The focus for this program is the identification of self, community and the world. Students will create artwork in a variety of artistic media (e.g. painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, print-making). Emphasis will be placed on skill, knowledge and idea development through the use of an idea journal (sketchbook). Students will be exposed to historical and cultural examples of art, explore new artistic media and investigate the principles and elements of art. They will be encouraged to make authentic personal statements in their own artwork and respond to artwork by others.
This course is an option in grade 7, 8 and 9.