Do you enjoy creating things? If so “Hands on Art” is for you. This unit encourages exploration and imagination. Students will experience a variety of techniques and develop skills in creating two and three dimensional art works and gain an understanding of how to use the Elements of Design to create their own art works. They will be introduced to selected art works and will learn how to discuss and appraise them.
ARA11: International Art
Would you like to know more about the art forms produced in different cultures/countries, what they mean and how they are made? In this unit students will find answers to these questions then use their findings to produce art works that reflect the characteristics and features of the different art forms from various cultures. Research of the art forms is completed to assist their understanding of the Visual Arts on a global level.
ARB10: Art Is Me
The aim of this unit is to extend the basic skills experienced in Level A. Students investigate ‘self’ and are involved in designing and creating art works using a range of familiar and new media. Skills in a range of techniques are explored and enhanced as they are introduced to various art works and learn how to discuss and analyse them.
ARB11: Art Insight
Making 3-dimensional and sculptural forms is what this unit is about. Students explore and investigate a selection of materials, learn specific skills and complete a series of art works based on personal interpretation of themes and topics. Sculptural forms from the past and present are also discussed, researched and evaluated.
ARB12: Wear for Art Thou?
Students selecting this course will be exposed to the world of fashion as an art form. This study revolves around building a sound knowledge of the “Haute Couture” scene around the world. Areas covered will include the use of traditional costuming and the contemporary art scene where designers use the human form as the armature for art works. Those undertaking the course will construct their own wearable art work, research and appreciate contemporary designers and delve into the world of cultural costumes, body art and theatrical costuming.
ARC10: Art, Then and Now
This unit is designed to extend students’ skills so they experience new techniques and use different media for communicating their ideas. Skills in both 2 and 3-dimensional projects are covered. Students learn to effectively use the design process to develop their ideas into finished art works. They are also introduced to art through research and learning to discuss and analyse selected art works.
ARC11: Public Art
This unit is designed to explore the reasons and issues behind public art works and displays. The students learn the value of Art in public places and the critical issues of placement, appreciation and openness of displaying art for others to see. Students are introduced to many of the public art works in Victoria and produce collaborative pieces for exhibition around the school grounds.
ARD10: Arts and Ideas
This unit explores personal responses to a series of concepts that emerge from a range of starting points and stimuli. Under the guidance of the teacher, students will experience a variety of media, materials, techniques and solutions relating to Art history, theories and practices. Students develop and enhance their ability to develop art work independently.
ARD11: Sculptural Creations
Sculptural Creations is about making 3-dimensional art works that explore concepts and develops technical skills with a selection of media. This unit encourages students to further enhance their creativity through lateral thinking, problem solving and related research. Students will research the works of artists and will be encouraged to discuss and debate their feelings and ideas about sculpture.
ARD12: Artistic Design
This unit focuses on folio development and drawing skills. There is a strong emphasis on drawing techniques and medium exploration. Skills in drawing from observation and developing imaginative responses to given themes form the basis of the unit. Students view art works then discuss and analyse them.
ARD14: Fibre Art
This unit looks at new generation fibre art/textiles. Students will explore a range of techniques to produce their fabric utilising a variety of textile bespoke methods which will include felting, nuno silk making, hot textiles and alternative dyeing techniques. Students will complete a range of fibre art samples before making a 3-dimensional object (sculpture or wearable art) combing some of the new techniques they have learned. This unit will support folios in IB and Studio Arts in the areas exploration through the media and new techniques.
ARE10 : Perspectives On Art
This is an extension unit which requires self-discipline, commitment and motivation. The emphasis is on in-depth development and investigation of media. Students produce a folio of experimental exercises as well as resolved art pieces. Students also research and analyse art works from contemporary society. The students are not only encouraged, but also expected to develop an ability to work independently and follow their own decisions for the production of their folio of art work.