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AVI1O Visual Arts

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Ministry of Education Course Title: Visual Arts, Grade 9

Course Code: AVI1O

Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite: None

Department: The Arts

Course Description:

Visual Arts 9 – AVI1O course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students 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. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.


Unit 1: Art Theory – 20 hours

In this introductory unit, students will become familiarized with the various elements of visual arts. They will learn the founding design techniques such as line, colour and form. Students will create various works of art to demonstrate their understanding of basic design techniques. Students will begin to work with the creative process in all of their works.

Unit 2: Drawing Still Life – 15 hours

In this unit students will further develop their design element of drawing and shading. They will learn to develop further techniques such as depth and dimension. With these skills they will gain an understanding of still life drawings and practice perfecting their skill.

Unit 3: Primitive and Native Art History - 20 hrs

– In this unit students will examine various forms of art that are unique to cultures and countries. They will come to understand the social impact art has and why it is specifically created. In addition, students will explore the unique art of Canada’s First Nations peoples. Students will come to explore and understand concepts of appropriation and how to properly conduct themselves as artists.

Unit 4 - Printmaking - 15 hours

– In this unit, students will be studying the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. This process lets the artist make multiple copies of original fine artworks.

Unit 5 - Painting - 20 hrs

– In this unit, students will be introduced to basic techniques of acrylic painting and they will have a chance to illustrate them.They will be practicing their acrylic painting skills, drawing on knowledge of form and chiaroscuro, in an acrylic painting of the organic still-life object created earlier in the course.

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