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Within the visual arts courses, visual literacy expands into a broader perception – turning seeing into vision, translating reality into symbols and connections, and enhancing all other learning experiences. Learning in, about, and through visual arts helps students use their imagination and make creative choices to communicate their ideas, observations, feelings, and values.​


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Visual Arts - Gr 8 Open House 2020

Students learn how art works construct and record the history, values, and beliefs of various societies and cultures. Through experiencing a wide range of art works, including the rich heritage of Canadian art, students come to understand and appreciate the range and significance of artistic expression.



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Creating and Presenting: Applying the creative process is a necessary part of designing and producing original art works. Students use the stages of the creative process to generate ideas for, plan, produce, and present works of art. They explore technologies and the elements and principles of design to create art works for a variety of purposes.
Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: Through the critical analysis process students interpret and assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ art works. By learning how art works reflect both social and personal values, students develop a deeper understanding of themselves, past and present societies, and the communities in which they live.
Foundations: Students develop their understanding of conventions, techniques, and processe​s that people use to produce visual art works. They develop the vocabulary necessary for describing and evaluating their own and others’ art works.
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