• This course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and skills that they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific college and university programs. Students will explore a wide range of subject matter through studio work to include various drawing activities, watercolour paintings, assemblage and constructive sculptures. Students will also deal with contemporary social justice issues in the solution of an independent visual problem. Throughout the course, students will examine and use critical thinking and problem solving strategies to inform their creative process while building a presentation portfolio. Students will also analyse art works and study aspects of western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world. Units are supported and developed through a variety of sketchbook and preliminary assignments, always focusing on the design process. Teaching and learning will emphasize theoretic and practical media applications. The development of independent research and learning skills will be emphasized.

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  • Welcome Message

    Welcome to a new and exciting academic semester at St. Thomas Aquinas CHS. This semester promises to bring about several new learning queries and challenging opportunities. I wish each and everyone success during this new journey.

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  • U5D1

    Posted by Luc LeTendre on 1/28/2013 11:52:49 AM
    Sculpture brings so much life to its environment due to its third-dimensionality yet art history defines painting as the “truer” art form. What is your position on this argument? Rationalize.
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  • U3D1

    Posted by Luc LeTendre on 1/28/2013 11:49:07 AM
    Painting has been known to be the higher form of art, in comparison to other art media, based on this notion do you think that DaVinci’s Mona Lisa would be as successful an artwork if it were a drawing? Argue.
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  • U2D1

    Posted by Luc LeTendre on 1/28/2013 11:48:22 AM
    Which of the three parts of drawing do you find most difficult – skill, subject, or concept? What advice would you give your colleagues on how to improve that particular part? Why?
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  • U1D3

    Posted by Luc LeTendre on 1/28/2013 11:47:44 AM
    What makes an object a work of art?
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  • U1D2

    Posted by Luc LeTendre on 1/28/2013 11:47:13 AM
    Must a work of art be beautiful? Rationalize your answer.
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  • U1D1

    Posted by Luc LeTendre on 1/28/2013 11:46:24 AM
    How would you define art? In your opinion, what makes a work of art "good"? Rationalize your answer.
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