All students are required to study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8, including at least one performance subject and one visual subject.
In Years 7 and 8, students have opportunities to use and apply visual language and artistic conventions in their design and production process. They create 2D and/or 3D artworks through projects which encourage personal response and an understanding of compositional structure. Students are made aware of the need for safe visual arts practices, and present their artworks for display.
Students are introduced to an awareness of cultural, social and historical contexts that are embodied in artworks/art style, which, in turn, allows them to link their own production to a given context.
Students are introduced to a critical analysis framework to analyse artworks and use art terminology when responding.
Teachers address knowledge and skills in Visual Arts through one art form and art style listed below. Other art forms and art styles may be used in addition to teach Visual Arts knowledge and skills.
- 2D (drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, illustration)
- 3D (ceramics, sculpture, installations)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, contemporary Australian and international art.