Course Description

This course provides an introduction to central themes and major period styles in the history of the arts of Canada. Explore outstanding and significant works of art by Paul Kane and Cornelus Krieghoff, Canadian Impressionists Emily Carr and the Group of Seven, The Beaver Hall Hill Group, the Canadian Group of Painters, the Automatistes, the Painters Eleven and the Post War and Contemporary art of Western Canada. Examine a variety of media including drawing, watercolour gouache, oil painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture. When applicable, lectures will include excerpts from video and films. Dependent on feasibility, field trips to local galleries and museums may be arranged.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify major styles of Canadian art
  • understand many of the major influences on the history of art in Canada
  • relate aims and methods of Canadian artists to social and political history
  • discover art and artists that challenge your assumptions about Canadian art.  


Special Discount: For 20 hour Liberal Arts courses only, students 60 years and older at the time of registration qualify for a 10 per cent discount on fees. To receive this discount, you must register in person or by calling 403-220-2866. The discount does not apply to online registration.


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