Students from Years 1 to 8 are engaged in weekly
programmes that are directed by our Art specialists, and cover a
broad spectrum. Middle School art students are exposed
to a range of art processes including drawing skills,
printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and a range
of paint media.
All students have the opportunity to interact with
professional practising artists through excursions to
exhibitions and our Artist in Residence programme. The
Year 8 students participate in an Art Focus Day in which
they take part in a workshop with a visiting artist. These
workshops have included felt making, metal sculpture,
cartooning, puppet making, clay masks, mandala painting,
fibre art and urban art.
In Years 9 and 10
students may choose Art electives that provide valuable
preparation for the programmes offered in Years 11 and
12. All classes are introduced to a variety of artistic
skills and vocabulary, so that they are better able to
appreciate what they are viewing or creating.
A wide range of creative work is displayed during
the biennial Kingfisher Creative Arts Festival. Students
also have the opportunity to be involved in community
exhibitions, including the Albany Art Prize.