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Technical Studies

 Technical Studies courses offered at Lord Byng Secondary School:   

  • Technical Studies 8
  • Technology 10
  • CAD, Intro
  • CAD, Advanced
  • Jewelry, Intro
  • Jewelry, Advanced
  • Art Metal, Intro
  • Art Metal, Advanced
  • Woodworking
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Sculpture, Intro
  • Sculpture, Advanced  

Course Description 

Art Metal 08 (MTE—08ARM)
Woodwork 08 (MTE—08WW)
Grades: 8
Prerequisite: None
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
All Grade 8’s will take the Applied Skills 8 Survey Program.
This course will give students a variety of learning experiences in several areas of practical arts. The Technical Studies portion of the course will cover one of two course options in the AS8 sections: Woodworking or Art Metal & Sculpture.
The main objective of Technical Studies 8 is to introduce students to a subject area in Technical Studies. The courses are designed to encourage maximum student performance in a safe, supportive, challenging, purposeful shop environment while students develop their critical thinking and hand skills. Past/current project examples include wooden boats, metal wire sculpture, wood gumball machines and silver rings. 
  
Art Metal 09/10/11/12: Intro
(MTE--09MTL/MTEM-10BEG/MMFM-11BEG/MMFM-12BEG)
Grades: 9 to 12
Prerequisite: None 
Course fee: $TBA for consumable supplies; more will be charged on an individual basis depending on individual projects and materials. 
Students will learn welding, lathe work, casting and sheet metal processes through creative assignments and skill builders. Projects are chosen by the instructor, but there is ample room for design and individual work through discussion and compromise with the instructor. All projects are three dimensional and combine your creativity with materials and techniques new to yourself.  
 
Art Metal 10/11/12: Advanced 
(MTEM-10ADV/MMFM-11/MMFM-12) 
Grades: 10 to 12
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA (more may be charged on individual basis depending on individual projects and materials)
Students will continue to learn welding, lathe work, casting and sheet metal processes through creative assignments and skill builders. Projects are instructor assigned, but there is ample room for design and individual work through discussion and compromise with the instructor. The primary materials used are aluminum, brass and mild steel. Students build on their experiences from Art Metal Introductory course.  
 
Art 09/10/11/12: Sculpture Intro
(MVAC-10SCI/MSACS11SCI/MSAC12SCI)
Grades: 9 to 12 
Prerequisite: None 
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA for consumable supplies 
Learn to express yourself in three dimensions. This course takes elements of art and design and allows students to create 3D art  pieces (vinyl toys, sculptures) and design objects (cellphones, mp3 players, building models). Students will take an idea from its conception to its fruition while giving attention to both artistic and technical detail. Architectural, conceptual and aesthetic elements will be involved.
Initially, students will work on simple projects proposed by the teacher. These projects will be created from materials such as clay, metal, wood, stone, plastic and paper. In order to fully implement their own ideas later in the course, students will  explore the capabilities of various casting, molding and modeling techniques. Students will be guided on which tools to use with which materials and at the same time learn about their safe operation and handling. This course counts towards Visual Arts credits in the Mini School. 
 
Art 10/11/12: Sculpture Advanced 
(MVAC-10SCA/MSACS11SCA/MSAC12SCA) 
Grades: 10, 11 or 12 with permission
Prerequisite: Introductory Sculpture, or permission from instructors
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA for consumable supplies
Skills learned in Introductory Sculpture will be applied in greater detail as students build upon their foundation skills. Project ideas or themes are introduced by the instructor and change from year to year. Students use processes in the studio to explore ideas/themes and their reaction to them. This course counts towards Visual Arts credits in the Mini School.  
 
Carpentry and Joinery 11/12 (MCJ--11/MCJ--12)
Grades: 11 to 12
Prerequisite: 2 years of experience 
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA; additional costs may occur based on individual students needs (i.e. size of project or material being used)
The emphasis of this course is furniture and/or cabinet making. For those with woodworking experience, this will be a more advanced course in machine and hand tool processes. Students will work with the instructor to select or design a project suitable to their skill level. Students desiring to build a large project and/or with unique materials will be required to create a  materials cost sheet so parental approval can be obtained. This is to make sure that special costs are explained and then approved of before construction begins. It is possible, in these senior courses to double block this course (take two classes in the same year). 
 
Byng Arts students have the opportunity to participate in an independent directed study course. This study would be developed in conjunction with the student, their parents, the Byng Arts administrator and instructor.
Past projects examples are: Chest of drawers, cabinets with doors, Muskoka/Adirondack chairs, tool/hope chests, doors, and entertainment units.

 

Drafting and Design 09/10/11/12: Beginner
(MTE--09DRF/MTED-10/MD--11BEG/MDD--12)
Grades: 9 to 12 (if you have 0 to 1 year of experience  

CAD (Computer-Assisted Drafting) is a recommended course for any students enrolled in any Tech Studies course or intending to pursue a career in engineering, design, architecture and interior design. Interested students have the opportunity to take this subject class over 4 years of their education. The visual communication of ideas is introduced using engineering and architectural drawing techniques while learning to use an industry standard program, AutoCAD. By graduated assignments, students will gain skills in a variety of areas: orthographic projection, section views, pictorial drawing (i.e. perspective drawing), dimensioning, architecture and interior design.  

Drafting and Design 11/12: Advanced
(MDD--11ADV/MDDA-12)
Grades: 11 to 12 (if you have had 2 years experience)
Prerequisite: CAD Intro
This is a recommended course for any students enrolled in any Tech Studies course or intending to pursue a career in engineering, design, architecture and interior design. Students will continue to reinforce engineering and architectural techniques and AutoCAD skills while doing auxiliary views, pictorial drawing, further architectural projects, etc.
 

Jewelry 09/10/11/12
(MTE--09JEW/YIA--0AJWL/YIA--1AJWL/YIA--2AJWL)
Grades: 9 to 12
Prerequisite: None
Supplemental Course fee: For personal projects to be taken home $TBA; additional costs may occur based on individual student needs (i.e. size of project or material being used)
This course will focus on the handcrafting of jewelry. The main material used is sterling silver, but other materials such as brass, copper and gold are possibilities. Students will learn a variety of processes including soldering, specialty hand tools, cuttlefish casting, lost wax casting, wirework, etc. Byng Arts and regular students may be interested in this subject area as it is an “alternative” fine art. Challenges can be found in designing their own work within the project parameters. Students will see their designs go from two-dimensional rendering into three-dimensional objects. Interested students have the opportunity to take this subject over 4 years of their education. Typical projects: necklace, bracelets, pendants, rings and more!
   

Technology Education 10 (TEG-10)
Grades: 9 or 10
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA

Have an idea for a better bicycle, ski shape, or even a better mousetrap? This class is for the inventor in all of us. Along the way, new skills will be gained, as teacher and students share in the building adventure. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of the projects. If all goes well, your new idea might end up in a patent pending form.  

Woodwork 09/10 (MTE--09WW/MTEW-10)
Grades: 9 to 12 (if you have 0 to 1 year of experience)
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
This course is set up as an introduction to woodwork using teacher selected project work. This will involve the safe use of hand tools and machines, construction steps and finishing techniques. The concept in these courses is to build student skill levels so by the time they take Joinery, in grades 11 and 12, they have a working knowledge to build quality individual projects. Interested students have the opportunity to take this subject over 4 years of their education.  Typical projects: cutting board, wall mounted DVD cabinet, table with or without a drawer, keepsake box, nightstand with drawer, wall mounted shelf with drawers and hidden mounting bracket.