Course description Stage 4 - Years 7 and 8
The aim of Stage 4 (mandatory) Visual Arts is to familiarise students with a range of 2D and 3D art making media and skills and develop their ability to formulate ideas using specific design processes which emulate the practice of artists. Students are introduced to a variety of artists and examine the factors that affect the meaning and significance of their work and begin to appreciate that art is subject to different interpretations. Students will be introduced to the Visual Arts Key Content (practice, conceptual framework and frames) and use these tools in historical and critical investigations.
Stage 4 Visual Arts learning opportunities can include:
- The genre of Portraiture
- Approaches to Abstract Art
- Ancient Greek art and ceramics