The Visual Art department at Notre Dame Regional Secondary provides an outlet for students to experiment and express artistic ideas and emotions in a variety of media.
As a diverse learning opportunity for all students, the visual art department thrives in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students of all abilities.
In Gr 8-10 students learn the basic skills and techniques to create a variety of art pieces. Students are then able to take those skills and apply them at a more advanced level in Gr 11, creating a self-directed portfolio in Gr 12.
Our state-of-the-art facility provides students with a creative space that enables students to explore several visual expression areas, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, ceramics, and a dark room for Photography.
The Visual Arts curriculum is meant to allow students to experience the world through the eyes of an artist and to communicate their ideas, opinions, beliefs, and feelings via art. To take the course at any grade level, you do not need to be an artist or have any prior experience with visual arts. Artists will use a variety of mediums and processes to experiment and explore. Students will need patience, a willingness to take risks, and a willingness to explore new approaches and strategies in order to become more creative.
The Visual Arts curriculum is highly regarded as a valuable means of self-expression. Our pupils have access to one of the most stunning art studios in any high school, allowing them to express their creativity and imagination. Drawing and painting, as well as clay sculpture and mixed media, are all encouraged in the curriculum. Individual expression is encouraged and people of all abilities are welcome.
The Art Club is open to students of all grades and artistic abilities.
All artists, attention please! Would you like to put your skills to use, and have your art presented to the school? Then join the Visual Arts classes to do just that! Still feel like you have more to contribute? Consider joining the NDs Art club as well? Meet new peers with your interests as you take on challenging projects and expand on your art skills using materials and media such as watercolour, pastels, clay, and more!
See the works of grades gone by and take a peek into the past work of graduate students! Take inspiration from the works on the walls and incorporate the most eye-catching details into your pieces! We’ll place them in the halls for all the school to see! Come and join!
- Ryle Renoblas