The Visual Arts course encourages students to express original ideas and feelings creatively through resolved artworks. Students are given a themed project brief each term and work in a progressive and explorative manner to produce a highly resolved unique artwork. Each project has a focus on a different media in order to build strength in a variety of technical skills and processes. Students use the elements and principles of design to develop aesthetic awareness and consider the purpose of meaning through a Christian perspective to make informed evaluations of art.
This is a course for students who are interested in creating, designing, researching, explaining and evaluating ideas for the glory of God. It is for students who choose to take a practical approach to coursework by developing their creative abilities in the creation and production of functional products based on the needs of the designer from a Christian perspective. The course themes investigate the concept of symbolic representation and how it can be used to signify the individual nature and personality God invests in each person He has created. Students are encouraged to consider the construction of meaning based on experiences in the world.
This course requires students to apply organisational skills in the production of a folio which is one of the key components for assessment. Students are encouraged to see the folio as personal resource which should be taken care of as God encourages us to care for others and our materials. Students are assessed on practical skills, creativity, and the information compiled in the folio through a number of key projects throughout the year. They are encouraged and asked to comment on the Christian perspective on the many social issues raised.