Through the Visual Arts courses at Loganlea State High School students explore how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences. The Arts contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals, nurturing and challenging active and informed citizens. Studying Visual Arts can lead to careers in Advertising, Animation, Ceramics, Decorating, Design, Drafting, Game Design,
In years, 7, 8, 9 and 10 students have varying elective opportunities in the Visual Arts program.
Year 7 students are able to select 6 months of Visual Arts as part of their compulsory Arts elective. This course explores painting, colour making, building and drawing by investigating the elements of design. These assessments look at the history of gargoyles and Aboriginal Art to inform students about culture and intention of art making from various time periods.
Students studying the year 8 course learn vital skills such as proportion, perspective, texture, value and printmaking to assist with exploring their identity through a self-portrait and the natural world through a folio of nature inspired lino prints.
Year 9 students are able to select 12 months of Visual Arts as part of their compulsory Arts elective. This course contains practical and written pieces and explores culture, surrealism, identity and environmental and social issues while allowing students to experiment with materials including watercolour and acrylic paints, lino, ink and sculpture through found objects. Students will refine illustration, pattern making, painting, reduction printmaking and assemblage skills to ultimately learn that Art is not only defined as a painting on a canvas but can be produced in many ways and for a variety of purposes.
Year 10 students are able to select Visual Arts as a 1-year elective course. In this course, students are assessed in Making and Responding through the exploration of art movements including Pop Art, Wearable Art, Surrealism and Cubism. Students have access to an abundance of materials for the purpose of experimentation to assist in the making of an appropriation painting, a life-size wearable art piece or collection of accessories, a self or celebrity ceramic sculpture and a mixed media or found object design piece. These units allow students to explore the influence of culture and topical social and real-world issues on art and how to make an impact by commenting on these through responses to peer and famous artworks and the making of their own masterpieces.
In the senior phase of schooling, students selecting Visual Arts have an opportunity to follow an academic pathway through our choice of General and Applied subjects and/or a Vocational Pathway through the Certificate II in Visual Arts pathway.
Visual Arts provides students with opportunities to understand and appreciate the role of visual art in past and present traditions and cultures, as well as the contributions of contemporary visual artists and their aesthetic, historical and cultural influences. Students interact with artists, artworks, institutions and communities to enrich their experiences and understandings of their own and others' art practices. Students have opportunities to construct knowledge and communicate personal interpretations by working as both artist and audience. They use their imagination and creativity to innovatively solve problems and experiment with visual language and expression.
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. Assessments including, Mural making, lantern making, photography and found object sculpture.
The Certificate II in Visual Arts (CUA20715) qualification that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to explore the use of colour, use visual components to communicate ideas, and develop critical thinking techniques. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for a career in the creative industries.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of roles as either an arts and media professional, sculptor, painter, or visual arts and crafts professional. Units include drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography.