“The Arts are fundamental resources through which the world is viewed, meaning is created and the mind is developed,” Elliot W. Eisner, Professor of Education and Art, Stanford University, 1997.
Visual Art is a powerful and pervasive means of communication which students use to make images and objects, developing aesthetic meaning and understanding from informed perspectives. In a world of increasing communication technologies, knowledge and understanding of how meanings are constructed and ‘read’ is fundamental. Visual Art uses an inquiry learning model, enabling multimodal thinking and individual responses through researching, developing, resolving and reflecting.
In MAKING artworks, students define and solve visual problems by using visual language and expression, experimenting and applying media to communicate thoughts, feelings, ideas, experiences and observations.
In APPRAISING artworks, students investigate artistic expression and critically analyse artworks within diverse contexts.