The Visual Arts Domain is an area where we encourage students to be involved in:

  • Manipulating the arts elements and principles to communicate ideas and develop imaginative solutions to set tasks.
  • Generating and developing ideas that explore themes, techniques and issues.
  • Individually and collaboratively planning, designing, improvising, interpreting and presenting art works that expressively communicate feelings, ideas and purpose.
  • Developing and expressing opinions about their own and others’ art work, while being aware of the elements, principles, skills, techniques, processes, media, materials and technologies available.
  • Evaluating, interpreting and responding to art works created by artists from different social, cultural and historical contexts, offering informed opinions and using appropriate arts language.
  • Identifying ways that contemporary art works, including their own, are influenced by cultural and historical contexts.

Curriculum Structure

Year 7 & 8
Visual Art is a core subject where students undertake a variety of projects both practical and written. They make artworks using painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, design and digital art techniques. The analysis of artwork is introduced in the Junior School Art Program to encourage creative thinking and reflection and prepare students for future studies.

Year 9 & 10
Students have the opportunity to select from one or more of the elective subjects listed below. They complete a semester of their chosen elective exploring in greater detail the creative techniques and conventions associated with that subject.

  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Media

VCE
Students have the opportunity to select from one or more of the Visual Arts subjects offered allowing for a continued development in their creative learning and looking towards the possibility of further studies in later years.

  • Art
  • Media
  • Visual Communication Design

Co-curricular Activities

  • Gallery and exhibition visits
  • Life drawing classes for VCE students
  • Visiting arts practitioners
  • Opportunities for students to participate in external exhibitions and competitions
  • Opportunities for students to get involved in community arts projects