9 Art

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Christoffersen

This extension course provides opportunity for students to further their understanding within the visual arts. Printmaking and Sculptural processes are explored based on the study of Artists’ methods and ideas. Independent research is a component of this course and is supported by the use of a visual diary and ICT.

Students will undertake two major assignments during this two-term course. In their first assignment they will learn about monotype printmaking and woodblock intaglio processes to create a beautiful series of prints utilising Design layout skills and layering, incorporating Native Flora and Fauna. Their second assignment will see students learn about sculpture processes, specifically through the material of clay, to explore and communicate stories about their pets (past and/or present) in a 3-dimensional and playful way.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will explore a range of art-making processes and techniques including design,printmaking, sculpture and drawing.
  • Students will generate and develop ideas in response to a variety of motivations, artist modelsand art movements.
  • Students will describe and evaluate how art works and processes are used to communicatemeaning.
  • Students will investigate the relationship between art and its social context.


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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.

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