Visual Art Foundation

Visual Art Foundation 11 & 12

Ms. Best (

Eric Hamber Secondary School, 5025 Willow Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 3S1, Phone 604-713-8927

This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process
when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and contemporary materials. Students will use critical analysis to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. Students will explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that will be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.
Area of Study

·      The Creative Process: Students will apply the creative process to create a variety of artworks, individually and/or collaboratively;

·      The Elements and Principles of Design: Students will apply the elements and principles of design to create art works for the purpose of self-expression and to communicate ideas, information, and/or messages.

·      Production and Presentation: Students will produce art works, using a variety of media/materials and traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques, and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of ways of presenting their works and the works of others.


·      The Critical Analysis Process: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis process by examining, interpreting, evaluating, and reflecting on various art works.

·      Art, Society, and Values: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how art works reflect the societies in which they were created, and how they can affect both social and personal values.

·      Connections Beyond the Classroom: Students will demonstrate an understanding of and analyse the requirements for a variety of opportunities related to visual arts.


·      Terminology: Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and use correct terminology when referring to, elements, principles, and other components related to visual arts.

·      Conventions and Techniques: Students will demonstrate an under- standing of conventions and techniques used in the creation of visual art works.

·      Responsible Practices: Students will demonstrate an understanding of responsible practices in visual arts.

Daily Supplies needed:
·      Writing utensil (pen, pencil and eraser)

·      Sketchbook

·      Other art materials deemed relevant at the time of the assignment

·      Supplementary art fee of $20 (optional)

Policies & Procedures
 ·      Create a Positive, Respectful & Safe Environment.

·      Students are challenged to be open to a variety of different materials, artist and ideas.

·      Assignments must be handed in complete and on time to obtain mark.

·      Student attendance, punctuality, and participation essential for grade.

·      Students are responsible for making up missed work, obtaining class notes and completing missed assignments. Marks will be deducted for assignment handed in late.

·      Attendance is important and will be recorded each period. If you are away you must provide a written note within 1 week of the absence.

·      Cheating and plagiarism – please see your agenda for the policy on academic honesty.

·      Classroom behavior – students must demonstrate a mature and respectful manor towards their peer, teacher and guests in the classroom.

·      Please conserve material and recycle whenever possible.

·      Participation & Responsibility: 20%

This mark is determined by performance in the following areas: attendance, punctuality, responsibility, cooperation, team work, initiative, adaptability, organization, problem solving, clean up and productivity.

·      Course Work: 80%

This mark may include but is not limited to the following: Sketchbook, projects, presentations, reflections, journals, work sheets, research, written summaries, contributions to class and small group discussions, and home work.

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