Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open (AVI1O)

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

UnitTitles and DescriptionsTime and Sequence
1Art 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
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
3Print-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
4Color 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
5Art 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
Total110 hours