AVI3M Visual Arts – Grade 11 (University/College)
PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
GRADE: 11 (University/College)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: The Arts
AVI3M online enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. AVI3M online may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design).
UNIT ONEIntroduction to Terms, Tools, and Techniques
- In this unit, students will be reintroduced to the terminology and applications of the elements and principles of design. Students will review the critical analysis process, which they will apply when reviewing their own work and critiquing the work of others. Students will learn the preferred format for sketchbook page submissions for this course. They will examine how Canadian copyright law influences the professional activities of artists.
UNIT TWODrawing the Portrait in Graphite
- In this unit, students will practice the techniques used by graphite artists to create texture and changes in value. Students will experiment with a variety of pencil densities, complete sketchbook pages, and a final artwork. Students will learn about two artists whose work has impacted the history of art in Canada, especially in the field of drawing. Students will also learn about communicating narrative, as they complete your final artwork.
UNIT THREEDepicting Space in Pen and Ink
- In this unit, students will learn how to use technical pens, employing a variety of shading techniques. Students will be introduced to two Canadian artists whose work in pen and ink show very different approaches to illustrating aspects of Canadian identity. Students will also create, and comment on, their own unique works in pen.
UNIT FOURPainting Still-Life with Watercolour
- In this unit, students will be introduced to painting with watercolours, a medium with a rich history in Canada. Students will learn different aspects of colour theory and colour mixing, different paint application techniques, and about the different qualities of watercolour materials. Students will learn about Canadian watercolour artists who have drawn from the natural beauty of the country, and they will paint objects from nature in their own still-life.
UNIT FIVERelief Sculpture in Clay
- In this unit, students will learn about the relief sculpting illustration techniques of Barbara Reid, as well as other Canadian relief sculptors. Students will experiment with Reid’s medium, before creating a final work that reflects their own ideas about Canada. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of colour mixing in this novel context, and learn to change lighting conditions while photographing sculpture.
- This project is the final evaluation of AVI3M online. In this final unit, students will apply all the knowledge and skills they have developed over the course. This project will be worth 30% of the final grade.