Kingsgrove North High School

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Visual arts

At Kingsgrove North High School, we encourage our visual arts students to develop their understanding of visual communication, learn to think creatively and analytically and become self-motivated learners.

Students have the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic experiences in making and studying art. The compulsory course in Years 7 and 8 includes traditional art forms such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture as well as contemporary art forms such as digital photography and film-making.  

In the elective courses in Year 9 to Year 12, students may also explore other art forms such as darkroom photography, animation and computer graphics, installation and documented forms and textile and fibre works.

Our school also offers two additional courses in the visual arts:

  • Years 9 and 10 photographic and digital media
  • Year 11 photographic and digital imaging.

These subjects explore both traditional darkroom and digital photography in depth, from a practical and theoretical perspective. Students engage with their school and local community through extra-curricular activities.  

Some of the exciting experiences in recent years have included:

  • presenting at the school showcase
  • establishment of a senior year book
  • producing colour schemes around the school
  • class painting and sculptures.

Students also engage with the art world with excursions to the Art Gallery of NSW, The Museum of Contemporary Art and other Sydney galleries.

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