Year 8 Visual Arts consists of exploring skills in specialised studio areas; Drawing, Sculptural Ceramics and Painting. This is designed to expose the students to specific skills in Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional art forms, as they produce and create a ceramic sculpture of the hand and a landscape painting. The Drawing component sharpens observational and technical skills to understand the form of the hand. In Ceramics they look at techniques of sculptural construction and use their drawings to inform their project, focusing on conveying ideas and emotions through the representation of the hand. In second term we examine techniques applied by professional painters of the Australian Heidelberg School in the boys’ landscape painting inspired by the environment of Lake Claremont. Students completing this course will have a strong foundation in key studio areas as they move into the Senior School Visual Arts programme.
The Approaches To Learning (ATL) skills below will be explicitly taught and will be assessed on a four-point rating scale:
- Give and receive meaningful feedback
- Interpret and use effectively modes of non-verbal communication
- Negotiate ideas and knowledge with peers and teachers
- Use and interpret a range of discipline-specific terms and symbols