Visual Art Year 9

If students take compulsory Arts (Music), they may choose to take Visual Arts as an option.
Students cannot do both compulsory Arts (Art) and option Visual Art.
Year 9 students may do an Arts course which is a half-year course that lays the ground-work for further arts study in the school.

Content and Skills

The Art Department is a stimulating inclusive learning environment where our students enjoy innovative personalised learning.
The Year 9 course is practical, hands on, and provides opportunities for students to be creative, take risks, and problem solve.
Through studying and making art works, students respond to and make sense of themselves and their community, their society, and the world in a new and different ways.
“Art enables us to find ourselves, and lose ourselves at the same time”. Thomas Merton
He waka eke noa, A canoe which we are all in with no exception.

Students will be evaluated on the practical work they produce in drawing, painting, design and printmaking.