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Heritage Woods Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Visual Arts 9:  General Art

Purpose:  A general introductory art course.  Content:  A variety of art experiences in a number of areas such as drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and graphic design.  Both the experienced and the beginning art student will gain a foundation in important art and design principles and develop their own personal imagery.  Final Note:  This course is excellent for students who love to create and who wish to better be able to express themselves with images. 

Art Foundations 11 (FA)

Purpose:  This course is intended to meet the needs of students who are taking art for the first time, as well as those students who wish to further their exploration of art processes in a variety of media.  Content:  A variety of art experiences in a number of areas such as drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and graphic design.  Emphasis will be on the development of personal imagery.  Final Note:  This course is excellent for students who love to create and who wish to better be able to express themselves with images.

Art Foundations 12 (FA)

Purpose:  This course is intended to advance the skills of students who have taken previous art courses.  Content:  This course offers a variety of art experiences in a number of areas such as drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and graphic design.  Students will work on projects that will improve their image development as well as build towards creating a high quality art portfolio.  Final Note:  This course is excellent for students who love to create and who wish to better be able to express themselves with images.

Studio Arts:  Ceramics 11 (FA)

Purpose:  This is an introductory level art course with a three dimensional focus, incorporating both functional and sculptural applications for clay and other media.  Content:  Students gain the skills to turn clay into fanciful sculptures, pinch or slab forms, pots, gargoyles and more using handmade tools and their own imagination.  Students will learn the development of form and control of space with the use of clay.  Final Note:  This course is excellent for students who love to create and who wish to better be able to express themselves with art.

Studio Arts:  Ceramics 12 (FA)

Purpose:  This is an advanced version of Ceramics 11.  Content:  Glazing, kiln operation, wheel throwing and plaster casting will be taught at this level in addition to the improvement of skills taught in Ceramics 11.  Students will work on projects that will improve their image development as well as build towards creating a high quality art portfolio.  Final Note:  This course is excellent for students who love to create and who wish to better be able to express themselves with art.

Studio Arts:  Drawing & Painting 11 (FA)

In this course students will learn the development of techniques specific to drawing and painting.  They will also develop skills and attitudes appropriate to a variety of drawing and painting presentation contexts.  The class offers students an opportunity to learn appropriate visual arts terminology, and to gain an understanding of the contexts of drawing and painting.

Studio Arts:  Drawing & Painting 12 (FA)

This course provides a more in-depth approach to drawing and painting techniques, presentation contexts, and terminology.  Students will focus on genres, movements, purposes and applications as well as career pathways related to drawing and painting.  Portfolio preparation and community exhibition opportunities form an integral part of the course.

Visual Arts:  Photography & Computer Graphics 9

Purpose:  Heritage Woods offers this unique experience in combining the power of photography with the control of graphic arts.  Students will have the opportunity to work within digital formats to create printed images of very high quality.  Content:  Camera – introduction to digital photography, aperture and shutter speeds.  Computer- introduction to Adobe Photoshop, effects and image correction.  Students will learn colour theory, composition, visual and media literacy, and the other “Elements and Principles of Design”.  Final Note:  Computer knowledge is an asset but not necessary to take this course.  The focus is on imagery and image development.  All levels of computer users are welcome.

Photography & Computer Graphics 11 (B/AA)

Purpose:  This course offers a more comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of digital photography and digital imaging.  Content: Camera – introduction to digital photography, aperture and shutter speeds.  Computer – introduction to Adobe Photoshop, effects and image correction.  Students will learn colour theory, composition, visual and media literacy and other “Elements and Principles of Design”.  Final Note:  This course is a good choice for students wanting to better learn how to communicate visually.

Photography & Computer Graphics 12 (B/AA)

Purpose:  Students will be given the opportunity to pursue individual aspects of photography and commercial design.  Assigned projects will be more technically and artistically advanced than in grade 11.  Content: Camera – in addition to the improvement of skills learned in Photography and Graphics 11, students will also work with studio lighting and advanced image composition.  Computer – advanced work in Photoshop and an opportunity to print professional large format images.  Students will be able to create projects of their own choosing as well as projects designed to demonstrate new skills.  Final Note:  Students exiting Photography 12 will exit with a professional level portfolio.

Yearbook 11 (B/AA)

Do you have an eye for photography, graphic design, art or business?  Do you like having your work on display for thousands of viewers?  Then Yearbook 11 is the choice for you!  Use your skills to create a lasting and memorable document which the Heritage Woods Community will enjoy for years to come.  Please note that this course runs outside the normal school day with the expectation that students will commit to regular attendance as well as some “overtime” when deadlines approach.

Desktop Publishing:  Yearbook 12 (B/AA)

Yearbook 12 is designed to provide you with the opportunity to further develop and hone your desktop publishing, photography, and design skills as an editor.  It will also provide you with the opportunity to be a leader of other students in this massive project.  Please note that this course runs outside the normal school day with the expectation that students will commit to regular attendance as well as some “overtime” when deadlines approach.

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