Art & Technology in Years 7 to 10

Updated July 2015

Year 7

Art
The Art Programme in Year 7 focused on students’ ability to experiment with, select and use appropriate skills, techniques, processes, media, materials, equipment and technologies across a range of arts forms and styles. They are also worked on skills such as refining ideas and the concept of generating thoughts for future artworks.

This Semester, students investigated and analysed topics such charcoal drawing, pop art, printmaking and pastel drawing. They explored various techniques using a range of materials and investigated the design process prior to beginning an art composition. Besides that, greater emphasis was put into developing ideas that explored particular concepts, techniques and issues when making art works. As part of this, they combined and manipulated arts elements, principles and/or conventions to represent and communicate ideas and developed imaginative solutions to set tasks.

Technology
The Year 7 Ceramics Programme focuses on identifying and analysing how other artists use visual conventions and viewpoints to communicate ideas and apply this knowledge in their art making. Students explain how an artwork is displayed to enhance its meaning. They evaluate how they and others are influenced by artworks from different cultures, times and places. Students plan their art making in response to exploration of techniques and processes used in their own and others’ artworks. They demonstrate use of visual conventions, techniques and processes to communicate meaning in their artworks.

In this Semester students have focused on; the use of modelling tools, joining methods, coil, pinch pot, and slab hand-building techniques. Students have created a box design and a modern style vase, which required researching and utilising a variety of hand building skills used by other artists. Students have researched and completed an observation assignment comparing similarities and differences of ceramic work by other artists.

The Year 7 Woodwork programme focuses on exposing students to the design process and encourages them to conceptualise design solutions that evolve into manifestations of innovation and creativity. The programme strongly advocates pupils learning through their hands and minds through activities such as research, designing and prototyping.

This Semester, students worked on a pencil holder project. In doing so, the students engaged themselves in design activities such as sketching 3D shapes and technical drawings. Besides that, students were also introduced to topics such as Operational Health & Safety Risk Management and developed good understanding on the safe use of machines and tools for woodworking.

Year 8

Art
The Year 8 Art programme focused on visual arts in relation to history and culture. Students investigated and analysed the artworks of artists and understood how the artists see the world. They are then encouraged to express their views in their own unique way. In their exploration and understanding of artworks by different artists, students also learned to incorporate use of art mediums and elements to create their paintings.

This Semester, students explored artworks and they produced drawings and paintings using a variety of mediums to create different visual effects, utilising the art elements to enrich their art. Besides that, students also responded to different paintings by popular artistes. They developed an understanding of the many purposes for creating works of visual art and have used their artwork to describe people’s experiences.

Technology
The Year 8 Ceramics Programme focuses on identifying and analysing how other artists use visual conventions and viewpoints to communicate ideas and apply this knowledge in their art making. Students explain how an artwork is displayed to enhance its meaning. They evaluate how they and others are influenced by artworks from different cultures, times and places. Students plan their art making in response to exploration of techniques and processes used in their own and others’ artworks. They demonstrate use of visual conventions, techniques and processes to communicate meaning in their artworks.

In this Semester students have focused on; the use of modelling tools, joining methods, coil, pinch pot, and slab hand-building techniques. Students have created a box design and a modern style vase, which required researching and utilising a variety of hand building skills used by other artists. Students have researched and completed an observation assignment comparing similarities and differences of ceramic work by other artists.

The Year 8 Woodwork programme focuses on exposing students to the design process and encourages them to conceptualise design solutions that evolve into manifestations of innovation and creativity. The programme strongly advocates pupils learning through their hands and minds through activities such as research, designing and prototyping.

This Semester, students worked on a pencil holder project. In doing so, the students engaged themselves in design activities such as sketching 3D shapes and technical drawings. Besides that, students are also introduced to topics such as Operational Health & Safety Risk Management and developed good understanding on the safe use of machines and tools for woodworking.

Year 9/10 Elective Arts

Art
The Year 9/10 Art Programme focuses on equipping students with skills and competency to explore and question their own immediate experience and their understanding of the wider world. Learning through and about the Arts enables students to build on their own experiences and dispositions. They make their own artworks drawing on their developing knowledge, understanding and skills. Students’ understanding of sustainability is progressively developed. They explore how the Arts are used to communicate about sustainability and also learn about sustainability of practices in the Arts.

This Semester, students engaged with artworks made by others. They analysed and investigated artworks by artists and created their own responses and interpretations of such work through paintings. Besides that, students are also introduced to design communications and created perspective drawings of their environment. Through this, they are able to work with abstract concepts and consider increasingly complex ideas thus motivating them to explore nature of contestability of ideas, debating alternative answers and interpretations.

Technology
The Year 9/10 Woodwork programme focuses on exposing students to the design process and encourages them to conceptualise design solutions that evolve into manifestations of innovation and creativity. The programme strongly advocates pupils learning through their hands and minds through activities such as research, designing and prototyping.

This Semester, students worked on a pencil holder project. In doing so, the students engaged themselves in design activities such as sketching 3D shapes and technical drawings. Besides that, students are also introduced to topics such as Operational Health & Safety Risk Management and developed good understanding on the safe use of machines and tools for woodworking.

Students' Art Work on Display at the Council

Dear Students and Parents of Al Siraat College

I am very proud to announce that our work is now being exhibited at the Whittlesea Youth Centre (Whittlesea Council). The exhibition went up on the 17th of February and will be on display till the end of June 2015.

Works displayed are: African cultural design lino cut prints by Years 9 to 11, pastel works by Ambreen and Samiya Moussa in Year 11 and a huge fabric batik work which was done during lunchtime art classes last year by Samiya Moussa, Umu Sheeqey, Farhiya Mohamed and Amnah Arain.

I thank all my students for their ongoing commitment and dedication and look forward to many more exhibitions to come.

Stamatia Spiliotis

Art/Specialist teacher

Senior Students' Art Work

Our Senior students keep producing beautiful and very detailed art works in their classes with Ms Stamatia and Mr Suffian. Wether it is drawing, sculpting or pottery, the works are outstanding, mashaAllah.

Wood Technology for our Senior students

Our newly opened Wood Tech facility is now open to both male and female students in the Senior years.

  • Suffian Amin Head of Art and Technology Technology/Electives Phone 03 9407 7000 Email Suffian Suffian Amin