Richard Roberts (B. Arts (Fine Arts VCA), Dip Ed Sec (ACU), is a fine artist, designer and visual arts educator. He has been Head of Visual and Performing Arts at three schools, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar, Catholic Ladies’ College and currently in St Aloysius College. He lives in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.
Richard is currently Learning Leader of Visual Arts at St Aloysius College, North Melbourne. Here he manages the visual arts programs and teaches VCE Visual Communication Design and Media and Art to middle secondary girls.
Richard has worked for VCAA as Assessor for Visual Communication Design for many years, Reviewer for Studio Arts, Co-author Visual Communication Design Advice for Teachers and revisions author Visual Communication Design Technical Drawing Specifications.
Richard is currently 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 co-developer of the VCV VCD trial examination.
He 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. The website www.helveticamediuma.com is a project hub for ideas in visual arts education. Richard is the author and developer of the site. He welcomes feedback and loves it when teachers contact him to say when and with whom they are using the material.
He has taught a wide range of subjects including;
- VCE Art, Studio Arts,
- VCE Media,
- VCE Visual Communication Design,
- VCE VET Interactive Digital Media,
Richard is a vibrant and engaging presenter on visual arts and visual communication design.
Professional presentations include;
- VCD examination revision seminars at Marian College, Rosehill SC, Taylors Lakes SC and Avila College, 2019
- Unit 1 and 3 Visual communication design curriculum seminar, VCV 2019,
- Unit 2 and 4 Visual communication design curriculum seminar, VCV 2018
- VCD examination student seminar, Trinity Grammar School, Siena College, 2018
- 3d printing for non-believers VCV conference 2017