Grade 12 Focus - Drawing / Painting / Sculpture
In this course, you will be creating a body of work and focusing on the creative process with guidance from the instructor. The main expectation is self-discipline to engage in art making as an opportunity for honing your skills and self-discovery. There are only a four components of this course:
1. Sketchbook Studies
Each week we will complete a series of sketchbook studies to improve your artistic skills. Each month there will be a different focus which will be determined through class discussion / preferences.
2. Independent Art Pieces
You will be creating 4 independent art pieces in the medium you have chosen to focus on. Generic themes will be assigned (again chosen through class discussion / preferences) to guide you as a starting point. For each art piece you will be expected to complete sketchbook preparation following the same format as that in the grade 12 Visual Arts course. These will be due on the day of the mid-critique for evaluation. Due dates are posted below.
3. Written Assignments
There are two written assignments in the course. One is a reflection paper based on aspects of the creative process. The other is a reflection based on a gallery visit. Follow the links below for details.
The final 30% in this course is made of two parts: you will create a final art piece (you have the option of a mural or another culminating art piece), and you will participate in a portfolio presentation on the designated Exam Day.
INDEPENDENT ART PIECES:
1. Place (February)
Mid-critique - Wed. February 21st
DUE: Thurs. March 1st
2. Beings (March)
Mid-critique - Wed. March 21st
DUE: Thurs. March 29th
3. Reflection (April)
Mid-critique - Wed. April 18th
DUE: Thurs. April 26th
4. Colour (May)
Mid-Critique - Wed. May 16th
DUE: Thurs. May 24th
Reflection Paper - DUE: Tues. March 27th
Gallery Review - DUE: to be announced
Sketchbook Studies (best 8)
Midterm (first 4):
Final (last 4): Tues. May 29th
Mural / Final Art Piece - DUE: Fri. June 15th
Portfolio Presentation: June 20th, 2018
Independent Art Pieces:
ANATOMICAL STUDIES (FEBRUARY)
STILL LIFE STUDIES (MARCH)
Download the mark breakdown below to view how you will be assessed in this course...
How you will be marked on the individual art pieces and sketchbook preparation is included in the file below...
How you will be marked for the CPT is in the file below...