Subject: Fine Arts

This course teaches students the process of using critical and creative thinking skills when designing to meet specifications.  It is a project based course, which allows students to receive credit for both ADST 9 and General Fine Arts 9.  Starting with a guided project, students work through the stages of design and develop their final project for Careers 9.  Then, in the second part of the course, students choose different design scenarios from a range of topic areas such as foods, textiles, marketing, music, drama, and art and apply 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 in the CORE academic Grade 9 subjects as well, so students may count their project work in Problem Solving by Design 9 for their academic courses, too.  Students also have the option to earn tech certificates in Food Safe Level 1, Typing, and Coding.  Finally, students may choose to design their own passion project if they wish.  Previous students have designed and coded a computer game, designed and decorated a cake, designed and produced a music video, written and illustrated a children’s book, etc.

This Visual Arts Studio course is designed to engage students in a dynamic exploration of artistic expression, encouraging them to delve into the transformative power of materials and the intricate interplay between intention, tradition, and contemporary perspectives.

Students will navigate the rich tapestry of visual arts, honing their creative skills while reflecting on their own artistic growth, identity, and the broader social landscape.

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room?

If so, the design industry might just be for you!

In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them.

Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you’ll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business.

By the end of the course, you’ll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

Note:  You will need to have access to a sewing machine and possess very basic sewing skills for the “Fashion” part of the course.

“The Arts Education curriculum strives to encourage 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.”

In this course, students gain the skills and knowledge to help develop their guitar “toolbox.” This is the ultimate beginners’ course covering everything from how to play, guitar maintenance, a history of the instrument and the nuances of music theory.

The focus of the course is to ensure students new to the guitar discover the joys of playing music.

In Guitar 11, learners will gain an even broader understanding of music and the guitar’s place in music history.

Learners will refresh their theory knowledge from previous guitar lessons as well as begin learning about sheet music and how to write their own music.

Over the course, learners will competently learn about the scales, notes and modes of the guitar, and learn how to combine their knowledge of theory with practice.

In Guitar 12, learners will learn the more intricate workings of music, such as how to develop themselves as artists after high school.

Guitar 12 learners will study music theory and reading/writing sheet music as they dive deeply into learning and playing new material, including studying existing music for inspiration.

This course, enhanced with video and graphic supports, is an ideal introductory course for beginner piano players. Learners will become familiar with the instrument.

Musical elements, principles, vocabulary and theory are presented throughout the course. Students are encouraged to develop and refine their skills, while taking creative risks.

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