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Curriculum 2022

Art A


Subject Name Art A
Year Level 9
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Staff Contact  Vashti Paech


This course is based on the Australian Curriculum strands of Making and Responding.  

'Making' focuses on practical skills and learning to apply these skills to various types of 2D and 3D art-making. This is achieved through a series of teacher-directed units with links to artists, art movements and cultures. Students learn to explore ideas, techniques and processes while creating artworks (practical). These are supported by developmental work (Folio).  

'Responding' focuses on developing students’ ability to communicate about art. This is achieved through a variety of written forms which may include aspects of:

  • Planning and communicating their art-making in both written and visual forms (Folio)       
  • Identification and analysis of how other artists use visual elements to communicate ideas     
  • Explaining techniques and processes to communicate meaning in their artworks
  • Reflection on and evaluation of artworks
  • Development of knowledge and skills in relation to art vocabulary


Tasks may include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting (acrylic and watercolour)
  • Printmaking
  • 3D Construction (various materials)
  • Digital Art Technologies 
  • Homework Projects

The assessment tasks may consist of the following three components:       

  • Development work (Folio)
  • Practical (Final Artwork)
  • Analysis, reflection and/or evaluation of art practice (Theory) 

Additional Information

It is an expectation that all students are equipped with basic drawing materials (pencil, eraser, ruler) and have an A4 artbook.  This subject, at times, has opportunities to work on large scale group projects and attend excursions. These activities are aligned with class units and require active participation.