The Visual Arts program at St Catherine's School is strong and diverse. We believe the Visual Arts are a vehicle for self-expression, as well as a foundation for later career options.
Our studios for painting, ceramics and sculpture, drawing, photography, print-making, media, visual communication and design are housed in ‘Wiltondale', our spacious and sunlit Visual Arts Centre.
Work produced by girls of all ages is displayed throughout the School and in the community, reflecting our commitment to creativity and artistic appreciation within St Catherine's, and many Old Girls have pursued successful careers as artists.
Our Visual Arts department is always seeking new ways to inspire our students and enhance their artistic skills through special activities. Recent highlights of our program have been hosting an art exhibition featuring work by well-known Australian Artists, running the life drawing classes for Senior Art students and organising student tours of university Art and Design Departments and international art exhibitions.
Further afield, St Catherine's students also travelled to the birthplace of the Renaissance as part of their Art and History studies, and had the opportunity to study Venetian art and learn sketching and printmaking skills under the renowned French master printmaker, Patrick Aubert, at the 16th Century palace which is the site of the Monash University Prato Campus. The girls' sketching and printmaking improved remarkably, and the girls came away with some outstanding final prints and journals.