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Johnston Heights

An IB World School

Fine Arts
Fine Arts

 

Visual Arts

The Art department offers the following courses:

Visual Arts 8: General --- (V.A.G. 8)
Art 8 is an introductory 5 week course that focuses on discovering the magic found in mixing the paints of the colour wheel, creating fun creative hand built clay projects, general design and drawing skills. Participation in Art 8 gives the student "a taste" of some of the basic skills of art and design in order that theyt can continue to learn about and enjoy art in the future.
Evaluation includes process, progress, participation, work habits as well as the product made in each media area.
Visual Arts 9-General -- (V.A.G. 9) Prerequisite: None
This is a semestered (20 week) course which will introduce and continue to develop the student's skills in many areas of creative, hands on study. Students need not know how to draw already as they are introduced to a variety of drawing or rendering techniques using traditional and not so traditional media. Art students will also explore printmaking, three dimensional studies using clay, painting, calligraphy, cartooning and crafts such as paper making, marbling and origami. There are also opportunities to help with decorating display cases, creating banners and entering the many art design contests that come to our school from community groups.
Evaluation is the result of the student's process of design, the finished product, sketchbook work, and daily participation.
Visual Arts 10-General --(V.A.G. 10) Prerequisite: None
This is a semestered (20 week) course which will continue to develop or improve the student's skills in many areas of creative, hands on study. Students who have not taken Art 8 or Art 9 are introduced to a variety of drawing or rendering techniques using traditional and not so traditional media and those who have taken Art 9 will expand their knowledge and skills by completing a variety of new and challenging projects. Students need not know how to draw already as they can be introduced to various drawing "tricks" in class. Art students will also continue to explore the principles, elements and history of design, printmaking, cartooning, three dimensional studies using clay, painting, calligraphy and crafts such as paper making, marbling and origami. There are also opportunities to help with decorating display cases, theatre company plays, creating banners and entering the many art design contests that come to our school from community groups.
Evaluation is the result of the student's process of design, the finished product, sketchbook work, and daily participation.
Art Foundations 11 Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to allow students to either introduce themselves to the hands-on study of a variety of art making areas or to continue to improve their art and design creating skills. Students need not know how to draw already as they are introduced to a variety of drawing or rendering techniques using traditional and not so traditional media. In consultation with the teacher, the students will challenge themselves at their own skill level in each art unit area. Those who need advice and time to work on self directed studies for specific portfolio requirements can do so with the permission of the teacher. Areas of exploration and self expression include drawing, cartooning (on paper and basic stop animation using a video camera) , air brushing, painting, clay work (both hand built and potter wheel), sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, art history and crafts such as paper making, origami, and marbling.
Evaluation will be based on the process, progress and finished product, sketchbook work, and daily participation.
Art Foundations 12 Prerequisite: Art Foundations 11 or equivalent
This course is designed for students to continue to explore the and improve the skills involved in the hands-on study of a variety of art making areas. In consultation with the teacher, the students will challenge themselves to improve the specific techniques required in each art unit area. Those who need advice and time to begin or to continue to work on self directed studies for specific portfolio requirements can do so with the permission of the teacher. Areas of exploration and self expression include drawing, cartooning (on paper and basic stop animation using a video camera), air brushing, painting, clay work (both hand built and potter wheel), sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, art history and crafts such as paper making, origami, and marbling.
Evaluation will be based on the process, progress and finished product, sketchbook work, and daily participation.
Ms. E. Libera - Art Teacher & Dept Head [B of Studio Art (UBC) 92, B of Sec Ed (specializing in Art Educ.) (UBC) 93]
 
PERFORMING ARTS
 
Are you the creative type? Do you long to stand out from the crowd? Are you looking for ways to let your voice and your ideas be heard? Do you have something you want to express? Come and join us on the stage!
Johnston Heights is renowned for its dynamic and innovative Performing Arts programs. Carrying on our tradition of excellence, five dedicated and specialized teachers are proud to offer courses in both Music (band and choir) and Theatre and Film. Students learn the skills necessary for success while fostering their creativity, building their self-confidence and working to make their artistic dreams a reality.
One of the department’s goals is to maintain our strong tradition of “performing” in the Performing Arts. Students not only learn in class, but are given the opportunity to display their talent and hard work in front of an audience. Each year we offer a full season of theatre productions, original play/film festivals, band and choir concerts and talent shows.
Come and discover your hidden potential with JHSS Performing Arts as we enrich our school with the Arts!
 
