Welcome to the Art/Photo Department.
The Visual Arts Program at Pinetree Secondary is designed to accommodate the needs and interests of students possessing various skills, experiences and conceptual orientations. Emphasizing the creative process, the courses outlined below cover a broad range of educational goals while introducing students to potential employment and post secondary options in the Visual Arts.
ART FOUNDATIONS 9
This art course serves as an introduction to two and three dimensional art processes. Through a variety of projects and practices, students will explore the creative possibilities of different media while developing a sense of personal imagery and aesthetics.
ART FOUNDATIONS 11
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. In both cases, emphasis will be on the development of personal imagery and visual problem solving. For students who are taking art for the first time, a sampling of various media and techniques will be offered. For those who wish to further their experience in art, this course will offer the opportunity to develop individual projects. This course covers both two and three dimensional art processes. (FA)
ART FOUNDATIONS 12
This course follows from Art 9 or 11 in offering students the opportunity to further explore art and the creative process using a variety of media. In this course, however, students work on a more individualized instructional basis and on a higher conceptual and visual level. Students are expected to be self-motivated in terms of direction and content of work produced. This course covers both two and three dimensional art processes. (FA)
STUDIO ARTS 11: DRAWING/PAINTING
As a logical follow-up to the introduction of drawing and painting techniques covered in Art Foundations 9, this course will also be of interest to those students who are exploring for the first time the specific potential of image development associated with drawing and painting. Included will be exploration of techniques associated with pencil, conté, pastel, pen and ink, acrylic and tempera paint, as well as other experimental and combined media. Emphasis will be on the development of personal imagery, image manipulation and interpretations, as well as aesthetics and art in context. (FA)
STUDIO ARTS 12: DRAWING/PAINTING
This course is intended to offer students the opportunity to explore the creation of two dimensional art through thematic projects that the student, working with the instructor, defines as important and relevant to the development of personal imagery. Students are expected to be self-motivated in terms of direction and content of work produced. (FA)
MEDIA ARTS: PHOTO 9
This course is intended to introduce students to the basic practices of black and white photography. Topics will include use and operation of cameras, film developing and image printing. Students will work on projects that concentrate on aesthetic principles and personal imagery and will be introduced to photographic art history.
MEDIA ARTS: PHOTO 11
This course is intended to give students a more comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of black and white photography. While it is an ideal follow-up to Photography 9, the course will also be of interest to students who have no previous experience in this area but who wish to explore the personal imagery potential of the medium. The course will offer students practical experience in picture taking, film processing and image printing and will examine aspects of photographic art history and art criticism. (FA)
MEDIA ARTS: PHOTO 12
This course builds on the skill and concepts learned in Photography 9 and/or 11. Students will explore techniques and applications of studio photography, photo-journalism and documentary photography. In addition, students will explore a variety of conceptual approaches, artistic styles and aesthetic issues related to producing and critiquing the photographic image. Students will be expected to be self-motivated and produce a portfolio of work that will be part of a school exhibition. (FA)