Art courses allow students to recreate the world in a unique visual way, making room for the mind to grow, to relax and to create. In this hectic, crazy and stress-filled world, art allows students to find balance at school. These courses progress from introductory levels of study to specialized techniques used in the visual arts and finally to being a student leaving with content ready to fill a portfolio.

Course List

The following Art courses are available at MCHS. Click on the name of the course to read its description.

Art 10

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 5

This is an introductory course concerned with the fundamentals of the visual arts.

In this course, students will use the following mediums in their work:

  • Art pencils
  • Markers
  • Clay
  • Plaster
  • Bombay ink
  • Ccrylic paints
  • Block ink for print making

There will be day to day observational drawings in student sketchbooks from various sources. Students will be introduced to art and design fundamentals, drawing techniques, equipment, media, and a range of styles through first-hand experience in art making.

Art 20

Prerequisite: Art 10
Credits: 5

Art 20 is an extension of Art 10, which uses more advanced applications in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpturing and printmaking.

Students will have opportunities to create projects with use of mediums such as:

  • Wire sculptures
  • Large panel paintings
  • Using the pottery wheel
  • Scratchboard
  • Charcoal
  • Watercolour
  • Printmaking
  • Plaster and clay work with the kiln, which will be incorporated into this course.

This course allows students the opportunity to have more choice and voice in their work.  Students will expand personal skills and interests to create more original compositions. Students who have been successful in this course in the past have typically obtained at least 60%+ in Art 10.

Art 30

Prerequisite: Art 20
Credits: 5

Art 30 is a comprehensive studio course based on the extension of all media with emphasis on expansions and perfection of artistic technique. In this course, students will need to generate original ideas beginning in their sketchbook and moving towards a refined product.

Art 30 is a balance between guided and facilitated projects. There will be increased emphasis on independent project experimentation, reflection, abstraction, and th emotional aspects of art making. Students are expected to dig deeper into historical art movements and styles to understand and adapt them to their own style.

Art 30 is an accepted course and prerequisite to register in many post-secondary programs.  Students who have been successful in this course in the past have typically obtained at least 60%+ in Art 20.