Our experienced art educators work together to create a continuous programme of art education for students from reception to grade 12. The lessons incorporate the diverse backgrounds and unique talents of each student. Individual experiments, instruction in technical skills, art criticism and cooperative projects are just some of the subjects covered.
It is our aim to nurture confidence and encourage curiosity through individual and collaborative art making practices. Throughout our programmes, we work to develop the creative and critical thinking behaviours which enable students to develop the necessary tools to function successfully in a world full of visual imagery. We explore concepts from different perspectives by developing technical abilities in a range of traditional two- and three-dimensional media, lens-based digital media, and appropriate software.
Risk-taking and experimentation with ideas and materials are a central aspect of our units of inquiry. Throughout the artistic journey, we highly value the documentation of the creative process: our students are required to show their investigations, development of ideas, creative thinking, reflections and evaluations within a process journal.
The facilities for senior school visual arts students in grades 6-12 consist of two large visual arts studios, a dedicated sculpture room, a kiln room, a printmaking area and an installation/photographic room. These spaces enable students to work in a wide range of visual arts disciplines and encourage the freedom to explore concepts through experimentation with materials in order to produce authentic and student centered art works.