BARRIE CENTRAL PORTFOLIO
EXAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK
The Ontario Art Curriculum is very well organized and provides fantastic guidelines to help develop student artistic skills and cultivate art interests. At BCC, we developed our program so that in the Junior years, students focused on fundamentals and developed an understanding of early Art History theories. Students explored the Elements of Art, Principle of Designs, tenets of Art History (Egyptian, Gothic, Renaissance, Canadian (Group of 7, Northwest Coastal) and experimented with Art Mediums (Paint, Sculpture, Printmaking, Collage). This enabled them to prepare their skills and interest in order to specialize in the Senior Art Classes.
Our BCC seniors worked hard over their G11 and G12 courses to develop their portfolio. Many BCC grads went on to study Art at such wonderful schools as Sheridan College, Emily Carr Institute, U of T, McGill, Ryerson and York University (among many others!)
One of BCC's school-wide initiatives was IT literacy, and so for my VA classes, I focused on implementing technology into our Art Projects with outstanding results! The students really enjoyed being introduced to the joys of Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash and loved being able to create their ideas with digital imaging and photoshop manipulation.
Cartooning and character development was also something that BCC student's really engaged with. And our Student Newsletter was so encouraging in printing a regular comic strip for some of our budding animation artists.