The Regular program courses provide an overview of all the traditional Art areas such as Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. Art Theory, and in the later grades Art History and Criticism Studies, ensure our students are well-rounded, well-versed student-artists. Various field trips to such places as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and our own local McLaughlin Gallery and Parkwood Estate are all part of these courses, and enable the student-artist to draw on ideas and inspiration from the world outside the classroom studio.
Students in the Grades 9 and 10 Regular courses also benefit from the mentoring of senior Art students, both informally in our Open Studio program, and in class by Peer Tutors/Studio Assistants through the school wide program provided via O’Neill Guidance Department. A Co-op Education placement at a local elementary school, where a student can assist in the teaching of Art, helps set some on the career path of Arts Education, while a placement (when possible) at the local McLaughlin Gallery can open up possibilities for post-secondary studies and careers n both Fine Art and Museum/Gallery work.