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Visual Arts is offered at grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. The Visual Arts program follows the new Manitoba Curriculum Framework and recognizes each student as a young and developing artist.
The Tec-Voc Visual Arts program offers creative and original art making activities in drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, design, and craft. Students participate in skill-building projects that allow them to develop technical ability while challenging them to solve problems creatively. Activities are hands-on, allowing students to imagine, sketch, design and create a work of art from start to finish.
The Visual Arts classroom offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where students learn about art history, cultural diversity and media awareness. Collaborative art projects, gallery visits and community ventures are combined with individual work and self-reflection to create a well-rounded arts experience.
The Visual Arts program provides a foundation for future post-secondary studies in Fine Arts, Communications, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Architecture, Education and Arts Administration.
Grade 9 Art (1/2 Credit) VAHB1S
Students are introduced to the elements and principles of design as they experiment with different media in order to try their hand at various art making techniques. Grade 9 Visual Arts offers students a chance to create art with their peers as they learn the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture, and craft. No previous art experience required, only a willingness to try a bit of everything!
Grade 10 Art (1 Credit) VIAR2S
Students begin to link the elements and principles of design to their own works of art. While participating in drawing, painting, sculpture, and craft, students learn about various periods in art history as well as contemporary issues. No previous art experience required, only a willingness to follow through with an idea from initial sketches to finished product!
Grade 11 Art (1 Credit) VIAR3S
Students hone their technical skills and begin to spend more time on complex and detailed works of art. Students will develop deeper observational skills and make meaning of art works, past and present. Students will have more opportunity for choice as they participate in drawing, painting, sculpture, and craft. Sketchbooks and personal reflection become increasingly important in the grade 11 Visual Arts program. Prior art experience recommended.
Grade 12 Art (1 Credit) VIAR4S
Students continue to hone their skills, focusing on the meaning behind their artistic and aesthetic choices. Students will learn about contemporary issues in art and culture and those who are interested in post-secondary education may work on creating an application portfolio. Sketchbooks remain a priority as students narrow their focus and work on increasing complex projects. Prior art experience is recommended.
Grade 12 Visual Arts Studio (1 Credit) VA1R4S
Grade 12 Visual Arts studio is an intense course created to challenge those with a serious interest in the Visual Arts. Students will major in one specialized area and will focus on crafting a message and honing a specific skill set in order to produce a cohesive body of work (portfolio). Specialized areas will be selected by the student and the teacher together. Some media options include drawing, illustration, ceramics, and painting.
Pre-requisite: Completion of VIAR2S and VIAR3S, enrolment in VIAR4S and teacher's recommendation