This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works 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
Course Code: AVI4M
Course Type: University/College
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Unit 1: The Artist as Fact Finder and Experimenter
This unit focuses student learning on two activities: information gathering and media experimentation. Students expand their knowledge base about art through a survey of selected works from Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, South America, and Central America. Similarities and differences are carefully tracked in a frame of reference using headings such as motif, subject, ornamentation, and composition
Unit 2: The Artist as Social and/or Cultural Contributor
How does one determine whether an art work is effective? The values and standards that students employ in order to make such a judgement makes up their frame of reference and influences their final conclusion. It is essential that students become informed viewers in order to fully comprehend the intended meaning of the artwork.
Unit 3: The Artist as Reflective and Conceptual Thinker
This unit emphasizes the importance of the creative thinking process associated with making conceptual sculpture. Conceptual importance in creating work is combined with material exploration, and the effects using unexpected material can have on the creative process
Unit 4: The Artist as Independent Thinker
This is the summative assessment/evaluation unit for the course and is worth 30% of the final mark. It is the culmination of students’ knowledge, skills, and experiences acquired throughout these first three units as well as their previous high school art education.