Grade 12 Visual Arts

PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

GRADE: 12 (University/College)

AVAILABILITY: Full time, Part time, Private and Online

Grade 12 Visual Arts focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional artworks using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct artworks and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.

UNIT ONE

Reviewing Terms and Approaches

Essential Question: To what extent does knowledge and understanding of the creative process inform an artist’s work?

  • In this unit, students will review the basic terms and processes necessary to analyze art. These include the creative process, the elements and principles of art, and the critical analysis process. Students will also review methods for photographing their art to share online and sketchbook formatting.

UNIT TWO

Choosing a Personal Portfolio Theme

Essential Question: How can an artist’s portfolio reflect their responses to inner and outer worlds?

  • In this unit, students will apply their learning from the previous unit to begin planning their semester-long art portfolio. Students will expand their understanding of sketchbooks and will finally submit a detailed proposal for their portfolio.

UNIT THREE

Exploring Collections in Visual Art

Essential Question: Why are art collections important to our understanding of the world?

  • In this unit, students will learn about how Canadian artists (and one philanthropist) have explored the theme of collecting and they will complete their own artwork on this topic. Students will complete written and sketchbook-based research tasks and will complete one highly developed artwork of their own. Students will share their work, and reflect on it, mirroring the formal stages of the creative process.

UNIT FOUR

Exploring Spaces in Visual Art

Essential Question: To what extent does space (environment) affect the presentation of art museum collections?

  • In this unit, students will learn about how Canadian artists and architects have explored the theme of space (environments) and they will complete their own artwork on this topic. Students will complete written and sketchbook-based research tasks and will complete one highly developed artwork of their own. Students will share their work, and reflect on it, mirroring the formal stages of the creative process.

UNIT FIVE

Exploring Community through Visual Art

Essential Question: How do communities influence artists?

  • In this unit, students will learn about how Canadian artists and organizations have explored community connections and they will complete their own artwork on this topic. Students will complete written and sketchbook-based research tasks and will complete one highly developed artwork of their own. Students will share their work, and reflect on it, mirroring the formal stages of the creative process.

UNIT SIX

Exploring Causes through Visual Art

Essential Question: How can art contribute to positive change in the world?

  • In this unit, students will learn about how Canadian artists and organizations have explored the theme of activism and promoting causes, and students will complete their own artwork on this topic. Students will complete written and sketchbook-based research tasks and will complete one highly developed artwork of their own. Students will share their work, and reflect on it, mirroring the formal stages of the creative process.

CULMINATING PROJECT

30% of Final Grade

  • This project is the final evaluation of this course. This project will require students to reflect on their course work. This project will be worth 30% of the final grade.