Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School

A community and selective school emphasising student engagement

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Creative and performing arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Each artform has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 and 8. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Year 7

Our Year 7 students are studying portraiture, both traditional and contemporary art . They are looking at artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Brett Whiteley and completing a large portrait painting. In the second semester students will be studying perspective and completing a 2D coloured ink drawing  and 3D diorama of their bedrooms.

Year 8

Year 8 students completed a unit of work on abstract art. They also have completed  historical studies on artists such as Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. In the second semester students have undertaken a unit of work on African masks.

Year 9

Year 9 have undertaken an extensive drawing program. In the second semester they will continue to improve their drawing skills with a focus on coloured pencil techniques and an appropriation of famous art images using Mambo style techniques.

Year 10

Year 10 have completed a unit of work on digital photography and manipulation techniques using the Adobe Photoshop program available on their laptops.

Year 11 and 12

In Term 1, Year 11 art students successfully completed a sculptural work in the style of Australian artist Ricky Swallow. Year 12 photography students are undertaking a unit of work on digital photography. Year 12 art students have completed their bodies of work for 2010. These are their major practical assessment for their High School Certificate and are the culmination of a year's worth of work. We wish them the best of luck.