Art 11-12

Note: We have one term of art left in this semester. Choose Four Projects from the criteria below, to complete this course and remember if you need some supplies please do not, hesitate to contact Mr. Mueller for a package.


Art 11-12


Hello everyone! We are living in a very interesting time of history, our routines, hobbies, interests, and friend ship dynamics have changed for the time being, we are in a temporary “pause” in our lives. From an educational approach this is going to be a whole new slant on teaching and learning that we are about to experience.

If we stop to think about how this is going to apply to art I think we will all find that this is an awesome opportunity to think out of the box and to be creative. We will have time to focus with limited distractions. What better opportunity do we have to be creative and make art?

Some of us have supplies in which to use at home and some of us do not, but don’t let that stop you, all you really need is a pencil or pen. Maybe you have, a pocket Knife, and a block of firewood that you can carve with, perhaps you have your little brother or sisters finger paints, or scraps of fabric or glue. Maybe even your dad or mom will allow you to use some of their tools? There are many artistic mediums that you can use or find that are inexpensive. Take a walk into the forest and find those unique items that you can build a project with.  Some of the world’s greatest art has been made from whatever can be found around you. How creative can you be? Take a risk, be inspired and look at all the amazing things that can be created because of this experience.

Below I will provide web sites and imagery ideas for projects that will give you some ideas in which to help you create a project. You can reference these, or you can create and build your own projects using ideas that you have formulated.  Please if you have any questions do not hesitate in contacting me for assistance. Thank you guys I hope this resource helps you be your creative self. I miss coming to work every day and seeing your enthusiasm. This time will pass, but in the meantime lets be as creative as possible and have fun with this opportunity to make art!

I am super excited about the potential of these projects. When they are all completed I would like to create a virtual web site that we can display all of our at home creations on. We could make it fun with some selfie critiques, talking about what we learned, we could interact, and bounce ideas off of each other while we are in this creative process.

I have provided below some ideas for projects that you can explore, remember these are just Ideas if you have other art interests, you would like to pursue flow the creative process of inquiry-based learning below. This is an awesome opportunity to use this concept of learning.

Choose 3 projects from below or from the curriculums or send me a proposal of a project you would like to pursue. You will notice on the website, that all the Art curriculums from grades 8-12 will also be available to utilize.

If you need, certain supplies I can build a package for you. Send me an email and I will do my best to help there. Certain supplies may not be available, but that will come up in our email contact.


What is Inquiry Based learning?


Take this time to develop the concept of “Inquiry based learning” Use the creative process of: Ask, Investigate, Create, Discuss, and Reflect, to gain a fullness of your creative experience.

Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is an approach to teaching and learning in which the classroom environment is characterized by the student being the active participant while the teacher’s role is decentralized.


Our present situation with Covid-19 and social isolation practice is the perfect setting in which to build this learning skill set. Inquire, compose, and create, use me a for a reference, or guide. Stay in contact, ask questions, and bounce ideas off me. Ask advice, and talk layout strategy, together through art, lets turn this time away from the school setting into a positive time to create some amazing art work!

I look forward to interacting with all of you in the coming months, Let’s do this have fun and see what we can create. Feel free to contact me via email at or through my Art blog


Art 12 Advanced


(This course is for those individuals whom have progressed through the 8-10 art curriculums.)



Congratulations, and welcome to Art 11/12 (Advanced). You have now completed all of the art courses offered here at NVSS from grades 8-10. By enrolling and completing these prerequisite courses, you have established a solid base and understanding of basic drawing, painting, and sculpture fundamentals. You are now ready to move to the next level of development in your artistic journey. Successful artists work very hard at their craft, by inquiring, searching, comprising, and building their artwork. They formulate their ideas from the world around them. They observe, think, and analyze the past, present and future, they use other artists work as incentive and inspiration. The world is an amazing place; some of it is good some of it is bad. Art is a fantastic way of capturing the world around us, communicating ideas, to all whom view it. In this course, you will develop strategies to help you acquire, build, and present your ideas. You will make the jump to a new level of creativity. You will begin to build your ideas by “thinking out of the box” using the process that follows.



