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Visual arts education website.

Stop here for hints for learning Art, Media and Visual Communication Design. Find practical, theory tasks and lesson programs for upper secondary to VCE. While you're here, take a look at my latest art works.

VCD exam revision
I am taking orders now for 2020 VCD exam revision seminars. Get in now for September and October. Limited spaces available.

This year's sessions will be delivered to each participating school on Zoom.

Student feedback said the most important skills they learnt were:

  • Rendering methods
  • Time management in the exam
  • Drawing ellipses
  • How to break down a question into smaller bits.
VCD Exam revision 2.0
I have prepared a 'teachers only' exam revision session to bring educators up to speed for their remote learning.

"As a new VCD teacher and constant user of his wonderful website, I approached Ric about organising a VCD Exam Revision Seminar. Ric was able to accommodate this and he promptly ran a one-on-one online seminar with me. His understanding of the subject and requirements to achieve success in the exam is exceptional. He clearly and patiently walked through the key concepts of the exam with reference to previous exam questions. He was incredibly thorough, and I now feel confident in preparing my students for the end of year exam. Thank you Ric!"



The teachers' only version is being delivered in 1 x 120 minute Zoom session direct from studio helveticamediuma in Fitzroy.

Click on the image link for details.

Latest art

My latest artwork post on Instagram is here. A wedding present for my son. Click to visit my Instagram feed. Follow me, now.
Slog it out together...
My stunning Year 12s are currently doing their Segway designs. Click on the link below to visit this task page. I call it U3O1.4.
Am i seeing a pattern here?
Looking at the 'Thankyou.' cleaning products and 'Hawker' beer labels. Seeing something in common?

Move me

If you'r not doing interactive motion graphics you're not with the program.
What the?
I spotted this graphic of 'toilet people' at Cairns airport recently. Then it suddenly occurred to me. Is the way they are presented, as double images, actually related to how they might be seen, once leaving the bar adjacent?
Q. When is it appropriate to rip someone off? A. When you're a rapper. Record cover at left; Cut Copy, 'Zonoscope', 2011. At right: Blu, 'York', 2013. Must be a story behind this?
The real helvetica!
Can you imagine how excited I was to find my old Letraset catalogue from the early 80s! Here's a copy of the page on Helvetica Medium. Lovely!!
The real helvetica 2
Then here's the page in the Letraset catalogue of Helvetica Medium symbols. And look, it's next to Franklin Gothic Extra Condensed!