11 Visual Art

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Christoffersen

During this course students will further develop their ability to generate, develop and refine visual ideas within a thematically based and teacher directed programme. Students will have the opportunity to extend their perceptual and creative skills using a variety of stimulating senior art materials, tools, processes and procedures such as printmaking processes, conceptual sculpture and painting as well as mixed media and collage. 

  • A workbook based study utilising a range of drawing processes and procedures in both wet and dry media.
  • Finished works in the disciplines of Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture

Course Overview

Term 1
Observational Drawing and Colour Theory in Painting. Research of established practice in the fields of Drawing and Painting. Establishing style and subject matter.

Term 2
Learning how to build abstract grounds, how to arrange a composition, how to use and integrate pattern, looking at the work of Painter/Drawer Dana Kinter and Printmaker Sophie Lecuyer.

Term 3
Students learn how to build ideas in 3-dimensions and create sculptural work based on the techniques of a range of Sculptors using clay and soft materials. The next works are mixed media, then a choice is given for the medium of the following works: sculpture installation or painting.

Term 4
Finished works in the disciplines of Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture presented in an end of year public exhibition.

Learning Areas:

The Arts

Assessment Policy & Procedures

12 Art Design, 12 Art History, 12 Art Painting, 12 Art Photography, 12 Art Printmaking, 12 Art Sculpture

This course is a pre-requisite for: Year 12 and Year 13 Visual Arts courses: Painting, Design, Printmaking and Sculpture. Students studying this course learn how to generate ideas, think, critique, problem solve and manage deadlines. These are essential skills for any creative career such as Design, Architecture, Illustration, Fine Arts, Fashion and Media related fields.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Model, Photographer, Signmaker

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

The Year 11 Art course cost is $50 this is the Take Home Contribution. Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $50 for the cost of materials. We strongly recommend the purchase of the Year 11 Art Pack as a learning enhancement for $95 (this cost is subject to 2023 price changes).

Description Type Value
Take Home Component Non-Voluntary $50.00
Year 11 Art Pack Voluntary $95.00

Pathway Tags

teacher, painter, artist, graphic designer, set designer, curator, props design, fashion, animation

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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.