AVI4M Visual Arts, Grade 12 - Toronto eSchool

AVI4M Visual Arts, Grade 12

Course Title: AVI4M Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
Course Name: Visual Arts
Course Code: AVI4M
Grade: 12
Course Type: University / College Preparation
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: AVI3M Visual Arts, Grade 11
Curriculum Policy Document: The Arts, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2010 (Revised)
Course Developer: Toronto eSchool
Department: The Arts
Department Head: Erin Weir, B.A.(Hon), B.Ed., OCT
Developed Date: 2020
Most Recent Revised Date: 2022

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Course Description :

Visual Arts 12 - AVI4M course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional artworks using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct artworks and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.

Unit Unit Titles and Descriptions Time and Sequence
1 Methods and the Creative Process

In this unit you will review some of the previous terms and techniques that are needed to create works of art. Students will work to create their own unique works using various drawing and painting techniques.

25 hours
2 Creations and Presentations

In this unit students will explore various types of art and how they are put on display. Students will have the opportunity to create their own artistic displays as well as evaluate others.

25 hours
3 Canadian Art History

In this unit students will take an in depth look at Canadian artists and the use of landscape in their works. They will examine the importance culture plays in works of art, as well as cultural appropriation.

25 hours
4 Community and Art

In this final unit students will use the lens of social justice to examine works of art and reflect on how art impacts society. Students will also explore various careers in art.

25 hours
Culminating Activities
This consists of the midterm assignment as well as the final reflection and culminating assignment.
10 hours
Total 110 hours


1. The Creative Process: apply the creative process to create a variety of art works, individually and/or collaboratively;
2. The Elements and Principles of Design: apply the elements and principles of design to create art works for the purpose of self-expression and to communicate ideas, information, and/or messages;
3. Production and Presentation: produce art works, using a variety of media/materials and traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques, and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of ways of presenting their works and the works of others.
1. The Critical Analysis Process: demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis process by examining, interpreting, evaluating, and reflecting on various art works;
2. Art, Society, and Values: demonstrate an understanding of how art works reflect the society in which they were created, and of how they can affect both social and personal values;
3. Connections Beyond the Classroom: describe opportunities and requirements for continued engagement in visual arts.
1. Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of, and use correct terminology when referring to, elements, principles, and other components related to visual arts;
2. Conventions and Techniques: demonstrate an understanding of conventions and techniques used in the creation of visual art works;
3. Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of responsible practices related to visual arts.

All course material is online, no textbook purchase required. Resources and references for course materials will be provided on course webpage. Students are expected to watch and read all lecture videos and reading materials provided, and complete relevant exercises at student's time of continence.

As in a conventional classroom, instructors employ a range of strategies for teaching a course:

  • The use of graphic or visual Organizers
  • Examples of full solutions in various contexts and opportunities to practice
  • Direct instruction and coaching on student work by the teacher

In addition, teachers and students have at their disposal a number of tools that are unique to electronic learning environments:

  • Electronic simulation activities
  • Video presentations
  • Discussion boards and email
  • Assessments with real-time feedback
  • Interactive activities that engage both the student and teacher in the subject
  • Peer review and assessment
  • Internet Instructional Videos

Oral communication is taught and assessed throughout the online course. Students are expected to access and participate actively in course work and discussion forums on a regular and frequent basis. This interaction with other students is a major component of this course and there are minimum requirements for student communication and contribution.

Students must achieve the Ministry of Education learning expectations of a course and complete 110 hours of planned learning activities, both online and offline, in order to earn a course credit. Students must keep a learning log throughout their course which outlines the activities they have completed and their total learning hours. This log must be submitted before the final exam can be written.

The chart below indicates some general examples of online and offline activities.

Online Learning Activities Offline Learning Activities
Watching instructional videos Reading materials for course
Watching additional resources videos Studying instructional material
Completing online timed assignments Practicing skills
Contributing to Forums Completing assignments
Uploading video presentations Completing essays
Communicating with instructor Preparing presentations
Participating in live conferences Reviewing for tests and exams
Practicing through online quizzes Researching topics on internet
Reviewing peer submissions  
Assessing peer presentations  
Completing online timed exam