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Visual Arts in Practice

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (Applied subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

 

What is Visual Arts in Practice?

Visual Arts in Practice focuses on students engaging in art-making processes and making virtual or physical visual artworks. Visual artworks are created for a purpose and in response to individual, group or community needs.

Students explore and apply the materials, technologies and techniques used in art-making. They use information about design elements and principles to influence their own aesthetic and guide how they view others' works. They also investigate information about artists, art movements and theories, and use the lens of a context to examine influences on art-making.

Students reflect on both their own and others' art-making processes. They integrate skills to create     artworks and evaluate aesthetic choices. Students decide on the best way to convey meaning through communications and artworks. They learn and apply safe visual art practices.


What makes a student suited to Visual Arts in Practice?

Students who achieve success in Visual Art in Practice are those who enjoy: 

  • making images and objects
  • seeking creative solutions to design problems, thinking using higher order learning skills
  • designing and manufacturing images and objects needed for living.
  • making, and display of artworks 


What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

  • Year 9 - Nil
  • Year 10 - Recommended completion of Year 9 Art

 

What is the cost of this subject?

  • $50 per year

 

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Year 11 - compulsory BYOD
  • A4 Exercise book

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit Overviews
Assessment
Year 10Semester 1

Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
Experimental 2D media: painting techniques, drawing techniques and a variety of media materials.
Artists research and response


Summative assessment 1: 25%
• Painting

Summative assessment 2: 25%
• Multi-Media
• Formative written response


  Semester 2

Through inquiry learning, the following are explored:
Experimental: 3D, Printmaking
Formative folio (digital presentation)
Artists research and response

Summative assessment 3: 25%
• 3D Artwork

Summative assessment 4: 25%
• Print
• Formative folio (digital presentation)
• Written Response


Year 11Unit 1

3D artworks Clay/Sculpture: Students will explore 3D processes and techniques processes, creating a 3D artwork based on specific symbols and patterns that relate to nature or culture. This is supported by an annotated visual diary to explain design choices, ideas and experiments.
Multi Media: Students will develop skills using multi 2D media, to explore of the concept of identity & belonging in the creation of a folio of drawings. They demonstrate techniques of collaging, combining, layering & further developing these drawings to develop a cumulative artwork for public display

Printmaking - Pop Art: Students will continue to develop skills using printmaking 2D media.                                                    

Painting: Exploration of a variety of painting styles and techniques to produce a finished artwork. Students will develop skills to produce a two-dimensional artwork for exhibition in the resource centre of the school.

Formative internal assessment 1:  Product - 3D Artworks Clay/Sculpture

Formative internal assessment 2:  Project - Mixed Media

Formative internal assessment 3: Product - Printmaking


Formative internal assessment 4: Project - Painting 

Unit 2
3D artworks Clay/Sculpture: Students will explore 3D processes and techniques processes. Students are to create a 3D artwork based on specific symbols and patterns that relate to nature or culture. This is supported by an annotated visual diary that explains their design choices, ideas and experiments.
Multi Media: This unit focuses on developing skills using multi 2D media. The unit focuses on the exploration of the concept of identity & belonging in the creation of a folio of drawings. Students will then demonstrate techniques of   collaging, combining, layering and further developing these drawings to develop a cumulative artwork for display in the resource centre.

Formative internal assessment 3:
Product - 3D Artworks Clay/Sculpture
Formative internal assessment 4: 
Project - Mixed Media
Year 12Unit 3
3D clay/sculpture: Students are to produce functional ceramic wares.

Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): Project - Printmaking

Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): Product - 3D Clay/Sculpture

Unit 4
Multi Media: 2D - Appropriation & exploration of 2D media. Students will use a variety of media to create a poster/artwork that shows appropriation, & explore mark making techniques, paint application, collage & mixed media processes to produce their artworks.
Painting/drawing: Students research works of contemporary street artists, including anamorphic artists, working in groups to produce a community arts artwork to be installed in sections around the school for the school community
to view. 

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):Product - Multi Media

 

Summative internal assessment 4 (IA4):Project​

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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022