Course name: Visual Arts Course code: (AVI1O)

Grade 9    1.0 Credit

Course type:    Open

Course description: This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. You will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. You will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context. This course was created in conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. You will see and learn about the wonderful artworks that are housed in the National Gallery of Canada, without travelling there!
AVI1OZ: Visual Arts
Course description: This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. You will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. You will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context. This course was created in conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. You will see and learn about the wonderful artworks that are housed in the National Gallery of Canada, without travelling there!

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
This course is designed for independent study. To review the lessons, please visit this page with a computer or tablet.
20 Lessons

5 Lessons

1.1   The elements of art and principles of design

1.2   The creative process

1.3   Drawing on observation

1.4   Value and form

1.5   Composition and criticism

5 Lessons

2.1   Colour

2.2   Painting with acrylics

2.3   Landscape painting in Canada

2.4   Perspective

2.5   Portal painting

5 Lessons

3.1   Communicating with art

3.2   Graphic art

3.3   Printmaking

3.4   Collage and portraits

3.5   Self-portraits

5 Lessons

4.1   From pattern to abstract

4.2   Working in mosaic

4.3   Making a memory box

4.4   Careers in art

4.5   Your altered book