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Fine Arts

Fine Arts Courses

Art 9 is an exploration of ideas, applications and mediums, including design and colour work, exploring cultural, historical and contemporary arts, and experiencing mediums such as: watercolour, colour pencil, graphite, etc

The Art 10 course is structurally based on the elements and principles of art and design: line, space, colour, value, etc. In Art 10 we begin exploring mediums through 2- and 3-dimensional art projects. Encounters with art history, art movements, and artists is an important aspect in learning to understand the language and the processes of art. Art 10 begins to incorporate meaningful art application through the fundamentals of art. Assessment is based on skill/technique, understanding content, creativity, use of mediums and, planning and process.

 

The Art 20 course consists of several art projects, which continue to explore mediums through 2- and 3-dimensional art. More in-depth encounters with art history, art movements/styles, and artists is an important aspect in learning to understand the language and the processes of art. Art 20 incorporates preliminary research and/or exploration so that the student has a better understanding of an influential artist(s) within a specific movement, or specific skills and techniques, assisting the student in having a better understanding toward a more successful outcome. Communicating through critique and discussing art is encouraged at the Art 20 level. Assessment is based on skill/technique, understanding content, creativity, use of mediums and, planning and process.

 

The Art 30 course consists of several art projects, which continue to explore mediums through 2- and 3-dimensional art. More in-depth encounters with art history, art movements/styles, and artists is an important aspect in learning to understand the language and the processes of art. Art 30 incorporates preliminary research so that the student has a better understanding of an influential artist(s) within a specific movement, or specific skills and techniques, this will assist the student in having a better understanding toward a more successful outcome. This is achieved through artist research, technical exploration and project planning. Communicating through critique and discussing art is encouraged at the Art 30 level. Assessment is based on skill/technique, understanding content, creativity, use of media and, planning and process.


Equipped with a state-of-the-art theatre, the Bert Church High School Drama Program proudly produces a musical and a play every school year. An upwards of 60 students ranging in musical, dramatic, artistic, logistic, and athletic talents are involved in our shows and we do everything we can to ensure that a meaningful learning experience is had by the presentation of our productions.

Through our shows, students gain a deeper appreciation for theatre as a whole as they are required to participate in set, costume, and prop builds, scenic painting, lighting design, make-up design, and various front-of-house duties. They also have access to voice and dance training (as needed) and vocal and movement-based workshops.

We support our students as best we can and tailor all the learning to the current show so that the learning is relatable and immediately useful.

Auditions for the winter show happen during the June exam break for the next school year. Auditions for the spring show occur during the January exam break. All students of various talents, strengths, and capacities are encouraged to try-out!

Students who are cast in the musical may wish to enroll in Performing Arts 15, 25, or 35 (each class is a prerequisite for continuation). This class provides a structured curriculum to the student requiring assignments on top of rehearsal times and counts for 5 high school credits*.

*Performing Arts 15, 25, and 35 are all locally-developed courses that earn 5 high school credits. Please note that most post-secondary institutions will not consider Performing Arts 35 for admission, which is why we encourage our actors to participate in Drama 10, 20, and eventually 30.

School Showcase - Art

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.