Over the last two years the focus of my year 10 art program has been to develop student’s appreciation of their own individual style of representation. The study of the European Surrealists and the Australian Modernists introduces students to a large number of artists that have developed their own styles of representation despite having common philosophical and conceptual ties.
I have adopted the following titles to break the course into three significant sections:
Modernism in Oils and Contemporary Painting
Australian Contemporary Portraiture
Through these activities, students explore and apply creative and critical thinking both through their art work and through their documentation of their own studio practices.