ArtFine Arts - Grade 9

ADA1O1 - Dramatic Arts -This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Students will construct, discuss, perform, and analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

 

AMU1O1 - Intro to Instrumental Music (Beginners) - This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use. In this introductory instrumental music course, students will be given the opportunity to learn to play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.

 

AMU1O2 - Instrumental Music (Experienced) - This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use. Since this course emphasizes the continued development on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, students will be encouraged to become involved in an extra-curricular instrumental performance group. Students should have previous experience on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.

 

AMV1O1 - Vocal Music - This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use. In this introductory vocal class, students will be given the opportunity to develop skills for ensemble and solo singing. The only requirement for this course is an enjoyment of singing. A $20 music folder fee applies to this course. It will be refunded upon return of the music folder at the end of the course.

 

AVI1O1 - Visual Arts - This course offers an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Canadian art and the art of other cultures. The studio/applied portion will emphasize the development of visual perception and practical facility in the fundamental techniques of drawing, colour theory, painting, information design and sculpture.

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