Visual Arts Part 1

Consider this course if you would like to broaden your knowledge of visual arts education and are searching for innovative strategies that connect an integrated classroom approach.

Explore through collaborative studio experiences the engaging world of the creative process to develop a portfolio of ideas, resources, and exemplars. Design sequential lessons that will reflect student developmental stages, current learning environments and curriculum policies; all while gaining pedagogical confidence. Delivery of this course includes guest artists and an on-line component to further activate the visual arts teacher in you!


Teachers holding qualifications in technological education are also eligible to take this Three-Session Qualification course.


Prerequisites for Part 1:

  1. Certificate of Qualification:
    Must be a registered member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Please Note:

Any exceptions and additional requirements are noted below.

  • Part I courses do not lead to a divisional entry on the Ontario College of Teachers' Certificate of Qualification. See Primary, Junior/Intermediate, and Senior Basic Qualifications.


Successful completion is a final grade of C-

Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers.










Full Course Details

Section Title:

Visual Arts Part 1

Enrolment Session:

2024 Summer



Total Hours:



Tue, Wed, Thu




04 Jul 2024 to 25 Jul 2024

Delivery Option:


Schedule & Location:

Course Fee(s):



Section Note(s):

Deadline to register: June 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If the "Add to Cart" button is still available, late registration is possible for this course. 

This session will run for 3 weeks intensively. Your learning will take the form of in-depth online discussions as well as group and individual assignments.

Learners will be expected to engage in approximately 42 hours of learning per week for a total of 125 hours:

  • 35 hours synchronous online learning (video conferencing & activities) - click “View Details” next to ’Schedule & Location’ to view the meeting schedule 
  • 65 hours asynchronous online learning
  • 25 hours assignments and independent study


  • Once registered, please visit the Learner Portal to submit your course application and any related documents by the registration deadline (we recommend doing so from a computer for the best user experience)
  • Requests for withdrawal received by the registration deadline will receive a refund. Requests made after this date will require further review. You can find our withdrawal, refund and transfer policy under Resources » OISE CPL Registration Policies

Required Supplies

• Device for taking pictures and using digital apps (ex. phone, tablet and/or DSLR Camera)
• Google Gmail Account

• Sketchbook or Sketchpaper for making an art journal
• Watercolour pencils or watercolour paint set
• Thin paint brush (suitable for watercolour)
• Graphite pencils
• Eraser
• Small pack of colour fine line markers (eg.Staedtler, Pilot)
• Thin black felt marker for sketching
• Markers (ex. Crayola) or Graphic markers
• Glue Stick
• Wood glue or white glue
• 1 sheet of white Cardstock (bristol board paper)
• Small Exacto Knife
• Scissors
• Ruler

Learners will also be asked to source available household supplies for activities (Ex. Magazines, Egg Cartons, Fabric, Styrofoam etc)

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