Stage 6 visual arts students use frames, conceptual frameworks and practice to learn about art, its development and history. Students develop their knowledge and skills in a broad range of art making techniques and use a process diary as they develop a body of work. The HSC involves both a written exam and submitted artwork.
Visual arts teaching and learning resources may be useful for programming in Stage 6.
Students will develop knowledge and skills in artmaking when:
- using judgement when making artistic decisions for varying contexts, audience purposes, and situations
- making artworks exploring the content of practice, the conceptual framework, and the frames
- using research to guide artistic practice
- experimenting with various processes, techniques and skills adapted from various artistic styles
- considering, interpreting and influencing meaning when constructing layers of their body of work and expressive forms.
Art criticism and art history
Students will learn about art criticism and art history when:
- assessing and describing particular artists, artworks, audience responses and representations of the world through art
- investigating points of view expressed through art by artists in various styles and interpretations of the world
- using judgment to justify and argue qualities and meaning of an artwork or an event as represented through art history
- studying representations of history in artworks as portrayed by an artist’s ideas, issues, events, circumstances, beliefs and technologies
- reading, viewing and criticising critical and historical interpretations and evaluations of artworks, exhibitions, personal and written accounts.