Arts et TIC

Amely Picard

When school becomes creative.


When students choose which secondary school they want to go to, they have to pick from a variety of schools, but also programs. Teenagers will want to choose a program that fits their personality.  A particularly creative program is given at La Camaradière High School: Arts et TIC.


What is Arts et TIC? 


Arts et TIC is a program in which students get to explore various faces of different art as well as technology. In this program, divided into four periods of art and four periods of informatics per cycle, students get to express themselves through different mediums and develop their creative minds. They get to do multiple different projects, in teams or alone as well as some personal projects throughout the years. If you like arts and/ or technology or want to develop your creativity, this is the program for you. 


“The primary goal of the concentration is to provide arts enthusiasts with the opportunity to achieve more complex, sustained and significant realizations. This program targets enthusiasts, not people with good grades. We will help these students by giving them a sense of belonging to the world of arts,” said Marie-France Théberge, a passionate arts teacher of the concentration.

During your arts classes, you will explore fine arts techniques and languages while developing your knowledge through the use of new mediums in new dimensions. You will also delve into the creative approach of visual arts, by creating and also by visiting various museums and expositions as well as making trips related to the course. Teachers will also work very hard to give the artists a sense of belonging to the world of the arts, while also strategically developing their arts and directing artistic autonomy. 


The arts’ approach to projects is different from most schools. Instead of doing completely new projects every year, students do similar projects every year, but the difficulty and techniques evolve as students pass to the next levels. The diverse techniques explored through the years are moulding, casting, papier-mâché, drawing, painting, oils pastels, logo creation and design, both in 2D and 3D. These techniques are all explored in depth by the students.


In secondary 4 and 5, students have to choose whether they want arts or TIC full time. The art side is called “Explo Arts” and is offered to all students, concentration or not. For more information on Explo Arts, you can read this article:




“We get to express ourselves with technology. The people are very nice and the projects are very diverse and they are un ordinary, they are different than what you find elsewhere. We feel like we belong here. We get to explore our creativity with no limits,” students of the concentration said when asked about their thoughts.


As most people know, technology is becoming an integral part of our society. TIC is not just opening a computer or playing a game on your phone, it’s a world full of possibilities. The concentration explores the universe of technology in more detail. Students learn life-lasting knowledge on this huge part of our modern lives. 


In the first secondary year, students start with the basics. After all, no prior knowledge of technology is needed in this program. They learn how to use SketchUp, a 3D conception software, and make modelization. They also make robots with Lego Robot kits. They program the robots and have plenty of different challenges to achieve with them. Finally, they make autoportraits with vector lines.


In secondary 2, students make posters with Photoshop, they code a website and continue learning 3D modelization.


In secondary 3, students explore an important side of technology: cinema. Students make short videos with images they also filmed. They also do electronic spreadsheets and 3D projects. At the ¾ of the year, students start their personal projects. They can do what they want as long as it is in link with TIC. People do projects like 3D modelization with the 3D printer, robot and machine programming, games and websites coding, video montage and image and video editing.


In the fourth year, if students continue in TIC, they get to continue or start other personal projects. It is the same for secondary five.


The students in the concentration are happy to be there and all have chosen this concentration for various reasons. “This concentration allows me to get out of my comfort zone and try plenty of new things,” said Alice Perry-Labrecque, a student in Arts et TIC.