Are you a teenager interested in art and design? Looking for a new and inspiring opportunities to express creativity? Check out this NEW grade Grade 12 (3.0) online credit course that is being offered this spring/summer session. Affiliated with the Vancouver Learning Network and Satallite Gallery, students will be given the opportunity to create, design and respond to art. Most importantly, this opportunity is a great way to connect with peers who share the same interests.
This class is Inspired by the success of a spring break teen art intervention program at Satellite Gallery, both Vancouver Secondary Art Teacher (Lindsey Foell) and Satellite Gallery’s Program Manager (Karen Benbassat) have joined to create a new grade 12 course for BC students: Art & Design Studies 12. Blending their perspectives, the teacher, with the support of a gallery professional, has designed learning activities and field studies encouraging self-directed experience in the field of art and design. MOA, Presentation House Gallery, and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (UBC), as well as public art, community art, places of worship, commercial galleries, artist-run centres and cinema have been incorporated into the foundation of the course. Any BC student serious about pursuing a post-secondary art or design program should learn more: this unique opportunity is geared to those seeking portfolio development and critical studies, bridging the gap between high school and first year.
You can explore information regarding Art & Design Studies 12 from VLN here: http://vlns.ca/course_details.php?id=125&online_id=86&paper_id=
SIGN UP FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012 TERM BEFORE JULY 5: http://vlns.ca/orientation/ArtDesignStudies-12-Orientation.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
Q: What is ADS12?
A: ADS12 is connecting students and the world of art in an innovative and vibrant way: using Satellite Gallery as a ‘launch pad’, students, teacher, and gallery professional will explore the local world of art and design, and make connections to international art and design concepts, practice and histories. This off-timetable and off-campus course will
be offered as a hybrid of online activities and self-directed field studies. Local sites such as the Museum of Anthropology (UBC), Presentation House Gallery, UBC Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, as well as public art, places of worship, commercial galleries and cinema have been incorporated into the foundation of the course.
A: Why join ADS12?
Q: As a bridge between a students’ secondary and post-secondary education, this course sets out to provide youth with critical studies, prior to an arts-based program at the post-secondary level. In conjunction with their technical art training (Art, or Media Arts 10, 11 or 12), they will be challenged to reflect on their practice and critically study art and design, locally and globally, contemporary and historical. By connecting students with real people, spaces and places, this course aims to foster relationships and support personal development. Ultimately, the student will benefit from the collaboration between a professional arts community and their local school community by exchanging perspectives, exploring new territories, and gaining exposure to new opportunities.
Q: How will ADS12 work and when will it take place?
A: This 3.0 credit course is being offered in the Spring/Summer 2012 term. The course content is online and self-paced: a total of 8 topics will be covered, with one theme exploration per module. Students can complete field studies online and/or in person. A final portfolio presentation will take place at Satellite Gallery from August 6-9, 2012.
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Check out http://www.satellitegallery.ca for more information!!