Year 10 – Visual Arts

Length: Single Semester or Full Year
Contact: Arts Leader

Recommended Background

No prerequisites.

Course Description

This course explores practical and theoretical aspects in Art, preparing students for Visual Art in senior year levels. Tasks contain exercises of a preparatory nature that focus on practical media and skill applications, independent Visual Study research and development of a Folio, which leads to the creation of major artworks. It consists of exploring and experimenting with a wide range of media, which may include: drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, assemblages, sculpture work and/or digital media.

The Year 10 Visual Arts Course is divided into two areas of study: Making and Responding.

Area of Study 1: Making
Students have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media, techniques and processes to make art works that explore their own world as a source of ideas. They learn to prepare a folio to document the practices of other artists while refining and annotating their own ideas and intentions. Finished art works could take the form of a painting or drawing but could also include more diverse products such as video, installation, assemblage, digital imaging, mixed media, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, or textiles.

Area of Study 2: Responding
Students research the impact and contribution of Visual Arts practitioners from Australia and globally. They will respond to visual arts works by considering how they are made, what they are about and how they are understood in different ways.


Year 10 Students are assessed according to The Arts Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting.

Assessment types include evidence of learning in:

• Making: The creation of their own art works and a folio
• Responding to the visual art works of practitioners from Australia and globally.

Leads To

Stage 1 Visual Art