Why Visual Art is Important
"You can mimic a result but not the creativity"
There are many reasons to study Art. Often the first to come to mind are:
- opportunities for self-exploration and self-expression,
- the chance to broaden horizons,
- build mental focus,
- physical dexterity,
- reduce stress,
- increase personal enjoyment.
However, growing research and statistical evidence also prove that the skills established through the study of Art assist students in achieving success in their other courses and meeting the demands of the modern world of work.
Exploring a Wide Range of Art Forms
‘All art requires courage’ – ANNE TUCKER
At Lilydale Heights College, students are encouraged to explore a wide range of art forms. They justify and explain their choice of ideas and art forms when creating their pieces and create art pieces that have a strong, personal connection. Students are challenged to discover the aesthetics behind their work and how these can be manipulated through combining art elements and principles. This then leads into being able to explore the ideas and meanings in the art pieces in more detail, creating a stronger final art piece, and using a strong technical foundation to achieve them.
Art is offered to all students from Years 7 to 12. Student work from all year levels is showcased each year at the annual Art Exhibition.