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Art 25s

Course Outline
Subject: Art 25S
Date: February 2019-June 2019
Teacher: Mr. G. Cooper
Location: Room 9


1 sketchbook (for Visual Journal/Portfolio) approx. 50-75 pages, 9”x12”

1 duotang with loose-leaf
pencil case
fine-tip pen(s)- black
pencils-HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, (minimum), charcoal pencils (optional)
erasers, (kneaded eraser would be helpful as well as a white eraser)
pencil crayons (at least 12 colors)
blending stumps
apron/art smock/old shirt (recommended), may be stored in the Art Room

Course Aim

Then main goal of this program is to enable students to understand the art process through perception,
creativity, and appreciation. These skills will provide students with the building blocks necessary for
working in a variety of media and for developing confidence in expressing their ideas visually. Students
will learn how to respond critically and appreciatively to their own works of art and the works of others.

Instructional Approach
Each student will practice different are techniques by experimenting with a variety of media. Each unit
will involve some aspects of observing, discussing, analyzing, and creating works of art. Some instruction
and demonstration will be given by the teacher in the traditional areas of technique and design.
Emphasis will, however, be placed on students’ creative self-expression and skill development for
assigned projects. This course is process-oriented which means that the steps taken by students to reach
their final products are as important, if not more, than the finished works.

Each art course provides art instruction through studio activities assigned by the teacher. Studio
instruction in the basic areas of making art is combined with experiences in learning to evaluate art,
including art of the past. Good skills come from observing and practicing.
In Art 15S, 25S, 35S, 45S, the opportunities are:

Drawing 3D Sculpting
Design Printmaking
Painting Art History

A variety of materials and techniques are used. In each grade, previous skills are built to a higher level.

Art 15S. Attention to:

 One point perspective drawing; ink drawing; colour explorations; copper metal project
 Ancient art - early cave painting, Egyptian, and Greek art.

Art 25S. Attention to:

 More perspective drawing; watercolours and pencil crayons (beyond basics); wood veneer
 Medieval and Renaissance art.

Art 35S. Attention to:

 Portraiture in black and white; realism in acrylics; conte drawing; fabric art …
 17th to 19th century art - Dutch masters, Realism, and Impressionism.

Art 45S. Attention to:

 Portraiture in oil pastel; mixed media work; individualized development of university entrance art
 2Oth century art - Modern art, including Canadian art.

** Each student will complete a skill-building 2 part homework unit on an assigned topic.
Every student is required to do all work on time, unless special exemption is given.

Students are expected to listen attentively and follow instructions carefully. They must show respect to
all of the materials and artworks in the classroom, as well as the work and property of their peers. Any
accidents, spills, or breakages will be of the responsibility for the student to clean or fix; thus special care
must be taken when using certain materials.

Assessment will be collected in a variety of ways throughout the course: teacher observation/notes of
the process, rubrics for the final products, and self critique/analysis. The emphasis on each
assignment/project will be placed on the student growth, effort, participation in class, and willingness to
challenge his/her peers.

Students will keep a Visual Journal/Portfolio throughout the course, which will be collected and assessed
at the end. This will be the place for all their preliminary work, records, sketches, inspirational pieces,
and the final chosen works. It will showcase their progress and development.

60% = Classroom units

10% = Daily Assignments
10% = 2 part homework unit
15% = Visual Journal exercises
5% = Studio performance, and class opening and closing activities.