TARGET LEARNING STUDIO
Richard’s experience in Visual Arts education includes teaching subjects; Years 7 to 10 Art, STEM and Coding and VCE Art, VCE Studio Arts, VCE Media, VCE Visual Communication Design, VCE VET Interactive Digital Media. He has been fortunate to have had students score perfect 50s in VCE Media, VCE VCD and VCE VET IDM. His students have also been represented in VCAA Top Arts, VCAA Top Designs and State Premier’s Award presentations.
Richard’s school leadership experience includes; Learning Leader of Visual Arts at St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, Intercultural Perspectives Coordinator, Loyola College, Watsonia, Leader of Visual and Performing Arts, Catholic Ladies’ College, Eltham and Head of Visual and Performing Arts, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Warragul.
Richard’s work for VCAA includes; Assessor for VCE Visual Communication Design for many years, Visitation Reviewer for VCE Studio Arts, co-author VCE Visual Communication Design Advice for Teachers, Revisions author VCE Visual Communication Design Technical Drawing Specifications and Member Expert Panel Group (2021, 22) for the revised (commencing 2024) Study Design for VCE Visual Communication.
Richard served as Vice President of Visual Communication Victoria, (association for teachers of Visual Communication Design) and has presented several times at their Annual Conference. He is also a co-developer of the VCV VCD Trial Examination.
He also works as a contract author and has written and illustrated commercially available VCE VCD Trial Exam scripts for several years.
Richard is continually engaged in developing better ways for students to learn. He is a strong believer in explicit Learning Intentions and negotiating Success Criteria with his students every step of the way. His current project, Targetlearning.com.au allows him to deconstruct Visual Arts education and find the most effective ways to increase student engagement and performance. He loves conversations with students and their teachers about learning. He has presented at countless teacher PL and VCE VCD Exam Revision seminars for VCV and schools with helveticamediuma.com and now Target Learning. He loves to hear from teachers about how their classes are using his resources. He enjoys codeveloping new ones and would love to hear from you if you have any fresh ideas.