Art A: Two Dimensional Studies

Year 9
Subject Information

Students may choose one or two semester courses from The Arts learning area.

Subject Description

In this subject students will:

  • gain skills and develop an understanding of two-dimensional art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking and  aspects of IT .

  • keep a process journal, which will be used to document planning and experimentation for practical work, analyse existing art work and reflect on their learning and skills development.

  • analyse, discuss and write about their own work and the work of other artists using appropriate terminology.

  • be encouraged to develop competency in computer technology and expand their understanding of its use as a visual arts medium.

​This subject will include units from the following areas:

  • Drawing: experimentation with techniques, media and styles to incorporate continuous line, tonal rendering, contrast, composition, perspective and texture through themes which will encompass recognition of skill development through observation, interpretation and imagination.

  • Painting: colour theory and colour schemes will be related to studies of painting techniques to enable students to develop understanding of traditional and innovative painting methods.

  • Printmaking: students may study one of the following techniques, relief printing (mono and/or multi colour process); stencil printing–hand cut paper, collage/montage.

  • IT: students may use photoshop to develop or enhance artworks.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Must purchase an A4 Visual Journal(sketch book). Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00).

Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:

Thinking Creatively

Criterion B:

Developing Skills

Criterion D:


Learning Area Map