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Visual Arts Dept

The Buller High School Visual Arts Department recognizes the study of Art as an integral part of our lives. Art is a potent and dynamic visual language through which we are able to communicate personal experiences, ideas, cultural values and beliefs. In both the process of making and examining art, students can realize the power to inspire change through imagination, creativity and innovation.

The Junior Curriculum:

Year 9 Visual Arts is compulsory for 3 periods per week for one term. This term of Art will cover a range of drawing and painting ideas and prepare students for year 10.

Year 10 Visual Arts is optional and students will have 3 lessons per week for one semester. Within this course students will go into more depth with drawing and painting and also into sculpture and printmaking.

The Senior Curriculum:

Level 1 Visual Arts consists of internal and external assessments in the form of a workbook and portfolio. Students will cover drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture and printmaking based on a set class theme.
 
Level 2 Painting consists of internal and external assessments in the form of a workbook and 2 panel portfolio. Students will develop their own theme for their paintings by using established painting practice.
 
Level 3 Painting consists of internal and external assessments in the form of a workbook and 3 panel portfolio. Students will develop their own theme for their paintings by using established painting practice.
 
Level 2 Photography consists of internal and external assessments in the form of a workbook and 2 panel portfolio. Students will develop their own theme for their photographs by using established photography practice.
 
Level 3 Photography consists of internal and external assessments in the form of a workbook and 3 panel portfolio. Students will develop their own theme for their photographs by using established photography practice.

 Courses flow chart

List of Department Staff:

Important Department Info 

Senior students will complete a portfolio and for Photography there will be a cost involved for professional printing.