Years 7-10 Visual Arts

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Years 7 & 8

All students in Years 7 & 8 undertake Visual Arts for one term as a taster and runs for two periods a week.

The new West Australian Curriculum, as mandated by the Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year 7

In Year 7, students have opportunities to use and apply visual art language and artistic conventions in their design and production process. They create 2D and/or 3D artwork through projects which encourage personal response and an understanding of compositional structure. Students are made aware of the need for safe visual art practices, and present their artwork for display.

Students are introduced to an awareness of cultural, social and historical contexts that are embodied in artwork/art style which, in turn, allows them to link their own production to a given context. They consider how to present artwork to enhance audience interpretation.

Students are introduced to a critical analysis framework to analyse artwork and use visual art terminology when responding.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Visual Arts through one art form and art style below. Other art forms and art styles may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Visual Arts.

Art forms:
2D (drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, illustration)
3D (ceramics, sculpture, installations)

Art styles:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, contemporary Australian and international art.

Year 8

In Year 8, students have opportunities to use and apply visual art language and artistic conventions of more complexity in their design and production process. They create 2D and/or 3D artwork with awareness of producing a personal response to given stimuli, through exposure to a variety of techniques. Students are made aware of the need for safe visual arts practices when using tools and media, as well as how to present their artwork for display.

Students become familiar with how and why artists, craftspeople or designers realise their ideas. They have opportunities to evaluate the contexts of culture, time and place within artwork. Students apply knowledge of techniques used by other artists and consider audience interpretation in the production of their own artwork.

Students are provided with critical analysis frameworks to analyse artwork and use visual art terminology when responding.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Visual Arts through one art form and art style below. Other art forms and art styles may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Visual Arts.

Art forms:
2D (painting, printmaking, drawing, still photo, digital media, graphics, collage)
3D (ceramics, sculpture, installations)

Art styles:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art, contemporary Australian/international artists, craftspeople and photographers.

Year 9

Visual Arts is an elective in Year 9 and runs two periods a week for the whole year.

In Year 9, students use visual art language and artistic conventions of greater complexity during their design and production process. They document their ideas applying understanding of compositional structure to create a unique personal response, while representing either a theme/concept or subject matter. Students experience, adapt and manipulate materials, techniques, art styles/processes when producing 2D and/or 3D artwork which communicate artistic intention. Resolved artwork are displayed and appraised, with consideration to personal expression and audience. Students extend their knowledge and use of safe visual arts practice.

Students experience a growing awareness of how and why artists, craftspeople and/or designers are influenced by other artists, their environment and the contexts of culture, time and place. They continue to apply knowledge of techniques used by other artists in the production of their own work.

Students are required to critically analyse traditional and contemporary artwork using various analysis frameworks, incorporating appropriate visual art language, art terminology and conventions.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Visual Arts through one art form and art style below. Other art forms and art styles may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Visual Arts.

Art forms:
2D (painting, printmaking, drawing, photo and digital media, graphics, collage)
3D (ceramics, sculpture, installations, textiles and jewellery)

Art styles:
Ancient art, Modernism (Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Op Art, Pop Art), Australian art, contemporary craftspeople, designers and photographers, urban art.

Ceramics        

Students can elect this subject to study 2 periods a week for the school year.

This practical unit is designed to introduce students to ceramics from clay to fired products. Emphasis is placed on hand building processes and the use of simple technology such as the ceramic wheel with attention given to the details of ceramic art. Students will gain knowledge in a range of techniques and decorative processes.

Year 10

Visual Arts is an elective in Year 10 and runs three periods a week for the whole year.

In Year 10, students use visual art language and artistic conventions, in both written and practical work. They further develop and refine their ideas and techniques to resolve artwork by documenting the design, production and evaluation processes of their artwork. Students will extend their knowledge of art practices, such as, adaptation, manipulation, deconstruction and reinvention techniques, and use their understanding of a variety of art styles in the making of their 2D, 3D and/or 4D artwork. Students extend their knowledge and practise of safe and sustainable visual arts practice. Resolved artwork is exhibited and appraised, with consideration to their own artistic intentions, personal expression, and audience.

Students develop greater understanding of how contexts of culture, time and place impact on the development of ideas and production of art forms in the artistic process. They continue to explore artistic influences, while being encouraged to express greater individualism in their application of ideas and materials.

Students are provided with opportunities to reflect on traditional and contemporary artwork using a breadth of critical analysis frameworks, incorporating visual art language, art terminology and conventions.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Visual Arts through two art forms and one art style below. Other art forms and art styles may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Visual Arts.

Art forms:
2D (painting, printmaking, drawing, photo and digital media, graphics, textiles, collage)
3D (ceramics, sculpture, installations, textiles, jewellery)
4D (performance art, time-based video, digital animation)

Art styles:
Realism, Modernism (Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism), contemporary Australian art; Postmodernism, international art.