This course teaches student the process of using critical and creative thinking skills when designing to meet specifications. It is a project course, which allows students to receive credit for both ADST 9 and General Fine Arts 9. Starting with a guided project, students work through stages of design and develop their final Careers 9 project. In the second part of the course- the breadth section – The Breadth part of the course includes design scenarios from a range of topic areas such as foods, textiles, marketing, music, drama, art. Students use the design process that they learned in the Guided Project to complete their chosen design scenarios. Most of these projects are linked to learning outcomes for the CORE Grade 9 subjects as well. With consultation with their teacher, Students also have the option to earn tech certificates – Jasper Active training in using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Food Safe Level 1, Coding, Typing.
The Arts Education curriculum strives to galvanize students’ artful habits of mind through engaged arts learning. The curriculum includes a general arts program as well as four core discipline-specific programs — dance, drama, music, and visual arts — that capture the language, activities, and experiences unique to each of those disciplines. The general art program is woven into Humanities 9. As an additional course, students have a choice of exploring a variety of arts disciplines – dance, drama, music and visual arts.
This course is a good introductory for Studio Arts 11. The 10 units are designed to provide a study of the foundations of art through a variety of art experiences.
Emphasis is on the development of students’ individual artistic abilities. Explore mediums and techniques while drawing, painting, printing, and sculpting ideas into existence. Topics include: Drawing techniques, keeping a sketchbook, painting techniques, colour schemes, selected artists and artistic styles.
This course cannot be used toward Adult Graduation Credits.
This course will provide students with an in-depth look into the beauty industry with a focus on areas of fashion, make-up, and fashion photography. Students will learn the basic techniques of beauty and special effects make-up. They will be introduced to the trends and history of the beauty industry dating back to early human civilisation. Students will learn and utilize basic photography skills to capture their looks and to develop an artistic eye. Students will look critically at the beauty industry and its profound effects on today’s society. The idea of make-up artistry and fashion design as careers will also be explored to allow students to see these as a viable career routes.
EBUS students can earn Fine Arts credit for participating in private or community dance, drama or music programs. If students do not enroll in these courses, they will still earn a General Fine Arts 8 credit for their work completing the Humanities 8 projects.
Graphic Design 11 is focused on teaching the basics of graphic art and design. You will learn some colour theory, typography and composition. Through using digital software and working with the steps of the creative process, you will learn firsthand what it takes to become a designer.
Students will choose to play either the piano or the guitar.
The course, enhanced with audio and video, covers all the information a beginner piano student needs to know, to become familiar with the piano. Students will become familiar with C major scale and the relative chords, with music notated. Students will learn a basic chord progression in CFG.
This course covers all the information a beginning guitar player needs to know to become familiar with the guitar. Guitar students will learn the 18 most common chords, and the most common form of writing for guitar, which is melody lines written in tablature; students also learn basic strum patterns.
This comprehensive course is perfect for learning the fundamentals of playing either the guitar or piano.
Do you love exploring and creating digital artwork? Are you interested in developing and refining your skills as an artist? Students will learn about and apply the steps required to take an idea, and see it through to completion.
In addition, students will learn the basics of 3D animation through software allowing students to give lifelike movements to a character.