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Visual Arts


University Hill takes pride in our Fine Arts program.  Art, Music and Theatre combine to deliver an outstanding program of Fine Arts for the benefit of our school and community. 



Our Art program has a tradition of quality in student work in painting and drawing, printmaking, pottery, ceramics, sculpture, and photography.

VISUAL ARTS 9                                                                                                               MVA- -09

VISUAL ARTS 10                                                                                                             MVAG-10

STUDIO ARTS: DRAWING & PAINTING 11                                                                   MSADP11

STUDIO ARTS: DRAWING & PAINTING 12                                                                   MSADP12


These 2D Art courses introduce students to a variety of drawing and painting techniques such as lino-cutting for print-making, photomontage, portrait drawing, diormamas, and graphic design projects.  Some of the materials include spray paint, pastels, charcoal, ink, acrylic paint, and graphite pencil.  They will become acquainted with the historical and contemporary developments in the art world as well as what careers are available in the arts.  Depending on availability, an art gallery tour will be provided. Success in the course requires students to be well organized, self-disciplined, motivated, and creative.


VISUAL ARTS 9: CERAMICS & SCULPTURE                                                                MVA- -09CER

VISUAL ARTS 10: CERAMICS & SCULPTURE                                                              MVAC-10

STUDIO ARTS 11: CERAMICS &SCULPTURE                                                              MSACS11

STUDIO ARTS 12: CERAMICS &SCULPTURE                                                              MSACS12


These ceramics courses focus primarily on hand-building pottery techniques. They will become familiar with the historical, cultural, and contemporary developments in ceramics and sculpture, while fostering their own unique style and interests.  A growing awareness of the elements and principles of design will influence their creative process.  Projects may include teapots, mugs, rice bowls, ikebana vases, tea light lanterns, chopstick holders, plates, platters, soya sauce dishes, sculpted figurines, and ornaments.  Depending on availability, an art gallery tour will be provided during the course. Students are encouraged to produce expressive and well-crafted pieces.




Pre-Requisite Course Required: None, Open to all in grade 11 and 12

The Advanced Placement Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college/university credit, advanced placement, or both — while still in high school.

The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of each Term. The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolios — 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing and Painting— corresponding to the most common college/university foundation courses. Students may choose to submit any or all of the portfolios. Students will create a body of work to demonstrate the artistic skills and ideas they have developed, refined, and applied over the course of the year to produce visual compositions.

Although there is no prerequisite for AP Studio Art 12, prior experience in studio art courses that address conceptual, technical, and critical thinking skills can support student success in the AP Studio Art Program.  Students who register for the course will be reviewed by an AP Selection Committee before being accepted into the program.

AP Studio Art students work with diverse media, styles, subjects, and content. Students’ work is informed and guided by observation, research, experimentation, discussion, critical analysis, and reflection, relating individual practices to the art world. Students are asked to document their artistic ideas and practices to demonstrate conceptual and technical development over time. The AP Studio Art Program supports students in becoming inventive artistic scholars who contribute to visual culture through art making.


VISUAL MEDIA ARTS: PHOTOGRAPHY 11                                                                      MVAMT11

VISUAL MEDIA ARTS: PHOTOGRAPHY 12                                                                      MVAMT12

Students will become knowledgeable of digital camera operation.  They will learn photoshop techniques, compositional elements, and how to read a photograph. They will also learn about the historical and contemporary developments in the area of photography. Success in the course requires students to be creative and mature enough to work independently. Depending on availability, an art gallery tour will be provided. Cameras can be provided.

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