Visual Art, Year in Review
This year, the visual arts program produced exciting work and saw many students develop their skills and passions. Students explored a variety of materials and methods in pottery, sculpting, painting, drawing and design. Not only did we develop in the classroom, we successfully participated in another “arts in the park” festival, producing a large mural project with the help of many students from the school and division.
In class, the grade 12s presented portfolios and made many important personal and artistic connections in their work. These students pushed the boundaries of what they are capable of, worked hard on finding meaning and showed commitment to their work. We should all be should be proud of these students.
Grade 11s produced fine painting work based on poetry interpretations and outstanding custom fit plaster and paper mache masks as well as design unit presentations, where the students became the teachers!
Grade 10s created pottery work in the form of the face jugs” unit, putting many steps together and showing great understanding of process and materials. Not only did they produce pottery but continued to develop with drawing and painting unit work too.
Grade 9s had an introduction to painting and pottery and developed an excitement for the next few years in art. New ideas, processes and ways of working inspired these students and we are looking forward to working with them again next fall.
Overall, the year went well and we are so proud of the young people’s achievements. Congratulations to all the students for their patience, hard work, and success. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall and best of luck to all the students from grade 12 who will not be returning, we will miss you and we wish you the best luck on your next steps.
If you would like to see some of the students amazing work, you can find it @wkcartroom on Instagram. Thanks for looking and have a great summer people!