Course Description

Prerequisite: None

Do you love to draw, paint, sketch or collage? Are you hoping to improve your art skills …while having a ton of fun in a supportive and engaging studio environment?  Then this is the course for you! Students in Studio Arts 2D 10 are introduced to a range of drawing, painting and image making techniques and materials including pencil, paint, charcoal, conte, collage, ink, printmaking, watercolour, and mixed media. Focus will be on the development of an understanding of the elements and principles of art (colour, form, shape, tone, line, unity, balance, movement, etc) and how to better utilize them to improve our artwork. Students will explore both contemporary and historical artists, styles, and ideas, and you will be encouraged to find personal connections/responses to your projects and explorations. Topics and approaches in this course change every year – it is possible to continue in the course in later grades without repeating projects.  Join us in the studio and learn to create art that stop viewers in their tracks!

Transferable Skills: Creative problem solving, observational and research skills, time management, the ability to communicate ideas visually, perseverance, the ability to focus, spatial awareness, collaboration, the ability to receive constructive feedback, and openness to new influences and concepts.

Career Connections: This course is ideal for those who are considering careers in Visual Arts, Architecture, Game Design/User Experience, Web Design, Animation, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Film/Special Effects, Marketing/Advertising…and pretty much ANY career that values CREATIVITY!

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