Visual Arts

Learning Area: The Arts


Students work a range of project topics using a variety of media and materials. They include a major lettering exercise, the colour wheel, landscape and still-life. Students also work on painting exercises that focus on technical accuracy and colour mixing clarity. A substantial, individual painting follows these exercises. Students also work on mosaic, suitable for use on a front doorway, letterbox or wall. They also complete a recycling task.

Areas of Study

  • Lettering and Drawing
  • Colour mixing 
  • The techniques of painting 
  • Working in 3D 
  • Use of ICT in the Visual Arts 


Curriculum Strands

  • Explore and express ideas 
  • Visual Art practices
  • Present and perform
  • Respond and interpret




  • Elements of Art
  • One Point Perspective
  • Colour Wheel Composition