Art is about a creative portrayal of life, individual and collective (now, past and future). Be a
part of this ! Be visually capable in a world that increasingly depends on deciphering, and
expressing oneself through, visual imagery. Learn how to think observationally, critically and
creatively. Do you have wonder, desire to understand, or curiosity ? Do you want to increase your ability to concentrate and express yourself ? Are you looking for inspiration, ideas, or plans that call out to be thought, painted, printed, drawn, sculpted, and/or, ArtMag!ed ? Do you love drawing,painting, printmaking, sculpting, ceramics? Then take one or more Visual Arts courses.
If you want to grow stronger in your art, or if you are just starting out and need skills, practice,
or inspiration, you will be given the opportunity to learn many techniques and to try many
different materials and mediums, to find your preferred ones, and to explore what each one
allows you to accomplish.
Work with : oil, acrylic, tempera, and water colour paints; inks, pencil, charcoal, pastel; clays,
glazes; papers, canvases, masonite, plexiglass, linoleum and other materials; digital media.
Sketchbooks are used in each Art course and become a record of a student's artistic journey.
You will have opportunities to choose self directed units, especially in grades 10, 11, and 12.
Art classes sometimes include Field Trips, Guest Speakers or Artists in Residence.
There are opportunities to display art work in school displays, Churchill ArtMag!, New Shoots
(VSB Literary and Visual Arts Magazine), School Board building lobby, IB Graduating Art
Students Show, Churchill Art Week, and sometimes to contribute works to the BC Law Courts
Society Permanent Collection, and to other community events such as the Granville Street
Banner Project. Students also sometimes participate in the designing and making of School