In Visual Arts, students explore, enjoy and respond to a wide range of artists and artworks.
Visual Arts is a mandatory course in Stage 4 (Year 7 and 8). Students explore, enjoy and respond to a wide range of artists and artworks. They learn to engage with practice and the frames in art making and critical and historical studies.
All students in Year 7 and 8 will make artworks using a wide range of materials and techniques with various investigations of their world.
Within the following visual arts mandatory units covered in Year 7 and 8, students will make artworks in a range of 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional forms including drawing, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking and digital media.
The use and understanding of information and communication technologies (ICT) is embedded in these units of work where students will use a range of technologies to make and study visual artworks.
The Year 9 and 10 visual arts elective course provides opportunities for broader, deeper and more extensive learning in visual arts beyond the limits of the mandatory course.
In elective courses, students engage with forms and investigations that extend the students' understanding of art practice, the conceptual framework and the frames in making and interpreting art.
The concept of the 'body of work' is investigated and students may produce one or more individual works that are related through subject and/or form. Students continue to develop their understanding and skills using the concepts of practice, the conceptual framework and the frames in 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional forms. Students are required to keep a Visual Arts Diary (VAD) which provides evidence of the decisions and actions made by students in the production of their artworks.
Visual Arts elective can be studied for 100 or 200 hours in Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10).