Grade 10 Creative Arts Concentration:  Process Thinking and Application

 

The goals at this level of concentration are to have the students be more personally engaged in the ‘step by step’ nature of the creative process by learning to use observation and research skills to inspire concepts/ideas, to develop simple/singular concepts into a related series, to solve technical problems by experimentation, and fully implement the basic art principles used to organize (purposefully compose) visual art.

 

With respect to the goals sited above, the Principles of Art (emphasis, balance, movement, contrast, unity, rhythm, and pattern) are the foundation of the curriculum at this level.  The lessons and projects presented will require each student to ‘visually research’ their subject of emphasis (directly: via actual observation or indirectly: via photographs or master/professional works), implement the technical and/or imaginative changes needed to complete a series, and experiment with various art methods and materials.  How the ‘other’ Principles of Art help the artist to organize their work for optimal clarity of expression will be progressively highlighted and implemented within the assigned projects.       

 

Grade 11 Creative Arts Concentration:  The Composition of Intention and Emulation

 

The goals at this level of concentration are to have the students learn to be more personally inventive in their solutions to project challenges, to selectively use and address the Elements and Principles of Art in composing their works, and to study technique by investigating ‘modern’ master works through reproductive application.  Basically, the students are challenged to learn to utilize history as a personal tool of discovery and inspiration.     

 

With respect to the above sited goals, the investigation of the thinking and technical processes of Modern Artists (from circa 1850 to present) is the foundation of the curriculum at this level.  Both the changing definition of what is perceived as high art and the contemporary attitudes towards and applications of functional/commercial art are addressed simultaneously in the projects presented during the first semester.  The second semester focuses on learning technique through the visual analysis of a ‘modern’ master artist by completing a reproduction of a ‘modern’ master artwork and then by applying the techniques learned to a personal theme/composition development.

 

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Grade 9 Creative Arts Concentration: Fundamentals of the Creative Process

 

The goals at this level of concentration are to add observational aptitude to the students’ learning skills, address the influential nature of art, present the interdisciplinary creative impulse and thinking process as instinctive and historically universal, and introduce the basic art language used to initiate (physically start to create) and critique (verbally dissect) visual art.

 

With respect to the goals sited above, the Elements of Art (line, shape, texture, color, form andspace) are the foundation of the curriculum at this level.  The lessons and projects presented will initially focus on an individual element and gradually integrate the elements previously studied.  During each lesson master works are highlighted, contemporary applications are exemplified, and the students’ imaginations are challenged.