Year 9 – Visual Art

Length: Single Semester or Full Year
Contact: Arts Leader

Course Description

Year 9 Visual Art involves direct engagement with two dimensional (Drawing, Painting & Printmaking) and three dimensional (Sculpture & Ceramics) art and design practices.

Students will continue to explore and investigate materials and techniques for making artworks and presenting ideas. They will also further develop an understanding of visual arts as a field of knowledge informed by historical and cultural perspectives.

Visual Arts teaches students to critically analyse, evaluate and understand their own art works and the work of others, from personal and collective viewpoints. They will identify possible meanings, consider and hypothesise on artists’ motivations and intentions, influencing factors and possible biases.


Year 9 Students are assessed according to The Arts Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting.

Assessment types include:
• Making Art
• Responding to Art.

Leads To

Year 10 Visual Art