Arts

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We offer a wide variety of Art programs for students at Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School. Throughout the school year, students have an opportunity to perform and showcase their work.

Courses offered

Drama
This course offers students opportunities to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyze drama, and reflect on experiences while developing an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

Fine Arts
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.

Guitar - Music AMG 3M1

This course emphasizes performance of the guitar at an introductory/intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill.  Student learning will include participating in creative activities and listening perceptively.  Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history.  AMG3M1 will include the musical goals of AMI2O1 with the guitar being the course focus.

 

Guitar/Ukulele Music
This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy, technique and creativity through performance on the Guitar and Ukulele.  No previous musical experience is required.  Students will learn to perform and properly notate open position chords and melodies on both instruments, accompany themselves and fellow classmates in performance, compose original pieces while developing a sound understanding of the rudiments of musical theory.  Students DO NOT need to own a guitar or ukulele to participate in the course, as these instruments may be borrowed from the school throughout the semester.

Integrated Arts

This course integrates two or more of the arts (dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts), giving students the opportunity to produce and present art works created individually or collaboratively. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply concepts, styles, and conventions unique to the various arts and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated arts challenges. This is not a performance/production course.

Instrumental 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. The above will be achieved through the study of instrumental music at the beginner level.

Photography
This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyze art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world. The above will be achieved through the study of photography.

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. The above will be achieved through the study of vocal music.

 

For more information about our Arts courses, call Ms. D. Simpson, Curriculum Chair at 905-427-6667 x 40543.

 

 

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