Visual arts is a mandatory course in Stage 4 in which students study art making, critical and historical studies through a use of the conceptual framework and a variety of frames.
The elective course allows students to further develop their critical understanding of the artist and different points of view of the visual arts. They also expand on their art making practice, using a variety of materials and techniques.
Students will develop knowledge and skills in visual arts when:
- exploring artmaking conventions while creating, developing and analysing artworks
- making artworks informed through their understanding of the conceptual framework
- creating meaning and perspectives through their use of the frames within their works
- learning about a range of sources, topics and ideas through visual art works
- applying techniques, artistic concepts and procedures to make and refine meaning in artworks.
Critical and historical studies of art
When critically and historically exploring the visual arts students will:
- develop, interpret and apply an understanding of art contemporary and historical art practice
- interpret and make connections between the conceptual framework and the frames in historical works
- critique, understand and justify meanings and perspectives through a variety of artworks.