Visual Arts includes the fields of art, craft and design. Learning in and through these fields, students create visual representations that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas as artist and audience. They develop perceptual and conceptual understanding, critical reasoning and practical skills through exploring and expanding their understanding of their world, and other worlds. They learn about the role of the artist, craftsperson and designer, their contribution to society, and the significance of the creative industries. Similarly with the other art forms, the visual arts has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich the lives of students, encouraging them to reach their creative and intellectual potential by igniting informed, imaginative and innovative thinking.
Through Visual Arts, students make and respond using visual arts knowledge, understanding and skills to represent meaning associated with personal and global views, and intrinsic and extrinsic worlds. Visual Arts engages students in a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem-solving relevant to visual perception and visual language. Students undertake this journey by utilising visual techniques, technologies, practices and processes. Learning in the Visual Arts, students become increasingly confident and proficient in achieving their personal visual aesthetic, and appreciate and value that of others.
NB: In Grade 7 all students will study Visual Arts for half of the year. In Grades 8-10, Visual Arts becomes an Optional subject.
VISUAL ART (Grade 8)
Students explore their creative thinking and problem solving by making artworks that express their own experiences, opinions and ideas. This course is designed to help boys develop a life-long enjoyment of art and learn about other cultures through art. Students make artworks that increasingly develop their technical skills using Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Photography and Printmaking.
ART- DESIGN IN GRAPHIC ART (Grade 9 & 10)
Design in Graphic Art is supportive of all student skill levels from basic to advanced. Students work from design briefs in order to solve practical problems in a creative way, create a Visual Journal that shows their development, improves Literacy and can then be used to show their skill levels for College. They gain a better understanding of how products are created, marketed and packaged. Students use computers to create artworks like Magazine pages & Book covers, DVD / CD covers, Advertisements etc.
ART- VISUAL ART (Grades 9 & 10)
In Art, boys are given the opportunity to explore their creative thinking and problem solving by making artworks that express their own experiences, opinions and ideas. Students make artworks using Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Photography and Printmaking and increasingly develop their technical skills.