Through engaging in the visual arts, students learn how to discern, participate in, and celebrate their own and others people's visual worlds.
In a world where art making technologies and multi-disciplinary practices are constantly evolving, at Lynfield College we pride ourselves on offering visual arts courses that are current, relevant and valuable to our students now, and for their future. In the junior school, students learn about and undertake practical work in a range of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, digital media and moving image. In the senior school courses are offered in Design, Painting, Photography and Visual Culture Studies. At all year levels, theoretical investigations inform students’ practical work.
The department offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for our students. These include
- the biennial Arts at the Bay visual arts exhibition which showcases student art works in the local community
- participation in the Pah Homestead Community Day exhibition
- participation in a range of local and national competitions
- involvement in student led art groups such as the Manga Club, Photography Club
- mentoring visiting primary sector students during workshops run by local artists
- showcasing student art works in the school magazine
- involvement in designing for the school production
The following pages give an overview of visual arts courses offered from Year 9 through Year 13.