Art 8 with Ms. Valencia

Ms. Valencia will be teaching the Art 8 Rotation this year at North Surrey Secondary. This course is a 4-week sample art class where students of all skill levels are given an opportunity to explore a variety of art techniques, tool and mediums. In art, students are encouraged to express and discover their artistic selves! Click on the following links and the art class FAQs below for more detailed information on what Art 8 is all about! 

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ART FAQS

What do we do in Art 8?


Each art class will start with a 5-minute sketch-of-the-day. Consider this your "art warm-up" in order to get your ready to the day's art activity! In Art 8 - we will be focusing on the Elements and Principles of Art and will learn some of the basics of drawing. All of the nessesary will be supplies but you are absolutely welcome to bring your own pencil crayons or water colours from home. Throughout the 4-weeks, you will be building your art portfolio that features your best artwork. You will hand this in at the end of the rotation for assessment during your Exit Interview!




I want to take Art again! What are my class options in Grade 9-12?


Art 9 Foundations
Visual Arts 9 will expand on areas of study introduced in Art 8. This is a survey course offering a variety of 2d and 3d media and will introduce students to artistic practices like keeping a sketchbook. Students will be introduced to some art history and will get familiar with famous images and artists. Students will learn how to develop images, how to use elements and principles of design, and how to handle a variety of art materials and technology. Students will have the opportunity to work with drawing, painting, watercolor, sculpture (clay and other mediums), printmaking, and a variety of other mediums, delving deeper into techniques and inquiry.

Art 9 3D: Ceramics and Sculpture
This is a course suitable for any level of experience, but specifically for students interested in focusing on 3d elements such as ceramics, wheel thrown pottery, and mix media sculpture. If you like building things, making things and getting messy, this course is for you. We will be exploring clay and pottery in depth, and also learning different building techniques working with paper Mache, fabric and wire including art history, inquiry and installation work

Art Foundations 10/11/12
This is a survey course for students who wish to experience a variety of art media, suitable for any level of experience, covering a variety of 2d and 3d elements such as drawing, painting, printmaking, art history and sculptural elements, ceramics and installation.

Ceramics and Sculpture 10/11/12
This is a course suitable for any level of experience, but specifically for students interested in focusing on 3d elements such as ceramics, wheel thrown pottery, and mix media sculpture. If you like building things, making things and getting messy, this course is for you. We will be exploring clay and pottery in depth, and also learning different building techniques working with paper Mache, fabric and wire including art history, inquiry and installation work.

Drawing and Painting 10/11/12
This is a course for any level of experience, but specifically focusing on deeper inquiry into the 2d arts, with more in-depth focus on different painting and drawing techniques and media. If you don’t like getting messy with clay or glue, and love drawing and painting, this course is for you! The course will include inquiry, sketchbook work, art history and installation work.

Visual Arts and Media Tech 10/11/12
This course will introduce students to working with traditional art materials and new media. There will be opportunities for students to work in a traditional dark room and experiment with film photography. Students will also learn to work with digital SLR cameras and digital photography. This course is not limited to photography and students will be exposed to themes like history of photography, copyright, print -making, photo-montage, social media, Photoshop, copyright, and sculpture. This course is an interdisciplinary course and will expose students to a variety of mediums. Final project will be inquiry based for grade 10-11 students and self-directed for grade 12 students. *Please note: This course is different from the Digital Photography course offered through ADST. This course is a mixed media course.

Art Careers 12
This is a course for senior students who have taken minimum 1 year of art previously, who intend on applying to postsecondary art institutions and want to build their portfolios for applications. Students will work independently on portfolio projects, applications and research. Students will be expected to produce several self-directed inquiry based projects and sketchbook work. Enrollment must be approved by teacher.