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COURSE DESCRIPTORS
Drama 8 As a component of the Fine Arts course rotation, Drama 8 gives students an opportunity to explore some of the basic concepts of story development, storytelling, acting and performing. Students develop their skills in the areas of creative thinking, imagination, self-confidence, teamwork and self-reflection while surveying some of the reasons the Performing Arts are so relevant in daily life. Students who enjoy this 5 week course and who are interested in learning more about theatre can go on to select Drama 9.
Drama 9
Curious, creative and dynamic students will enjoy the fun and challenge of Drama 9. As students develop their imagination through play-building, improvisation and theatre sports, they also learn to work together on team projects, performed live or on film, such as radio plays, newscasts and commercials. Students expand their acting skills, including character development and stage presence, through physical action, voice work, scripted contemporary monologues and short scenes. Evaluation is based on daily attitude, participation and commitment, with set criteria made clear for each project. As they explore the fulfilling and complex art form of theatre, students will develop creativity and self-confidence, and will enjoy the rewards of team success as they work together towards the realization of a final product.
Drama 10: Production
Drama 10: Production is a challenging hands-on introduction to the Theatre and Film Program, and provides an overview of the wide variety of specialized courses available at the senior level. It has 3 major components. The first is an introduction to the exciting and dynamic area of film and television, which includes storyboarding, filming and digital editing. The team-based exploration of stage performance, including script work and an introduction to basic theatre vocabulary and the rehearsal process, also gives students the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. Finally, students are immersed in the backstage world of the theatre, exploring the work of the design and technical crew, from set and costume design to sound and lights. This course is the first step for students interested in exploring Media, Art and Design as their focus area in grades 11 and 12, but would also be valuable for students who wish to improve their future employment skills in the areas of leadership, communication, organization and project management.
Drama: Film and TV 11 (Production)
In this course students will learn the basic concepts of the 3 phases of film and TV production, and will apply them to several practical and hands-on film and television projects. The first phase, pre-production, focuses on the development of an idea from its origins on the storyboard through planning and scheduling shoots either in studio or on location. This is followed by production, which involves the actual shooting of various media genres, such as interviews, biography, documentary, animation and fiction. Finally, students will participate in post-production work through the editing of their footage, and bring the whole process to a final product suitable for viewing. The history of film and television productions will also be explored as a component of the class. Students will need to demonstrate maturity, responsibility and respect for each other and the equipment, all while exploring their vision and their voice through a wide variety of creative and stimulating projects. Students’ work will be showcased at the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival.
Drama: Film & TV 11 (Acting)
Drama: Film & TV 11 (Acting) focuses primarily on the craft of acting before a camera for film and television. Set up as a professional acting studio workshop, the course will help students to develop their skills in characterisation, reflection, realism, honesty and being in the moment. Film analysis, with particular attention to the various methods of acting employed by different actors and in different genres of films, will also be covered in the course. Students will be exposed to introductory film and television script writing, with special attention paid to character development, and will develop their abilities in concentration, focus, and confident self-expression. A survey of the film and TV industry is also a component of this course. Students’ work will be showcased at the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival.
Theatre Performance: Acting 11
Theatre Performance: Acting 11 is dedicated to the study of the art of stage acting. The main focus will be on the creation of character, incorporating voice projection and stage presence with subtext and stage business. Through scripted and original work, students will develop and improve their communication skills, self-confidence and teamwork abilities along with their performance skills. Most performances will be done in-class in front of an invited audience. Student actors will also work closely in a creative relationship with student directors towards producing both scripted and original one-act plays, which will be performed as part of the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival.
Theatre Performance: Directing and Script Development 11
Theatre Performance: Directing and Script Development 11 will both initiate students to the art of stage directing and give them several opportunities to write and develop original scripts for performance, including short scenes, monologues and one-act plays. Through hands-on projects, the basic concepts of stage direction will be explored, from blocking and other aspects of stage business to the various methods of staging a play. In addition, students will be encouraged to explore the development of themes, ideas or concepts, both in their writing and in directing scripted work. Student directors will work in collaboration with student actors to create and write original pieces, which will be performed during the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival. Most performances will be done in-class in front of an invited audience.
Theatre Production 11
Theatre Production 11 is a hands-on course designed to expose students in a practical way to the many components of backstage and pre-production work that go into the successful realization of a theatre performance. These include an introductory exploration and analysis of theatre design, followed by the specific application of technical skills in sets, props, costumes, hair & make-up, lighting, sound and special effects. Students will work together as a team on a variety of projects, and follow their work through from original idea to final product. The work accomplished in this course will be in direct support of a Johnston Heights Theatre Company mainstage production. Some of the work for this course may need to be done after school.
Theatre Company 11