The student will be responsible for acquiring and presenting a proposal, building their project, and self-assessing their work. They will implement their ideas, and apply them to the basics of composition, elements, and the principles of art. The students will build and expand upon, the skills and mediums that they have acquired throughout grades 8-10, through and independent process of creativity.


What art the students responsible for

In this course, the student will build on and develop their own ideas, while exploring a variety of mediums, and implementing into their work the Elements and Principles into artwork. Using Inquiry based learning the students will use the following process to comprise and build their projects.


Creative Process

An inquiry is any process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem. A theory of inquiry is an account of the various types of inquiry and a treatment of the ways that each type of inquiry achieves its aim.

  1. Inquiry – The student will inquire through research and inspiration, their ideas. The student will search out, formulate ideas and apply those ideas to a proposal.

  2. Proposal – an act of putting forward or stating something for consideration ie. A specific proposal of a project, that includes: details, of mediums, techniques, use of the elements, principles, basic layout, and composition. The student will discuss with the teacher their ideas and plan for their project.

  3. Plan – is typically any diagram or sketch with a list of steps used to achieve an objective. Through brainstorming webbings, and rough sketches, the student will build a plan for their project. (This should be done in their sketchbooks) once the plan is complete, they will move on and complete their project.

  4. Project – an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned, and designed to achieve a particular aim. The student will acquire supplies based on their plan and implement it using selected strategies and mediums. Once the project is completed, they will analyze or self-assess their project.

  5. Critique – Critique means to review or examine something critically, it is a self-examination of ones work. Upon completion of the project the student, well self-assess their project through a series of questions. These questions will help the student analyze their journey throughout the project.


What Should a Project Consist Of?

Each term the student will be responsible for the following projects. Subject matter, technique and medium are at student’s discretion; however, they should cover a variety of mediums and techniques to gain full marks. I.e. the student should have a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture mediums presented for example ink, or water color pencil. Projects should demonstrate a diversity and knowledge of a variety of skills, mediums and ideas. All project content, and medium is up to the discretion of the student; however, theme content must be school appropriate.

All Projects should include the following:

  1. Proposal – contact Mr. Mueller with your project intentions, it should include such details as of the project, mediums, or any specific supply’s that need to be acquired.

  2. Plan - Sketched out ideas from acquired information or ideas (in sketchbook). It should include ideas (webbings), thumbnail sketches, pre drawings, and supply lists. Sketches should include size, color, and appropriate details for the project.

  3. Project- Thoroughly completed project referencing both the proposal and detailed plan.

  4. Critique – follow up critique thoughtfully completed and attached to your project upon completion.


For project, ideas and brief description can be found in 300 Lessons in Art (By Robert Henkes) see Mr. Mueller for details.


Course Requirements – Students must have completed Art 8 and Art 9/10

The student will be responsible for completing 10 projects for this course, 5 projects per term.

This course consists of one semester including both term 1 and term 2. I have provided below a pacing chart to help you manage your time for your projects.

Pacing Should Be as Follows


Term 1 -Start

Project 1 – Drawing                                         Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Project 2 – Drawing                                         Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Interim Report                                                 

Project 3 – Painting                                         Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Midterm Report                                                

Project 4 – Drawing                                         Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Project 5 – Drawing                                         Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Term End

Term 1 Total Marks /180                       


Term 2 - Start

Project 6 – Drawing                                         Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Interim reports

Project 7 – Sculpture                                      Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Project 8 – Drawing                                         Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36


Project 9 – Print Making                                Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Project 10 – Drawing                                      Plan /9                  Project/18           Critique /9          Total Mark /36

Term End


Term 2 Total Marks /180                                                             Total Course Mark /360