Visual Arts, Photography

Name of School: KCS Online Learning
Department: The Arts
Course Developer: Christian Bayly
Course Development Date: June 2019
Revision Date: ---
Course Title: Visual Arts, Photography, Grade 11
Ministry Course Code: AWQ3M
Course Type: University/College Preparation
Credit Value: 1.0
Developed from: The Arts, Ontario Curriculum, 2010 (revised)
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

Course Description:

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design).

Curriculum Overall Expectations:


  • A1. The Creative Process: apply the creative process to create a variety of artworks, individually and/or collaboratively;

  • A2. The Elements and Principles of Design: apply the elements and principles of design to create art works for the purpose of self-expression and to communicate ideas, information, and/or messages;

  • A3. Production and Presentation: produce art works, using a variety of media/materials and traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques, and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of ways of presenting their works and the works of others.


  • B1. The Critical Analysis Process: demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis process by examining, interpreting, evaluating, and reflecting on various art works;

  • B2. Art, Society, and Values: demonstrate an understanding of how art works reflect the societies in which they were created, and how they can affect both social and personal values;

  • B3. Connections Beyond the Classroom: describe opportunities and requirements for continued engagement in visual arts.


  • C1. Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of, and use correct terminology when referring to, elements, principles, and other components related to visual arts;

  • C2. Conventions and Techniques: demonstrate an understanding of conventions and techniques used in the creation of visual art works;

  • C3. Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of responsible practices in visual arts.