Member for Lismore Thomas George today visited Trinity Catholic College to meet Visual Arts students ahead of submitting their major works for next week’s 2015 HSC deadline.

Mr George praised the work completed by students during the year and he wished all students all the best for their HSC Visual Arts subject.

“It’s wonderful to meet young people using the opportunity to explore Visual Arts and produce work that expresses their individuality and creativity,” Mr George said.

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said that this year 12 per cent of HSC students are studying Visual Arts, making it the most popular subject with a practical component and 12th most popular overall.

“Studying HSC Visual Arts also allows students to study art history and learn to analyse and interpret the work of other artists,” Mr Piccoli said.

Following months of creative effort, more than 9,500 HSC Visual Arts students from nearly 600 schools across the State are due to submit their major works next Monday 24 August.

Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards President Tom Alegounarias said that students could choose from a range of media, techniques and materials for their Body Of Work, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and multimedia.

“Throughout the Visual Arts course students document their progress, in their Visual Arts Process Diary. By developing their art making from a concept to finished work, students learn new skills and the ability to critique their own work as they do so,” Mr Alegounarias said.

“The Body of Work accounts for 50 per cent of students’ Visual Arts exam mark. The other 50 per cent comes from the written exam on 4 November.”

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