Visual Art

The Visual Arts & Media at St. Mary's Catholic High School focus students on developing their skills through exciting projects in a wide range of media. Students begin with classical drawing techniques that form a basis for the development of work based on their own passions. The program is enhanced by workshops with professional artists, specialized fieldtrips as well as our semi annual trip to New York. These programs are further supported through the Arts and Culture High Skills Major Program where students are offered experience through specialized co-op programs, additional certifications and employment opportunities. Senior students leave with a professional portfolio demonstrating a broad range of skills with an underlying knowledge of current artistic practices.

Our Visual Arts students have proven to be resilient, 21st century learners.  During the province-wide online learning in January 2021, our students were able to collaborate to create the following collages.

The visual art students have been working hard through the pandemic and wanted to share the work they have been doing to amaze and entertain you!! Here, you will see only a few art works done by some of our senior students. If you want to see more completed work by both visual artists and media art students please visit the links below and look for the "learning from home" tile:

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Arts and Culture SHSM
The Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Major program students will be attending virtual post secondary facility and program tours, as well as virtual workshops and conferences with professionals such as Peter Katz, Juno Nominated Musician and Storyteller, Sarah Wells, Olympian and Amazing Race Runner-Up, Swish Goswami, Start-up Canada's Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Brandon Love, Magician.
Students already enrolled in this program are working diligently to obtain their red seal on their diploma.
For more information on how to become a part of this specialist program, speak with Ms. Johnston or your Guidance Counsellor!
The Virtual Exhibition is worth the navigating to click on each of our students' prints and read their explanations.  Amazing work, Warriors and kudos to art teacher Ms. Johnston for directing this project!