In Year 7, all students study one hundred hours of Visual Arts, focusing on artmaking, critical studies, and interpreting art. This comprehensive curriculum experience fulfills the mandatory requirements for Year 7, and further Creative Arts engagement after Year 7 is elective.
Audition students benefit from an additional five Visual Arts periods fortnightly (additional 100 hours), to facilitate the enhancement of their individual art practice. This dedicated time also provides invaluable arts mentorship, portfolio development and connections for audition students.
Year 7 Visual Arts students explore a variety of materials, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and digital media. They study a wide array of art genres to strengthen their knowledge of styles and techniques, while also learning about the Art Elements and Design Principles. To document their artistic journey, students use a Visual Arts Diary provided by the school.
Participation in Art Edge, Intensive Studio programs, and numerous art competitions, workshops, excursions, extracurricular experiences, and exhibitions is extended to all aspiring Year 7 students.