Spruce Grove Composite
High School (10–12)

Fine Arts

Art 10

Prerequisite: None

5 Credits

Art 10 is an introduction to studio work. The principles of art and design are developed through different media (materials). Through drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking, students will explore the creative process and undertake a wide range of visual problems. Art history and criticism are also introduced, with an emphasis on open discussion and hands-on work.

Extracurricular opportunities include excursions to the Edmonton Art Gallery, University of Alberta’s Fine Arts Building and The Alberta Provincial Museum. 

A course fee provides for an art supply kit.

Art 20

Prerequisite: Art 10

5 Credits

Art 20 is essentially an extension of the practices developed at the Grade 10 level. This course takes a broader approach to each of the study areas covered in the prerequisite course. More emphasis will be put on mastery of technical skill and fundamental theory. The application of art history and criticism will be expanded. 

Extracurricular opportunities include excursions to the Edmonton Art Gallery, University of Alberta’s Fine Arts Building, The Alberta Provincial Museum and a landscape painting location trip.

A course fee provides for an art supply kit. Some additional supplies are required. A list will be provided.

Art 30

Prerequisite: Art 20

5 Credits

Art 30 is based on individual development within the visual arts. Further refinement and experimentation in drawing, painting, sculpture, multimedia and printmaking are explored. Art history and modern art trends are also studied. 

Extracurricular opportunities include excursions to portfolio development workshops, post-secondary open house days, The Edmonton Art Gallery, University of Alberta’s Fine Arts Building, The Alberta Provincial Museum and a landscape painting location trip. 

A course fee and some personal supplies are required, which may be purchased at the students’ discretion.

Art 31

Prerequisite: 65% in Art 30 and/or consent of the instructor

5 Credits

Art 31 is a continuation of Art 30 for those students interested in pursuing post-secondary opportunities in the visual arts or design field. Students will enjoy a primarily self-directed course of study and further opportunity to refine and develop personal style, while working to complete a portfolio for post-secondary submission. 

Extracurricular opportunities include excursions to portfolio development workshops, post-secondary open house days, the Edmonton Art Gallery, University of Alberta’s Fine Arts Building, The Alberta Provincial Museum and a landscape painting location trip. 

A course fee and some personal supplies are required, which may be purchased at the student’s discretion.