Studio Arts

Wednesday 8th September 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Arts, 

There's no new instructions to add from Monday, except to say that I am happy to receive drafts of your evaluation and reflections during the holidays. Point that you need to include in this document are defined in the assessment criteria which is linked below. (I handed hard copies of these out at the beginning of the unit). 

It's a bit of a "tradition" that class 12s don't get a holiday this time of year due to the need to complete work, however, I hope you find some time to relax and rejuvenate before the final leg of your secondary school experience. 

~ Renee

Unit 4 SAT criteria

Monday 6th September 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Art, 

I hope you are all progressing well with your artworks, please send me a progress photo or two this week. As you are all aware, your final pieces, folio, and evaluation are due the first week back of term 4. Below is a copy of the SAT overview that you were given at the start of Unit 4 as a reminder of what you need to do. 

The following is a summary of what you should have done and/or need to do by the end of Studio Art: 

* Complete 2 Art works and other SAT 2 requirements - due Term 4, week 1 

* Explore the Looking Glass online exhibition material - should have already been done

* Make a comment in the Looking Glass discussion page - by the end of this week. This is an S or N requirement to show you've attended the virtual excursion

* Outcome 3 course work, i.e., work related to Art Industries - some of this has already been done and there will be more presented in week 1 & 2 of term 4

* SAC work - will be completed week 2/3 of term 4. Details of how it will be conducted are dependant upon Covid restrictions. 

Please get in contact with me if you have any questions. 

~ Renee

Wednesday 1st September 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Art, 

Thank you to everyone who has been sending me in progress photos/discussion of their work. Please keep sending these in, I'd like to hear from everyone once a week, if possible. 

I am hoping that everyone has had a chance to look at the virtue tour of the exhibition Looking Glass. If not, please do so as soon as possible, the link is here.

I've created a google doc that we can have a discussion about some of the pieces and link what is in it back to what we've covered so far in regards to the conservation of art, click here. Please write at least one comment under any of the categories and put your initials at the end of what you type. If you cannot get access, please let me know. 

In other news, I have a yellow tulip that's about to bloom! Photo will follow soon :) I hope you all get a chance to get outside and enjoy the Spring sunshine! 

~ Renee

Monday 30th August 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Arts, 

Spring is just a couple of days away, yippee!! One of my tulips has bloomed and I'm eagerly waiting to see the colours of the others. I bought a mixed pack of bulbs so I have no idea what they are going to be, which is kind of exciting! 

In regards to you work, please continue the fantastic progress I've been seeing in your artworks. Don't forget to take photos and send me some progress shots and/or ask for assistance. As you know, we need to hear from VCAA regarding details about when/if/how you can come in to work on your SAT at school. 

On Wednesday I'll be posting some work related to the Art Industry Theory outcome. 

~ Renee

Wednesday 25th August 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Art, 

This morning when I went outside to drink my coffee I was greeted by this beautiful kookaburra (to the right). There were a wonderful few moments where it an I just looked at each other. I hope that while you are working from home you all get to have quite moments engaging with nature like this. 

In regards to your Studio Art work, please continue to progress with your art and send me in a photo or two of your progress. Also, please try to look at the links I posted last week - there is a lot there so if you glanced at it last week go back this week and review the material a bit more. 

There is a resource pick up this Friday 27th of August, and I have had a delivery from Zart Art. Please let me know if you need anything and I'll do my best to make sure its available to you. 

~ Renee 


Monday 23rd August 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Art, 

Same as last week: please continue to work on your artwork and send me in a picture or two of your progress. I was supper impressed with what I saw of some people's development last week and I look forward to seeing how people are going this week. 

Outside of Studio Art requirements, if you haven't already seen it, I highly recommend you check out the Marsh Family Totally Fixed Where We Are.

~ Renée

Wednesday 18th August 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Art, 

Today is the day we were supposed to go on our Excursion to TarraWarra and I'm sure you are all disappointed this is not happening. The lovely education coordinator, Shannon Lyons, has sent through a virtual tour plus some learning resources for an exhibition they had last year. We will try to reschedule our excursion for next term but of course can't guarantee anything so do our best to meet the outcome however we can. 

The virtual tour is here: Looking Glass Virtual Tour

And here is a video resource: Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce

Please have a look at these and we'll have some sort of online discussion about the exhibition next week.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who has sent in photos of their work (I know some of you have resource issues; we'll work through these, just let me know so as we can find suitable solutions). 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions:

~ Renée

Monday 16th August 2021

Dear Class 12 Studio Art, 

Please continue to work on your artwork the best you can. As mentioned last week, I want everyone to email me at least two photos of their folios so as I can see your process and give some individualised guidance to each of you. Thank you to those who have already done so, you'll hear from me shortly.

On Wednesday I'll send through some info about the Art Industry outcome.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions:

~ Renée

Wednesday 11th August 2021

Dear Class 11 Studio Art, 

I hope you’re doing well.

In light of the lockdown being extended for another week, I’m requesting that everyone take a couple of photos of the work they have done at home and emails. The reason behind this request is so I can check in with how everyone is going and offer appropriate individualised support, plus it is a VCAA authentication requirement that I see ongoing progress of your artwork. Please send me the photos by Friday 3pm:

~ Renee

Monday 9th August 2021


Dear Class 12 Studio Art,


The timing of lockdown number 6 creates quite a challenge for us. Ultimately, I would like all of you to be working on your individual artworks while you are working from home, however, I understand this is not possible for everyone. In order to cater to everyone’s situations I’ve come up with the following plan:


Theory work:


Practical work:

  • If you have the resources to begin your artwork at home, please do so. 

  • If you do not have the resources to begin your artwork at home please you’ll need to get in touch with me so we can organise for you to pick up things from school on Monday. I have a fair idea of who is in this category but if you reach out to me then I’m less likely to overlook anyone who needs assistance. 


Stay safe, we can work through these challenging times.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. 


Kind regards 

~ Renée