Lurnea High School

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Visual Arts/Music

Visual Arts & Music

At Lurnea high School we value the creative potential of our students. Our staff are committed to fostering learning that allows for individual self-expression as well as developing collaborative processes.  We organise an annual Creative Arts Festival where we showcase the breadth of student talent and allow for the whole school and community to engage with the arts.

We offer the following subjects:

  • Years 7 and 8: Visual Arts & Music
  • Years 9 and 10 elective: Visual Arts, Photography & Digital Media, Music
  • Years 11 and 12: Visual Arts, Photography Video & Digital Imaging, Music 1

Visual Arts

Visual Arts allows students to develop skills and express their ideas and imaginings through a range of art forms. Throughout their education students will build upon artmaking techniques and learn new skills and forms to create original and creative artworks.

Students complete in depth studies on a range of artists and create artworks in the following art forms:

  • Painting (Acrylic, gouache and oils)
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Mixed Media
  • Drawing (Chalk, ink, pencil)
  • Digital photography
  • Wet Photography
  • Digital editing using Adobe Photoshop
  • Stop Motion Animation (Adobe Premiere Elements)
  • Video Editing
  • Collage
  • Textile based works
  • and create digital portfolios

Visual Arts allows students to engage in the art world by:

  • Going on excursions to art galleries and art events
  • Listening to artist talks
  • Organising school exhibitions and participating in community exhibitions
  • Entering art prizes and competitions
  • Creating murals and artworks to beautify the school environment


Music allows for the expression of emotion and imagination through individual and group based practical activities. The subject encourages students to learn how to play an instrument and/or develop singing skills, learn about a broad range of musical styles and techniques and build expertise in digital composition and sound editing.

Students are involved in the following areas of study:

  • Specialised learning in an instrument of their choice
  • Recording performances and making demo tapes
  • Participating in school performances, community and regional performances and camps
  • Developing digital mixing skills using programs such as Audacity
  • Weekly guitar tutoring
  • Learning to write and compose their own music
  • Excursions to concerts and musical events