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Welcome to Visual Arts at Westwood Collegiate

All course and project outlines are available in the course pages attached to this website.
Please Note: My classroom is open every lunch hour at 12:30 pm for students to come in and work on their art projects/ assignments.

Please pay your Advanced Arts and International Baccareaute fees online at: https://sjsd.schoolcashonline.com

To get your morning announcements just visit http://announcingwestwood.blogspot.ca/ and click on the "recieve by email" button. You can then get the announcements electronically.

Visit the Westwood Visual Arts wiki at http://westwoodvisualarts.wikispaces.com/ or on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/westwoodvarts.

If you would like to sign up for the "Remind" program, which will text your cell phone or send you an email with reminders of upcoming due dates and events, please contact Mrs. Teichroew with instructions on how to join!

Interested in ordering an Arts Hoodie! Just in time for Christmas! Order form below.

Hoodie Order Forms.pdf

Visit to the Plug In Gallery and Studio 393!

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So Many Visual Arts Courses to Choose From!
Westwood Collegiate offers many streams of Visual Arts studies: the General program, the Fine Arts program, and the International Baccalaureate programs.

Visual Arts General Program:
The General program is offered at the Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 levels and are designed to offer students the opportunity to develop and strengthen their art making skills, learn new techniques, and explore a variety of media both two- and three-dimensional.

Each general visual arts course is one semester in length and is worth one credit. There are no prerequisites or auditions to enroll.

Fine Arts Program:
The Fine Arts program is offered at the Grade 9 and Grade 10 levels and is designed for students who are very skilled in creating art, and challenges them to explore the depths of their abilities in an environment with students at the same skill level and interest as themselves. These students will be expected to stretch their creative limits and learn a variety of new art making techniques, while using a wide range of media both in two- and three-dimension.

Interested students must present a portfolio of their "best work" at an entrance interview. Each Fine Arts course is two semesters in length and is worth two credits. The students attend Fine Arts classes every other day for one lunch hour. They must also take a general course.

International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Program
The I.B. Visual Arts program is offered at the Grade 11 and Grade 12 levels only. The Standard Level A program is scheduled in conjunction with the Fine Arts program and is designed for students who have the skill level and dedication of a Fine Arts student. The Standard Level A course runs every second day for the entire school year.

Post high school perk...if a student who has successfully completed both years of the IB Visual Arts course enrols in a post secondary institution, in the visual arts, they will receive 6 university credit hours for their IB course.

What Media Are Used in These Courses?
The media are various and used in conjunction to create multi-media work. The following are a sampling of the media that have been introduced to the students thus far:

- watercolour paints, acrylic paints, oil paints, encaustic wax painting, Chinese ink and brush painting, silk painting, air brush painting

- 3H up to 8B drawing pencils, conte, charcoal, oil pastels, chalk pastels, India ink, coloured inks

- earthenware clay sculpting, plaster sculpture, pottery wheel throwing, metal foil, relief carving, plasticine relief, plaster carving, found object assemblage, jewelry, handmade paper casting, glass fusion and casting, enameling, polymer clay sculpture and jewelry, wood carving and Raku clay firing

Fibre Arts:
- batik, sadza painting, tie dye, soft sculpture

Print Making:
- screen printing, thermofax screening, monoprinting and linoblock printing

- wax casting, plaster casting, collage, canvas building and stretching

Arts on the Go!
In 2008, 40 Visual Arts students visited the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis Institute for the Arts, Weisman Art Gallery and the Minneapolis Centre for Photography. in MInnepolis, Minnesota.

In 2010, 36 students from the Choral, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts programs visited Minneapolis, Minnesota and took part in a variety of multi-disciplinary workshops. We had a great time!

In 2012, 46 students from the Choral, Dance, Drama, Graphic Technology and Visual Arts programs went to New York from March 23-28, 2012! The Grade 10, 11, and 12 students participated in group experiences in each of the arts, as well as also mastery workshops in their area of study.

We Enjoyed the "Windy City"!
The Arts Department (Dance, Drama, Graphic Tec, Musical Theatre and Visual Arts) travelled to Chicago, Illinois in 2014! The trip took place from March 27 until April 2, 2014 and the 49 students attending participated in three mastery classes per arts discipline as well as introductory classes to all the arts. The evenings were spent attending a variety of arts events and activities, as well as some sightseeing.

This school year the Visual Arts, Graphic Tech and Photography students are hoping to travel to Minneapolis in Arpil 2016.

Email me! cteichroew "at" sjsd.net

Catharine Teichroew is a proud member of the St. James Assiniboia School Division

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