There are two different units of Visual Art offered in Year 9, ‘Art’ and ‘Fine Art’. They have a slightly different focus and students will produce very different artworks in each course.
YEAR 9 ART
Art is a fun course which provides students with an opportunity to use their imagination while experimenting with a range of new and traditional materials. Students will learn new techniques and refine creative problem-solving skills through the design and creation of a variety of two and three-dimensional artworks.
Artistic ability is fostered and developed throughout the course. Thus, students should not feel that they have to be confident in an area (i.e., being a good drawer) before they can select Art as an option.
Year 9 Art leads to Specialised Art or General Art in Year 10.
YEAR 9 FINE ART
The course is modelled on the Year 10 Specialised Art programme. Students receive more creative freedom in Fine Art, and the course is designed for students who wish to enhance their creative skills in specific areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to focus on painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, video, textiles, animation, photography, printmaking, glass, or any combination of these.
Guest speakers, artists and Art teachers work as a team to coach and mentor students through the practical and theoretical aspects of the course. Students don’t need to be overly proficient in any one area when they enter the course, as they will develop skills along the way.
Year 9 Fine Art leads to Specialised Art or General Art in Year 10.
Refer to the Art Pathways guide for more information
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