This unit serves as a means for students to learn about and appreciate many facets of visual arts. The basic elements and principles of art and design, which are introduced in the unit, become the guides for seeing and creating art. Lessons include discussions on sculpting, graffiti, colourpalettes, doodling, and computer art. Students have opportunities to apply what they are learning to a number of small hands-on art projects. Through Info-art texts, students discover a variety of art pieces, created with different techniques and materials, by well-known Canadian, Native, andFrancophone artists. Final Task: Each student contributes to a class art gallery by creating one art piece as a form of self-expression and recording one accompanying informative text. This final-task project allows students to experiment with different art processes, materials, and tools to create something uniquebased on the elements and principles of art and design that are presented throughout the unit.