Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

The following two projects are from our Fusion 9/10 Art classes:

We had studied visual art terms like value, shadow, depth, perspective, balance, and weight. And we applied these as created our very own retro movie poster, beginning with the prompt: Attack of the Robots! Here are a few samples:

We have been simultaneously developing our watercolor skills and our understanding of anatomy. Drawing the human form is really tough! Especially when it comes to hands! Nearly everyone in the class admitted to strategically drawing people with their hands hidden (in pockets, behind the back, etc). So, we practiced, practiced, and practiced some more! Here’s our handy progress … done in watercolor.

Our ADST Fusion 6-8 has continued their learning with Adobe Express ( which is one of Mr. Carpenter’s favourite web apps. We made Cutout Effect pics of ourselves and silhouette graphics about Halloween and harvest and vehicles. Fusion 9-12 worked on PopOut Effect graphics using layers, background remover in creative ways to create the effect of popping out of a picture. These skills are essential to graphic design and are steppingstones to our more senior work of yearbook and newsletter creation. Great work and it’s fun to see our graphics on the screens at school also.