To Create Critical Connoisseurs and Proficient Creators of Art
We provide a cohesive department that instills in our students the value of art as an important aspect of society and as a lifelong endeavour. Students will gain the skills and attitudes required to carve out their place in the multifaceted world of art.
Within the world of art, each student, in keeping with his or her individual skills and style, will complete the program with the ability and passion to create and appreciate art throughout his or her lifetime.
Our Students are Artists
We believe that our students should find a voice and the opportunity to express their creativity through the visual arts. Our students are unique individuals in the context of a studio environment, who can celebrate their own diversity as well as the diversity of others.
Our Students are Learners
We believe that learning within the arts empowers students to discover their passion and to express it. Working in a cutting edge environment will allow students to continuously expand upon and enhance their knowledge of art. Through guidance and encouragement, relationships created will allow our students to reach their true potential in their chosen medium for expression.
Art Education Contributes to the Culture of Ernest Manning
Educating students in the visual arts is essential to create a well-balanced and cultured community within the school. As a department, we value not only our dedication to our students, but our accountability to our school as a whole. Our students' passion within the arts should be an awe-inspiring facet to the everyday lives of all within the building. The philosophies of the visual arts drive our responsibility to our students and our overall contribution to our school culture.
An interview with a student talking about her experiences in the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program at Ernest Manning