Fine and Performing Arts

FINE ARTS Course Descriptions:

Visual Art 10S (VAR10S) - Course Fee $40
The main objective of this course is to encourage creativity in students while building on basic skills in art. Students will continue to develop their abilities through the introduction of art elements and principles. Students will be taught basic skills in pencil drawing, colored pencil, painting, ink and sculpture.

Visual Art 20S (VAR20S) - Course Fee $40
Students will continue to develop their skills learned in Art 10G. It is a goal of this course to have students experiment with new techniques, methods and media such as observation drawing, oil pastel, watercolor, acrylics, ink and sculpture. Previous art classes are strongly recommended.

Visual Art 30S (VAR30S) - Course Fee $40
Students will refine their abilities established in the 20G program. Students will explore areas of interest and develop new skills in a variety of media. They will also be introduced to techniques such as printmaking and mixed media work. Previous art classes must be taken to enroll in this course.

Visual Art 40S (VAR40S) - Course Fee $40
Students will explore their own areas of interest and develop a portfolio of work meeting University of Manitoba School of Art Program criteria. They will generate artist statements and a letter of introduction to the School of Art Program. Previous art classes must be taken to enroll in this course.

Clay/Pottery 30S (CLY30S) - Course Fee $40
Students will learn basic skills in clay including preparation of a clay body by wedging. Hand building techniques will include pinch, coil and slab work. Students will properly polish and glaze all project work. No prior clay experience needed.

Clay/Pottery 40S (CLY40S) - Course Fee $40
Students will further develop hand building skills through a variety of advanced project work. Students will also experience wheel throwing at this level. Clay 30S must be taken previously to enroll in this course.

Beadwork - (ABW 20S/30S/40S) - Course Fee $40

The aim of the course is to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for Indigenous Beadwork. Students will learn about the different techniques on how to bead various items such as pow-wow regalia. Students will complete beadwork projects, exploring the various designs, colours, and styles of Indigenous beadwork and how every piece is unique and has meaning.


PERFORMING ARTS Course Descriptions:

Concert Band (BAN 10S/20S/30S/40S)

Students will continue to work on technique and tone production on their instruments. Students will develop musical skills and an appreciation for music through the rehearsal and performance of repertoire. Participation in rehearsals and performances is required to succeed in the course. Previous band experience is highly recommended. Students provide their own instrument or can rent from the school for $40.

Jazz Band  (JAB 10S/20S/30S/40S)

Students will study musical style, rhythms, expression, improvisation, and individual rolls within the context of Jazz Band repertoire. Students will have many solo opportunities. Students in Jazz 10G or Jazz 20G must also be in concert band. Students provide their own instrument or can rent from the school for $40.

Choir  (CHR 10S/20S/30S/40S)

Students will develop vocal and ear training skills, study various vocal genre’s, and learn vocal ensemble techniques through the preparation and performance of vocal repertoire. Previous choral experience is not necessary.

Vocal Jazz  (VOC 20S/30S/40S)

In addition to the goals of the Choral courses, vocal jazz focuses on the harmonies and rhythms found in vocal jazz music.  Students in this course must be confident singers with previous choral experience.

Guitar (GUI 10S/20S/30S) - Course Fee $40 

Students will use chording and picking techniques to play melody, harmony, and improvise on classical guitars. Students will play a wide range of styles in various group settings.

Drama (DRI 11G/20S/30S/40S)

Drama is a progressive series of experiences in the performance, production, historical and technical aspects of theatre leading to possible further studies.

Students are encouraged to follow the four levels in order, although special permission may be granted with evidence of equivalent experience.

Areas of Focus
Grade 9 - Basic Skills, Theory, Intro to Performance
Grade 10- Theatre Processes, Genres, Improvisation
Grade 11- Script-Writing, Production, Portfolios
Grade 12- Audition and Performance