Advanced Art: Independent Study

  • Name:

    Advanced Art: Independent Study (DRAW400)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Drawing 2 (DRAW102) & Painting 2 (PTNG102)

Advanced Art: Independent Study


This course is designed as an independent study for students who wish to explore art media further. Students will work on their own to create at least four major projects that consist of a series of works. These works will be designed around a theme and varied in media as the student creates their own plan for accomplishment with the direction of the instructor. Additionally, students will participate in discussions about art and aesthetics.


The Arts were created to provide us with ways to worship. Most of us associate music with worship, but the visual arts are just as valuable! God created beauty and through art we can reflect that beauty back to him. Just like musicians need training, artists need some training, too.

This class is aimed at the grade 11 and 12 students that would like to learn more about art, become more visually literate and proficient in their drawing, painting and composition skills. As a student, you will select four areas of interest and will explore these areas in detail with the aim of improving technical and conceptual skills.

As part of the class we will also explore the field of aesthetics, the study of beauty, so that you are able to think like an artist, too.

So, I am looking forward to having you in class and we can work together to expand your technical skills and develop your conceptualization of ideas for a better and more enjoyable art experience.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

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