The visual arts curriculum places a strong focus on essential studio skills such as drawing, colour, design, sculpture, photography and digital media. It explores a range of artistic traditions, practices and historical contexts from around the world.
Large, well-equipped studios provide an ideal environment for students. For the true enthusiast co-curricular activities include the Art and Architecture Club, the Photography Club, and the College Times yearbook.
Classes are enhanced by visits by guest artists and field trips to galleries, photography studios, museums, and the annual Toronto International Art Fair.
IB1 Art students travel to New York City each year as part of their art research for their own studio projects. Student collaborations with outside art institutions have included a recent sculpture project with the Royal Ontario Museum’s Institute for Contemporary Culture and participation in the International Big Draw Event sponsored by the U.K.’s Campaign for Drawing.
In addition to being dedicated teachers, art faculty members are actively engaged as artists, curators and designers. They help students prepare for entry into their chosen university programs which have included all fields of art, design, architecture, and art history.
In addition to admission into highly competitive Canadian programs, Old Boys have gone on to attend top art schools such as Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Cornell University’s Architecture program.