Theatre Company is a dynamic after-school class based on the model of a professional theatre company, and produces a full and varied season of theatre each year. It includes acting, writing, directing, design, technical, backstage and managerial aspects, and permits students an opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities and develop their skills in a variety of areas. JHTC’s structure relies on 4 core values: Teamwork, Enthusiasm, Commitment and Excellence. Students work as a team to produce mainstage and studio productions for performance before an audience in one of Johnston Heights’ fully equipped theatre spaces. Students must show involvement in and dedication to the JH Theatre & Film Program.
Required: Teacher Permission.
Drama: Film & TV 12 (Acting)
Drama: Film & TV 12 (Acting) continues the development of the skills learned in the grade 11 course by focusing on the learning of the craft of acting, directing, and scriptwriting for film and television. Set up as a professional acting studio workshop, the course will help students further their abilities in characterisation, reflection, realism, honesty and being in the moment while acting or when directing actors. Film analysis, with particular attention to the various methods of acting and film-making employed by different actors and directors will also be covered in this course. Students will be exposed to film and TV on stage etiquette and will be challenged to develop their own non-edited original film projects. Students’ work will be showcased at the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival.
Requirement: (Acting) Drama: Film & TV 11 or teacher approval.
Drama: Film & TV 12 (Production)
In this course students will continue their exploration with the 3 phases of film and TV production (pre-production, production, and post-production). The following concepts will be introduced and students will realize projects applying them: multi-camera filming techniques, voice over on still pictures and moving pictures. Students will study a specific genre and will realise a short feature film, following all the production steps. Students will need to demonstrate leadership, maturity, responsibility and respect for each other and the equipment, all while exploring their vision and their voice through a variety of creative, challenging and stimulating projects. Students’ work will be showcased at the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival.
Requirement: Drama: Film & TV 11 (Production) or teacher approval.
Theatre Performance: Acting 12
Theatre Performance: Acting 12 is an in-depth exploration of the art of stage acting, building on the concepts explored in Acting 11. Students will be involved in theatre projects centred on the creation of complex characters, demonstrating both depth of intellect and a mature emotional tone. A further focus will be developing an understanding of the main periods in the history of theatre and the literature that supported them, as well as gaining knowledge of Canadian theatre and its implications in modern culture. Through scripted and original work, students will develop and improve their communication skills, self-confidence and teamwork abilities along with their performance skills. Most performances will be done in-class in front of an invited audience. Student actors will also work closely in a creative relationship with student directors towards producing both scripted and original one-act plays, which will be performed as part of the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival.
Recommended: Theatre Performance: Acting 11.
Theatre Performance: Directing and Script Development 12
Theatre Performance: Directing and Script Development 12 furthers the development of stage directors started in grade 11. Leadership skills are the focus of this course, and students will have the opportunity to apply their abilities in communication, organization, time management and problem solving through hands-on theatre production work. In addition, it is expected that students will continue to explore their own voice and to express their artistic identity through writing original scripts, as well as polishing their directing skills during in-class performance projects. Students will develop their own artistic styles and produce several scripted and original theatre pieces to be performed by student actors during the New Heights Theatre and Film Festival.
Recommended: Theatre Performance: Directing and Script Development 11.
Theatre Production: Theatre Management 12
Theatre Production: Theatre Management 12 will interest both students with a passion for the business of the theatre and those who are interested in experiencing the day-to-day management of a dynamic and multi-faceted organization. This hands-on course gives responsible, committed, enthusiastic and team-oriented students in-depth exposure to theatre production, with a specific emphasis on 3 major theatre management areas. Production Management involves the practical application of budgeting and scheduling, along with running publicity campaigns. House Management will see students organizing cast pictures, setting up the production display, running the box office and managing the work of ushers. Finally, Stage Management requires strong organizational and communication skills as students assist in running rehearsals, cueing actors and technical crew members, and keeping the prompt book. Some of the work for this course may need to be done after school.
Recommended: Theatre Production 11.
Theatre Production: Technical Theatre 12
Theatre Production: Technical Theatre 12 provides an overview of the work done by all 6 technical departments needed in the complex process of staging a mainstage theatre production. Students forming part of the production team will focus their attention mainly towards specific hands-on projects from at least 3 of the following technical departments: lighting, sound, set construction and painting, costumes, hair & make-up, and props. In addition, students will learn about technical direction, which involves overseeing the work of the technical crew, scheduling and leading technical rehearsals, and acquiring, updating and running technical materials and equipment. The work accomplished in this class will be in direct support of the realization of a Johnston Heights Theatre Company mainstage production. Some of the work for this course may need to be done after school.
Recommended: Theatre Production 11.
Theatre Company 12
Theatre Company is a dynamic after-school class based on the model of a professional theatre company, and produces a full and varied season of theatre each year. It includes acting, writing, directing, design, technical, backstage and managerial aspects, and permits students an opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities and develop their skills in a variety of areas. JHTC’s structure relies on 4 core values: Teamwork, Enthusiasm, Commitment and Excellence. Students work as a team to produce mainstage and studio productions for performance before an audience in one of Johnston Heights’ fully equipped theatre spaces. Students must show involvement in and dedication to the JH Theatre & Film Program.
Required: Teacher Permission.
 
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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