Visual Arts at Our Lady of Sion College

includes the studies of Art, Studio Art, Visual Communication and Media.


In the various subjects, students create visual artworks that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas. They develop perceptual and conceptual understanding, critical reasoning and practical skills through exploring and expanding their understanding of their world, and other worlds. They learn about the role of the artist, craftsperson and designer and their contribution to society, and the significance of the creative industries including the roles of critics, curators and commentators.


Students learn about the relationships between the viewer and artworks and how artworks can be displayed to enhance meaning for the viewer. Visual Arts engages students in a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem-solving relevant to visual perception and visual language, utilising visual techniques, technologies, practices and processes. Learning in the Visual Arts leads students to become increasingly confident and proficient in achieving their personal visual aesthetic, appreciating and valuing that of others.


The Visual Arts curriculum aims to develop students’:

  • conceptual and perceptual ideas and expressions through design and inquiry processes. - visual arts techniques, materials, processes and technologies

  • critical and creative thinking, using visual arts languages, theories and practices to apply aesthetic judgment

  • respect for and acknowledgement of the diverse roles, innovations, traditions, histories and cultures of artists, craftspeople, designers, curators, critics and commentators

  • respect for visual arts as social and cultural practices, including industry practices

  • confidence, curiosity, imagination and enjoyment and a personal aesthetic through engagement with visual arts making, viewing, discussing, analysing, interpreting and evaluating.

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Visual Communication