Year 9 - Visual Art (2D)

Visual Art (2D) is a core subject in year 9. All students will experience this subject for 3 periods per week for one semester. The course is divided, according to AUSVELS, into two learning learning areas: Creating and Making and Exploring and Responding.

Creating and Making
Students draw on their knowledge and understanding of Design Elements  and Design Principles found in two dimensional Art to create their own artworks.  Students create designs based on different sources of inspiration, through design development, and examining and analysing recognised artworks by established artists. Students have the opportunity to use different medium, materials and methods to make artwork such as drawing, painting and printmaking. Students generate design options from different sources of inspiration and use a variety of methods to create their design ideas, including ICT. Possible themes covered include: POP ART, Still Life, Human Figure, Portraits

Exploring and Responding
Students research, examine and respond to the artwork of recognised artists and Art styles to develop understanding of how design elements, cultural, environmental and historical influences affect artists in their art making.

Students create, analyse, investigate and respond to artworks

A4 Visual Arts Diary
Art shirt (optional but recommended)
Derwent Coloured Pencils
HB, 2B and 4B Grey lead pencils
Black Fine liner
Pencil Sharpener

POP Art is so much fun”
“Artists such as Warhol and Lichtenstein were awesome!”
“I loved painting on canvas”
“The work on Printmaking was challenging but really rewarding with the end result”
IMAGE: POP ART – ICE CREAM, Year 9 acrylic paint on canvas matchsticks.




Possible pathway could lead into -

Yr 10 Visual Art

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Performing Arts

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Photography / Media

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