Banting prides itself on delivering powerful programs in Visual
Arts, Dramatic Arts, and Music.
The Visual Arts program at Banting provides students
with a solid foundation rooted in skill development and creative thinking. Students are provided with opportunities to
develop their own sense of creativity using a variety of media, and are challenged
to make connections between their own work and the world around them. Banting’s Visual Arts students have a
long-standing history of winning awards for their work in the community and in the
province, in addition to having their work exhibited in venues such as The
Gibson Centre in Alliston and the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie.
Teachers: Mrs Evans (Department Chair), Ms Jackson, Mrs Jonkman, Mrs Bell
Arts course offerings and descriptions.
Dramatic Arts is a subject which encourages
students to explore and to expand their creative and expressive potential. A
first-time dramatic arts student does not have to be a great actor or actress
--she/he just has to be willing to work hard and try new ideas. The students
will also be developing their ability to speak and perform in front of an
audience. Banting has a very lively Dramtic Arts program that has produced
many professional scale productions.
Teachers: Mrs. Olsen-Pimentel
Drama course offerings and descriptions.
The Music program provides students with
musical experiences that will teach the students to know and appreciate music
in as many forms as possible; thus they will bring added joy and enrichment to
the quality of their lives and ultimately to their environment. Students will
have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of musical experiences by
taking part in Concert Bands, Guitar Bands, and Choirs.
Teachers: Mr. Heeley
Music course offerings and descriptions.
- OSSTF's Student Achievement Awards- November 15 (speak to your Arts teacher)
- The 4th Annual Exhibition of Graduating Student Artwork at the Gibson Centre (January 14, 2017-February 11, 2017; Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.- all are welcome!)
- Portfolio- an annual exhibition at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, celebrating the creative talents of graduating art students from around Simcoe County (Spring 2017: specific dates TBA)
- BMHS Fine Arts Night: Thursday, May 18, 2017 (6:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m.)