St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Year 10 Visual Art

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Mrkusic.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

The Year 10 Visual Arts course is designed to stimulate and excite young creative minds. Students will explore a wide variety of media and techniques intended to broaden their skill base. The course content focuses on local, cultural and topical themes. Engagement, learning technical skills and the enjoying the creative process is emphasized - not assessment. Topics may include 3D construction; self portraits; clay modelling and plaster/latex casting; printmaking; figure drawing; paint technique and mixed media collage. Visual Art is an area of study that encourages practical learning as well as academic rigour from Year 9 through to Year 13. Making Art is dependent on sequential learning, physical time and labour. All students are encouraged and supported in developing these skills and clear timelines are signposted at regular intervals.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Course content changes every year and is specifically designed for the cohort coming in. Units of work are designed to cater for student interest, strengths and cultural diversity. Over the course of the year we aim to expose students to a large variety of techniques, processes and procedures. The emphasis is greatly on exploration and experimentation, taking risks and authentic learning.

Learning Areas:

The Creative Arts - Visual Art

Assessment Information

No assessment at Year 10. Feedback and feed forward is a regular part of the course. Clear indications of Curriculum Levels is communicated to parents via school reporting.


Level 1 Visual Art

Artist, Photographer, Printmaker, Sculptor, Performance Art, Filmmaker, Interior Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Costume and Set Designer, Art Restorer, Gallery Curator, Exhibition Manager, Teacher, Art Historian.

There are also a wide range of courses available for those wanting to follow a creative pathway in the future.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Mining Engineer, Holiday Park Manager, Accountant, Auditor, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Finance Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Product Assembler, Paramedic, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.