specific audiences and purposes as the year progresses. Students will explore 3D Design applications and related career directions. At this level students may wish to create an AP Portfolio for submission in their Grade 12 year.

Visual Arts: Studio Arts 3D 12 (formerly Ceramics and Sculpture 12 and AP 3D)

(MVAC-12~4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

The Visual Arts curriculum promotes self-expression, self-identity and connecting to artists and art processes in the student’s art community and that of other parts of the world. Students will explore the design specific language associated with 3D artistic works. Work is inspired through inquiry, planned and revised in both 2D and 3D prior to being constructed in a wide range of 3D mediums (wood, clay, found objects, metal, plaster). Skills are developed and refined and work is created for specific audiences and purposes as the year progresses. Students will explore 3D Design applications and related career directions.

AP ART COURSES

These courses are rigorous art courses for those who are interested in pursuing their own artistic passions.  Permission from the instructor is required.  Work is assessed by the America College Board and mandatory out of the timetables sessions take place after school on Tuesdays.

 AP STUDIO ARTS: DRAWING 12

(ASAD-12 ~ 4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

This course is made available to accommodate students who have expressed an interest in completing a first-year post secondary course credit while still in high school. Teacher directed units will be presented in accordance with College Board Evaluation requirements. Emphasis will be placed on attaining a volume of quality finished pieces (24). As well, students will be both challenged and mentored in developing their own personal concentrations.  

Optional fee for enrichment materials-$70.

 To receive Advanced Placement credit, student portfolios must be evaluated by the College Board in May.

Prerequisite = Studio Arts: D & P: Pre AP 12.  Teacher permission is required to enrol in this course as well as enrolment in another senior art block.  

AP 2D/3D DESIGN PORTFOLIO

(A2DP-12 ~ 4 CREDITS FINE ARTS)

Course Description to follow: Please See Ms Berg for more details on this course

Prerequisite = Studio Arts: D & P: Pre AP 12.  Teacher permission is required to enroll in this course as well as enrollment in another senior art block.  

Students in Grades 8-10 are required to take eight courses.

Grades 8–10

Grad 8 Courses

  • English Language Arts 8
  • Social Studies 8 or Sciences humaines 8
  • Mathematics 8 or Mathématiques 8
  • Science 8 or Sciences 8
  • Physical Education 8
  • French 8 or Français langue 8
  • Fine Arts 8 (Art, Drama and Choir) or Music 8
  • Applied Skills 8 (Textiles, Woodwork, Information Technology)

GRADES 9 Electives
Grade 9 students may choose from the following electives:

  • Drama 9: Theatre Performance
  • French 9
  • Home Economics 9: Foods
  • Home Economics 9: Textiles
  • Information Technology 9
  • Music 9: Concert Band
  • Music 9: Jazz Band
  • Music 9: Orchestral Strings
  • Technology Education 9: Drafting and Design
  • Technology Education 9: Woodwork
  • Visual Arts 9: General
  • Visual Arts 9: Media Arts
  • Visual Arts 9: Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Business Education 10
  • Dance 9: General

Grade 9 Courses

  • English Language Arts 8
  • Social Studies 8 or Sciences humaines 8
  • Mathematics 8 or Mathématiques 8
  • Science 8 or Sciences 8
  • Physical Education 8
  • French 8 or Français langue 8
  • Fine Arts 8 (Art, Drama and Choir) or Music 8
  • Applied Skills 8 (Textiles, Woodwork, Information Technology)

Grade 10 Courses

  • English Language Arts 10
  • Social Studies 10 or Sciences humaines 10
  • Mathematics 10
  • Science 10 or Sciences 10
  • Physical Education 10
  • Planning 10
  • Français langue 10 or an Elective course

Note: Students receive 4 credits upon completion of each of the courses listed above. A Fine Arts or Applied Skills elective is required in Grades 10, 11, or 12.

Grade 10 Electives
Grade 10 students may choose from the following electives:

  • Business Education 10: General
  • Drama 10: Theatre Performance
  • French 10
  • Information Technology 10
  • Music 10: Concert Band
  • Music 10: Concert Choir
  • Music 10: Orchestral Strings
  • Technology Education 10: Drafting and Design
  • Technology Education 10: Woodwork
  • AP Art 11
  • Art Foundations 11
  • Foods and Nutrition 11
  • Introductory Japanese 11
  • Introductory Mandarin 11
  • Introductory Spanish 11
  • Studio Arts 11: Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Textiles 11
  • Visual Arts 11: Media Arts
  • Dance 10: Performance
  • American Sign Language 10

Grades 11 & 12

In Grades 11 and 12, students will continue to fulfill the British Columbia graduation requirements by taking a selection of required or elective courses. Students will also work with an advisor in Grades 11 and 12 to fulfill the requirements of Graduation Transitions.  

Students in Grade 11 are required to take eight courses. One of these courses may be an Academic Tutorial Block. Students in Grade 12 are required to take seven courses, one of which could be an Academic Tutorial Block. Depending on their programme of study, Grade 12 students may choose to take an eighth course.  Students accepted into the Super Achievers Programme are expected to take a minimum of six courses. 

During the Academic Tutorial, Grade 11 and 12 students will have access to an academic support block where a teacher not only promotes effective study skills but also assists students with their studies and identifies additional avenues of support, such as other teachers, peers, and learning resources.  Work habits will be assessed and regular attendance is expected. The availability of the Academic Tutorial furthers the school and district goals of fostering academic excellence and supporting all learners.

Grade 11

  • 8 Courses

Grade 11

  • 7  courses
  • 1 Academic
  • Tutorial Block

Grade 12

  • 8 courses
  • Graduation Transitions

Grade 12

  • 7 courses
  • 1 Academic Tutorial Block
  • Grad Transitions

Grade 12

  • 7 courses
  • 1 Study
  • Grad Transitions

Grade 12

  • 6 courses
  • 1 Academic Tutorial Block
  • 1 Study
  • Graduation Transitions

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