Art is a subject that provides the student an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, problem solving strategies and increases visual awareness and sensitivity to design.
A Visual Arts course is useful for careers in fields such as Graphic Design, Multi-Media Design, Advertising/Marketing, Illustration, Architecture, Drafting, Interior Design, Set Design, Fashion Design, Engineering Design, Landscape Design, Occupational Therapy, Gallery Curator, Exhibition Designer, Art Conservator, Arts Administration and a Fine Arts practitioner.
Visual Arts aims to encourage students to:
- select an appropriate medium for individual expression of ideas and develop the skills and techniques necessary to express those ideas
- understand the important role that art and design play in the formation and preservation of culture
- develop an ability to interpret, analyse and compare different kinds of images and objects.
Studio Arts – Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
This semester unit encourages students to design and create original artworks devised from a range of stimuli.
The elements and principles of design are considered in the production of two and three dimensional works using a wide range of media selected for painting, drawing and printmaking topics.
The development of drawing skills is a focus in each unit, with a variety of techniques and materials explored.
Students research and discuss a range of historical and contemporary art styles, presenting informed responses in written and visual formats.
• A folio of artwork
• A record showing the development of ideas and evaluation of completed artwork
• Written and visual responses to selected artwork