Visual Arts


The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The term ‘creativity’ plays a critical role in all arts subjects. 
– School Curriculum and Standards Authority

The Visual Arts at Makybe Rise includes the fields of art, craft, sculpture and design. Students create visual representations that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas, both as artists and audience members. Visual Arts engages students in a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem-solving relevant to visual perception and visual language. Students undertake this journey by utilising visual techniques, technologies, practices and processes.

Visual Arts at Makybe Rise aims for students to be able to demonstrate confidence, curiosity, imagination and enjoyment when engaged in visual arts making. Students apply visual arts techniques, materials, processes and technologies to create artworks through the design and inquiry process. We use the elements of art to guide us to paint, create, make, sketch, draw, colour, question, experiment, sculpt, collage, design, inquire and collaborate

Visual Arts at Makybe Rise supports students’ ability to recognise and develop cultural appreciation of visual arts in the past and contemporary contexts through exploring and responding to artists and their artworks. Visual Arts at Makybe Rise aims for students to be able to apply visual language and critical creative thinking skills when creating and responding to artwork. From this, they are able to develop aesthetic, artistic and cultural appreciation of visual arts in past and contemporary contexts, both as artists and art critics.

At Makybe Rise we are able to utilise our well-resourced art room and the attached courtyard for lessons, giving students a broader experience in Visual Arts lesson. The Visual Arts program extends into the wider school community and includes participating in the City of Rockingham annual arts events. For example we have participated in the Act-Belong-Commit Community Banner Competition, Castaways Sculptures by the Sea and winning the inaugural ’Happiness Looks Good on You Mural project.’ Makybe Rise is able to harness external expertise through our Artist-in-Residence programs. This sees artists from various fields visit the school to work with students, create collaborative projects and artworks for the school. Students have the opportunity to have their artwork chosen to be displayed at our annual exhibition, held during Student Success Week. They also have the option to enter work they have completed at home into The Weekend Artist weekly competition, which does not limit students’ experience to the classroom.