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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

Telephone02 9604 3333

Emailwestfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Course: Visual Arts        Faculty: CAPA        Course Fees: $40.00

Impact on Stage 6: N/A

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – ELECTIVE SUBJECT

Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts is about developing yourself as an artist, moulding your creative ideas in a particular way, studying the methods of various artists and documenting your experiments and learning experiences.

Essentially, anything that you can experience and respond to serves as the basis for creating art works in a wide range of media that may include digital imaging, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, mixed media

You can also learn to discuss and understand your work, the work of other students, and the work of artists, from a variety of art movements and cultures.

A Visual Arts Process Diary (VAPD) is maintained as a record of the development of responses to art studying.

 

MAIN FOCUS AREAS

Students will develop skills through the creation of art works in a wide range of media that may include digital imaging, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, mixed media.

 

OUTCOMES

  • Creates artworks that show a level of refinement through the informed use of artmaking methods
  • Makes selective use of external influences and personal inspiration in artmaking
  • Makes informed choices in the use of their world, personal feelings, culture and the artmaking of others to develop meaning in their artworks
  • Demonstrates some understanding of the different ways artworks can be interpreted and that critical and historical opinion can influence and inform these interpretations.