AIS Secondary Visual Arts delivers a rich and dynamic program to our students from Years 6 to Year 12. Our Visual Arts Department is extremely well resourced, and we are able to provide our students with a wide scope of artistic experiences. The Secondary Visual Art programs course has been designed for students who engage in project based learning, are creative thinkers, problem solvers and promote an awareness and interest in the Visual Arts. Each unit of work is designed around a concept, an area of investigation, encouraging students to develop their critical and creative thinking. Students will study artworks and artists from ancient times to the traditional period, the modern and postmodern periods up to contemporary practice.
This course enables students to represent their ideas and interests about the world, to engage in contemporary forms of communication and to understand and write about their world. Common themes connect the practical and theory work and the students have the flexibility of trying different artmaking approaches that they have never experienced before. Due to the excellent facilities in our Visual Arts Department, students have the opportunity to produce a wide variety of artworks in mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, film, animation, photography, graphic design and sculpture.