Visual arts

Visual Arts class

What is expected of students who attend the Visual Arts?

The course lasts two years. During these two years students should produce the practical work followed by the investigation workbook. The table that follows represents expected outcomes related to practical work and investigation workbook.

Studio work Investigation
• experimentation and the development of ideas in artwork leading to successful resolution• the selection and use of a variety of artistic and cultural strategies, media and styles

• an ongoing process of review, modification and refinement

• inventive approaches to experimentation and exploration using diverse strategies, ideas, techniques and media

• the ability to select and employ materials appropriately leading to coherent use of materials

• the development of a sense of self in relation to other people, places and times

• cultural and historical sources being used appropriately to inform and construct artwork

• knowledge of how to make informed reflective, critical judgments, and use them when evaluating their own studio work (HLA/SLA) or the ability to pose questions and work towards solving their own problems (HLB/SLB)

• depth and breadth of ideas in relation to exploration of arts in historical and cultural contexts• coherent, focused and individual investigative strategies into visual qualities

• the use of diverse strategies for investigating artworks through theory and practice, examining visual qualities, ideas and contexts

• the ability to use vocabulary and language accurately in relation to discussing art and artmaking

• clearly communicated ideas presented via text and image in an effective and aesthetic manner

• work presented articulately, thoughtfully, coherently and comprehensively

• a range of primary and secondary sources included in the sample pages and fully referenced

• practical use of varied skills, techniques and processes, using experimental and sustained

approaches in order to develop art-making ideas

• the application and use of a variety of skills, techniques and processes when writing, discussing, interpreting and responding to artworks and presenting reasoned opinions

• the practical application of studies of selected topics both in depth and in breadth

• connections between the student’s work and the work of others

• a variety of skills, techniques and processes that demonstrate the relationship between investigation and studio.


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