Students explore various artistic and cultural styles of art including their own artistic preferences, as well as responding to set topics. They also explore a variety of media. Students are encouraged to create their own artworks inspired by their own research of existing artworks both historical and contemporary.

    This elective can provide a pathway to further Art studies in VCE Art Making and Exhibiting.

    Unit Topics

    Students develop artworks that demonstrate their own preferred style, themes and the properties of a preferred media. Students document the development of their ideas and expand their use of art terminology. Students learn to reflect and be able to talk about their own artwork and analyse work created by other artists.

    Skill Development

    Students develop skills in artmaking through personal expression. Students will be encouraged to explore a series of different techniques used to create art and refine their skills in a range of media. Students also learn about the history of art and analysing artworks and their meaning.

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • Mural Designs
    • Art analysis and theory
    • Art folio/sketchbook
    • Gridded portrait
    • Water colour, Acrylic Paint, Mixed media studies
    • Appropriation of an existing artwork


    Students will be involved with exhibitions at school and within the community, school murals and workshops during Arts week.

    Career Options

    Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpting, Exhibition Design, Street Art, Illustrator, Teaching, Curating, Artist, Animator.

    Year 10