12 Art Sculpture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Lupton

Recommended Prior Learning

Prefer Year 11 Visual Art and/or Year 11 Photography.


Sculpture is an exciting and diverse visual arts course, highly reflective of current contemporary art practice. We place a high emphasis on contemporary and experimental modes of engaging with three-dimensional form and communicating ideas in a three-dimensional way. 

Sculpture students will work with diverse and unique materials. Sculptural ideas can often be expressed through relevant sub-disciplines such as ceramic and clay art, performance art, sound art, video/time-based art, social-practice art, and installation art. In using a visual diary and referring to an extensive and exciting range of contemporary sculptors, students will research, explore, generate and clarify their ideas. Students will learn how to select and use a wide range of sculpture materials in ways that best explore thematic questions and communicate ideas.

Adaptive, innovative and creative problem solving are key attributes that students who take this course tend to adopt quickly. These skills are highly relevant to a diverse range of tertiary and career pathways that are project and/or research based.


Course Overview

Term 1
What is Sculpture? Introduction to Sculptural Techniques through a series of workshops:
-Soft Sculpture
-Video Art
-Video and installation
Achievement Standard 2.3 Started - Developing Ideas in Sculpture

Term 2
Starting work on your folio board: Board 1

Creating drawings, maquette and 4-5 sculptures for board 1 of your folio board.

Term 3
Starting work on board 2 of your folio board

Creating more developed and refined sculptural works for board 2 of your folio.

Focusing on the layout of your folio board, printing out work and sticking onto your folio board.
Your folio board is due at the beginning of Term 4.

Term 4
All course work complete.

Learning Areas:

The Arts

Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Art Sculpture

Year 13 Sculpture and Scholarship. This course can be complemented by other Visual Art, Photography and Art History courses.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Patternmaker, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Tailor/Dressmaker, Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Urban/Regional Planner, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Gardener, Photographer, Secondary School Teacher

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$80 Take Home Contribution. Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $80 for the cost of materials.

Stationery for the course is a seperate cost. Costs are subject to changes based on 2022 price changes.

Description Type Value
Take Home Component Non-Voluntary $80.00
Sculpture Stationery (Materials and Equipment) Voluntary $50.00

Pathway Tags

Artist, Designer, Architect, Sculptor, Potter

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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.