Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open (AVI1O)

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Course Title : Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open (AVI1O)
Course Name : Visual Arts
Course Code : AVI1O
Grade : 9
Course Type : Open
Credit Value : 1.0
Prerequisite : None
Curriculum Policy Document : Arts, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10, 2010 (Revised)
Course Developer : UCSA Academy
Department : Arts
Developement Date : June 2019
Most Recent Revision Date : June 2019

Course Description

This course is exploratory in nature, offering 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 by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

Overall Curriculum Expectations

    • The Creative Process: apply the creative process to create a variety of art works, individually and/or collaboratively
    • The Elements and Principles of Design: apply 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: produce art works, using a variety of media/materials and traditional and/or emerging technologies, tools, and techniques, and demonstrate an
    • The Critical Analysis Process: demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis process by examining, interpreting, evaluating, and reflecting on various art works;
    • Art, Society, and Values: demonstrate an understanding of how art works reflect the societies in which they were created, and how they can affect personal values;
    • Connections beyond the Classroom: demonstrate an understanding of the types of knowledge and skills developed in visual arts, and identify various opportunities related to visual arts.
    • Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of, and use correct terminology when referring to, elements, principles, and other components related to visual arts;
    • Conventions and Techniques: demonstrate an understanding of conventions and techniques used in the creation of visual art works;
    • Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of responsible practices in visual arts.

Outline of Course Content

Unit Titles and Descriptions Time and Sequence
1 Art Theory
In this Unit, students will identify and apply principles of design; explain how principles of design are used on works of art; write quizzes; analyze art; complete art learning tasks
20 hours
2 Drawing
In this unit, students use value in art; use contour lines to show shape and form; use systems of linear and atmospheric perspective to give the illusion of depth; use different types of media for drawing; produce drawings and analyse drawings.
20 hours
3 Print-Making/ sculpture
In this unit Students use creative process to plan art, use appropriate tools and terminology in the preparation of studio work; apply conscientious practices associated with the use of materials and tools and produce prints and earthenware clay pots.
25 hours
4 Color Theory
In this unit, students analyse use of colour in works of art; mix secondary and tertiary colours from primary paint colours; create a colour wheel; use painting techniques; apply appropriate painting techniques and produce an acrylic painting.
20 hours
5 Art History
In this unit, students will earn how aspects of a culture and its values are reflected in artworks of that period
18 hours
Final Evaluation
Final Project worth of 20%, The final assessment task is a two hour exam worth 10% of the student’s final mark.
5 hours
2 hours
Total 110 hours