Visual Arts

Visual Arts



In art, the students learn as an artist and as a viewer of art. They learn through making and responding.  Areas of visual art include Painting, Drawing, Printing, Textiles, Ceramics, Collage and Construction.


In Term 1 the students explored painting and drawing using acrylics, watercolour, watercolour crayons and pencils. They experimented with hot and cold colours and colour mixing.


In Term 2 drawing has continued with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, wax crayon, dry pastel, felt tipped pens and fine liner. The students have explored line, shadow, colour and monochromatic work.


In Term 3 the focus has been threads and textiles. A range of natural and man-made fabric samples were sorted. Junior classes created pictures using threads and material, then explored fringing, stitching and weaving. Senior classes explored drawn thread using hessian and woven fabrics. Projects included stitching a small pillow or cushion and a pouch with button closure.


In Term 4 the students prepared work to enter in the Heathcote Show. A collage, this year titled “Our Community”, and drawings were submitted for the School Art section. To complete the term’s work, senior students had some fun sharpening their ‘life drawing’ skills in one session. Junior Unit classes made a diorama titled Mini Beasts. The term finished with exploration of clay.