Visual Art

Header Image: "Colourful Minded" Lania Philia Terisno, 2018

About Us

Welcome to the WCI Visual Arts Department homepage.  Our department is proud to offer a variety of fine arts, digital and darkroom photography, and media arts courses to engage different types of creative learners.  Fine art studio courses will teach students both traditional and emerging artistic practices.  Digital and darkroom photography will teach students technical camera skills and composition aesthetics.  Media arts will teach students a variety of video and post-production techniques.  The teachers in our department offer an impressive range of multi-disciplinary arts-based education, professional experience, and passion.  We are confident that our courses will engage learners of all abilities in a unique way that fosters self-expression, critical thinking, and life-long transferable skills.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas


Teachers

Mr. K. Bishop

Ms. C. Jackson-Grupp

Mrs. E. Kalinowski (Department Head)

Mrs. I. Lizon

Mrs. S. McGonegal

Art Department Office: Room 126


Courses

New Course Offering for 2018/2019:

AVI3O Grade 11 Visual Arts (open)  “The Mural Painting Course”

Students in this course will participate in a school beautification project.  This course is available to all students (any level, any grade, with no pre-requisite).  See Mrs. Kalinowski for more information!

Course Enhancement Fees Letter

Equipment Loan Contract Form

Visual Arts Photography Media Arts
Grade 9

Grade 9 Visual Arts (open)

AVI1OI

Grade 10

Grade 10 Visual Arts (open)

AVI2OI

Grade 11

 

Grade 11 Visual Arts (open) AVI3OI (new!)

Grade 11 Visual Arts (university/college preparation)

AVI3MI

Grade 11 Photography (open)

AWQ3OI

 

Grade 11 Media Arts (university/college preparation)

ASM3MI

 

Grade 12

Grade 12 Visual Arts (university/college preparation)

AVI4MI

Grade 12 Photography (university/college preparation)

AWQ4MI

 

Grade 12 Media Arts (university/college preparation)

ASM4MI

 


Extra-Curricular Art

Club/Activity Staff Location
Art Crew Mrs. Kalinowski & Ms. Jackson-Grupp 124
Anime Club Mr. Bishop 221
Arts & Crafts Club Ms. Harris  124
MAG Art Magazine Mr. Bishop  240
&& (And And Collective)  Mr. Bishop  240
Special Events/Productions Art Department at Large Link

 


Social Media

van-nederland-elgie-gaat-haar-ontwikkeling-posten-op-twitter-24  @WCIart  new-insta @WCI_Art


WCI Artist Accomplishments

Passion United

May 11, 2018

A Visual Art Exhibit featuring WRDSB secondary visual arts students in collaboration with Conestoga College School of Media & Design.  Featuring WCI Strings and SJAM Jazz Ensemble.  Sponsored by SHSM and SpeakUp.  Throughout 2017/2018, Visual Arts department heads and teachers collaborated to support student achievement and graduation rates by encouraging choice and voice.  Coined “The Passion Project,” visual arts, photography, and media arts courses worked together to explore autonomous art practices to produce independent, self-directed projects.  All projects were included in an all-inclusive digital exhibition and a jury of art staff selected the pieces to be in exhibition.  #unitedpassion18

 

 

Arts & Culture Festival March 2018 – WCI Brush Off (Speed Painting)

OSSTF “Marion Drysdale Student Achievement Award ” Visual Arts B-1 Intermediate 2018

Anna  (grade 10), “Diptych: Multiplicity Photography & Oil Painting,” digital photography & oil paint on canvas (District 24 Winner)

Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Poster Contest 2017/2018

Cambridge Fall Fair 2017

Anna & Katherine

Mental Health & Well Being Department-Wide Collaboration 2016/2017:

(well) Art Exhibit

 

OSSTF “Marion Drysdale Student Achievement Award ” Visual Arts B-1 Intermediate 2017

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Janet T (grade 9), “Painful Beauty,” graphite on stonehenge (District 24 Winner)

 

Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Poster Contest 2016

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Annika O-H – grade 10 (1st place, Black & White Artwork)

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Jeonghyeon L – grade 11 (1st place, Colour Artwork)

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Janet T – grade 9 (2nd place, Colour Artwork)

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Menatallah T – grade 11 (3rd place, Black & White Artwork)

Wanlin F – grade 11 (4th place, Black & White Artwork)

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Ethan g – grade 9 (4th place, Colour Artwork)

November 11, 2016 Remembrance Day Digital Art Exhibition video link