Visual Arts

The Visual Arts at Sacred Heart College constitute a wide range of fields, including painting, photography, design and electronic media and film. Students become increasingly literate in the Visual Arts as they learn from example, practise ways of working, and explore and reflect on the conceptual, perceptual and practical processes of two-dimensional, three-dimensional and time-based art.

Students learn in, through and about the various forms and processes of the Visual Arts. Through practical work and a study of others’ art, they learn to make objects and images, to source and develop ideas, and to communicate and interpret meaning. They come to understand visual artworks as social and historical texts as they investigate the contexts in which the visual arts are made, used and valued.

Education in the Visual Arts at Sacred Heart College includes the art forms of all cultures, past and present. It is the role of the Art Department to give meaningful Art education for the purpose of further education or personal growth, depending upon the needs of the student.

Art is compulsory from Years 7 to 9 and elective from Years 10 to 13.

Year-level Overview

Year 7
Drawing skills – still life, tone, etc.
Painting skills – colour wheel
Sculpture – waharoa
Research project – own artist
Design – own personal symbol

Year 8
Drawing skills – still life, tone and line, perspective, form, etc.
Painting skills – still life
Design – letter work, medieval
Research Project – own portrait artist, drawing faces
Design- stained-glass window

Year 9
Drawing skills – still life
Painting skills – still life
Design – positive/negative animal letter
Mosaic project

Year 10
Sculpture project on Catholic character
Design project
Painting project

Art is a subject which is very relevant to contemporary career opportunities and our students have found themselves working in the areas of television and film, advertising, architecture, computing, and Internet-related businesses, as well as the traditional Fine Arts paths.

Art Department Staff

Mr Marc Petersen Head of Department
Year 10 Art
Years 12 and 13, Photography
Miss Erin McWilliams Years 7, 8 and 11, Art
Years 12 and 13, Painting
Mrs Larissa Embleton Years 7 to 10, Art
Years 12 and 13, Design
Mr Aki Okumura Years 7 to 11, Art
Years 12 and 13, Photography