Our stunning Art Room and deck overlook Blacks Walk and provide a calm, inspiring environment for students to express their ideas, observations and imagination in meaningful ways. Promoting attitudes of respect for diversity and curiosity, students are supported to respond to artworks and practise new skills in their art making.
Throughout the year, students create artworks using the techniques that include multimedia (iPads and photocopying), painting, printmaking, construction, collage, hand built ceramics and drawing with a variety of media. Exploration of the art elements and principles builds on students' curiosity and is, where possible, connected to the classroom focus areas.
We encourage each child to contribute their colourful and creative pieces to displays around the school, our newsletter and Art competitions, if only for a short while before they are taken home for families to enjoy. Some individual and cohort art is also displayed permanently in several areas within the school.
The school's house system honours four influential painters of the Heidelberg School art movement, also known as Australian impressionism: McCubbin, Conder, Roberts and Streeton.