This course advances the study of the foundations of art and introduces a variety of new media. Students will be involved in drawing, painting, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics and photography through the use of everything from pencil and paper to anything they can get their hands on. They will be encouraged to challenge themselves through new media and greater independence in the studio setting. A sketchbook is required.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 9-10

A challenging introduction into Studio Art, this course is designed for the student who is considering entering the AP program or wants more than the general course. It is an excellent bridge between Visual Arts 10 and AP 11. Pre AP goes beyond the foundations of art and provides an introduction to higher level studio techniques, methods, and materials, as well as portfolio development. A sketchbook is required. This course is part of a Pre-AP Pathway.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 9-10

This general art course reviews and advances the foundations of art. Students will be involved in developing, and refining their own imagery with advanced studio techniques. Investigations of historical and contemporary art trends will be undertaken. Drawing, painting, graphic arts, print-making and three-dimensional work can be the basis for studio work. A sketchbook is required and is an active part of the program. There is an opportunity for students with advanced capabilities to be involved in special projects.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 11-12

This course is for students who wish to continue their education in art in several areas of visual expression at an advanced level. Students will work in a studio atmosphere in solving individual problems in developing art imagery.  Students will be expected to take an active role in shaping the process of their art education. Investigations of historical and contemporary art trends will be undertaken. A sketchbook is required and is an active part of the program.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: any Art 11

This course is for students who wish to work at an advanced level in art, specializing in three dimensional work. The focus is on the process of sculpture, exploring tools, equipment, set design, theories of sculpture and the language of this art form. Materials introduced and explored could include clay, wood, cardboard, paper, found objects, scrounged bits....and anything else we can lay our hands on!

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 11-12

This course is for students who wish to continue their art studies at an advanced level, specializing in three-dimensional studio work. The focus of the course is the exploration of the process of three dimensional design, expressed through a variety of media. Previous experience is NOT required. The process of designing three dimensional works of art will be emphasized. A sketchbook is required.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: any Art 11

This is an advanced level course concerning two dimensional work only. The major focus of the course will involve drawing and painting as well as graphic communications, relating them to the development of personal imagery. Students should be prepared to work independently in solving problems related to the development of imagery. A sketchbook is required.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 11-12

Pre AP 11 is an opportunity for motivated students to begin the challenge of developing a complete studio art portfolio. The focus of the course is to begin the selected works section of the portfolio though the exploration of a variety of media. This course will also help students begin the process of developing an individual area of focus in the visual arts.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 11-12

This is an advanced level course concerning 2D work only. This advanced studio course invites students to explore imagery in drawing/painting and graphic arts. Take the challenge - come and work in a studio atmosphere and explore your potential. Purposeful artistic choice to complete the development of a portfolio can be part of this course.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Art Studio 11, Studio Art 11 Pre-AP, or Studio Arts 2D 11

Advanced Placement Studio Art is offered only in the first semester due to portfolio timelines and due dates. Advanced Placement (AP) is an opportunity for motivated students to meet this challenge for excellence. The essence of AP is that participants get to be involved with first year college level curriculum, while still at high school. For students entering post-secondary education in the arts, AP can provide that vital admission portfolio, and a strong resume asset. Successful AP students recognize that AP can give them an advantage at college or university. The Advanced Placement student will choose one of three portfolios: 1) Drawing Portfolio – exploring a broad interpretation of drawing issues and media; exploring the nature of painting, printmaking, mixed media, and drawing as they relate to mark-making and design. 2) 2D – Design Portfolio – exploring the process of design and the development and use of the elements and principles of design; how to communicate visually; graphic design, typography, digital imaging, photography, collage, illustration, printmaking, painting. 3) 3D Design Portfolio – Explore the process of sculptural issues in depth and space. These may include mass, volume, form, plane, light and texture. Elements and concepts may be articulated through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. The Advance Placement Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art. Most AP students will probably have had previous training in art, but such training is not a prerequisite for entering the program. Students should, however, be aware that Advanced Placement studio work involves significantly more time than the typical high school course, and the program is not for the casually interested. However, if you are interested in taking a personal challenge for excellence, then this is the place for you! Advanced Placement Studio Art is not based on a written examination. Instead, students submit their final portfolios for evaluation in May. Portfolios are then read by the College Board, and scored. Grades are reported to the student, school and designated universities, colleges or art schools. The College Board grade may allow the student to receive credit or placement at a post-secondary institution according to the policies of that institution. The completed portfolio may also be used for application to other post-secondary institutions. Regular term grading and course credit will also be received at EMCS.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Visual Arts   GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Studio Art 11 Pre-AP or Studio Art 2D 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MSADP12 - STUDIO ARTS 12: DRAWING & PAINTING

Does the world around you capture the inner photographer within? In this fast-paced, multi-faceted course, you will learn the basics of Photography, Digital Art and Yearbook. You will become part of the Yearbook Staff working in one or more of the following areas; design, photography, digital art, journalism and/or advertising. You will play an integral role in creating a memorable Yearbook that your fellow classmates will cherish for years to come. You will learn the following basic skills necessary for publishing a yearbook such as; page design and layout, creative and skilled photography, journalism, copy writing and editing, graphic design programming (InDesign, Canva) word processing, advertising and distribution. You will learn basic photography techniques such as; setting an advanced camera, posing, lighting, aesthetics, creative and artistic techniques, using props and editing (Photoshop/Lightroom). You will learn basic digital art by completing projects using original and stock photos to create unique Digital Art pieces.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE:   Information Technology/Visual Arts   GRADE: 9-10

Do you want to continue to develop your Photography or Digital Art skills?  Using the basics, you learned in PHOTOGRAPHY 10 you will learn intermediate skills in both Photography and Graphic Arts in a project-based environment. Using weekly studio time you will develop a professional website to showcase your collection of photos and digital art. You will become part of the Yearbook Staff working in one or more of the following areas; design, photography, graphic art, journalism and/or advertising. You will play an integral role in creating a memorable Yearbook that your fellow classmates will cherish for years to come. You will develop intermediate photography techniques such as; setting an advanced camera, posing, lighting, aesthetics, creative and artistic techniques, using props and editing (Photoshop/Lightroom). You will complete more complex Digital Art projects.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Information Technology/Visual Arts   GRADE: 11

Do you want to master your Photography or Digital Art skills?  Using the intermediate skills, you learned in PHOTOGRAPHY 11 you will learn to master your skills at an advanced level in both Photography and Graphic Art in a project-based environment. Using weekly studio time you will complete a professional website to showcase your collection of photos and digital art. You will become part of the Yearbook Staff working in one or more of the following areas; design, photography, graphic art, journalism and/or advertising. You will play an integral role in creating a memorable Yearbook that your fellow classmates will cherish for years to come. You will develop advanced photography techniques such as; setting an advanced camera, posing, lighting, aesthetics, creative and artistic techniques, using props and editing (Photoshop/Lightroom). You will complete advanced Digital Art projects.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Information Technology/Visual Arts   GRADE: 12