Year 7 and 8 Arts
Students will gain a general overview of Music, basic reading of music and the use of musical instruments, tools and ICT processes. Basic performance and instrumental skills with an overview of Music within society will form part of this subject.
In this subject, students will develop basic skills of improvisation, vocal expression, mime and movement. The concept of characterization will be developed through the study of body language. Script devising and writing, as well as performance to a community group, will form part of this learning area.
Students will be introduced to the fundamental skills and processes of art making and be encouraged to express individuality in their projects. Appreciation of works of visual art, artists and various cultures will be explored.
YEAR 9 VISUAL ARTS
The aim of this subject is to continue the concept of art and the processes and applications involved. Students will be taught various artistic qualities and be exposed to a range of art genres, as well as the techniques involved in various art processes. Students will also be introduced to analysis techniques and given the opportunity to view artworks in exhibitions. The focus will be on the Design Process that links with Year 10 Visual Art.
Assessment: Creating and Making, Listening, Viewing and Responding, Exploring and Responding. In Year 9 Visual Arts can be taken either as a semester subject or for a full year.