Visual Arts Program
The Armadale SHS Visual Art Specialist Program offers students a unique opportunity to study and explore their passion and love of the visual arts. This program allows lower school students to meet with their art teacher four times a week, giving them an in-depth experience. In this course students will develop advanced Visual Arts knowledge and skills that will prepare them for senior school, employment, TAFE and/or University entry.
Visual Arts Specialist Program Details
The program runs from Year 7 to Year 10. Throughout this course, students will learn a range of art skills and techniques, and have the opportunity to demonstrate these in unique and imaginative ways; such as painting skateboard decks, creating Papier Mache models, designing their own characters and comic books and learn the new ways of digital art. For students to be engaged and inspired, they will experience guest speakers from Perth based artists of different streams including cartoon and animation to tattoo artists and university students studying in the creative industry. Excursions to museums, art galleries and the zoo are also offered to enrich the learning experience and take inspiration from everything that is visual. During this course, students will gain accreditations towards a nationally recognised Vocational qualification in Art that they can continue in their upper school years.
Students will study the same amount of English, Mathematics, Science and Society & Environment classes as regular students but will also study four sessions of Art per week all year as a way to develop fundamental to high quality skills which will increase the opportunities for students to pursue a career in the creative field.
Success of the Program
2019 – Won the Local Artist Award for Outside the Frame
Painted mural at Byford Country Club
Painted community piano located on Jull Street
Participated in Armadale Arts Bush Trail
For further information regarding the Specialist Visual Arts Program please contact Cheryl Rose on 9497 6400