Visual Arts Curriculum
With 98% of Australians engaged with the arts, Visual Arts is woven into the fabric of society – it is integral to the sense of identity and belonging for many young people. Study in Visual Arts gives them access to find personal fulfilment in the artistic experience and to become creative participants and contributors of the visual culture.
At Berendale School, students study Visual Arts as both artists and audiences. The curriculum adopts a strength based model, which students are encouraged to take pride in and integrate their strengths and interests as a positive part of their enjoyment and learning in Visual Arts.
In Year 7-10, students create artworks in response to inquiry topics. They experiment with a broad range of traditional and contemporary materials and techniques and generate ideas inspired by local and international artists and designers. In VCAL, Year 11 and 12 students create artworks for their school and wider communities. Further to this, students can elect to complete VCE Studio Arts or Visual Communication to find their artistic style and develop skills for pathways into the creative industries.
Community Art Programs
Berendale School takes pride in celebrating student learning and achievements in Visual Arts. Students have opportunities to display their artworks in diverse physical and digital art spaces. Students have entered community art programs and competitions and presented their artworks at Kingston Arts Centre, Brunswick Street Gallery, Royal Melbourne Show and OzKids Art Program.