The Visual Arts program at St Catherine’s School is strong and diverse.
Our exciting and innovative Arts Faculty enables the opportunity for personal growth and the creative expression of ideas. From Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Communication and Design, Digital Media and Product Design and Technology, students are encouraged to experiment with their artistic expression through creating artworks using a range of different forms.
Annual exhibitions of artworks offer an insight into the diverse interpretations of life and experiences of our emerging artists.
We believe the Visual Arts are a vehicle for self-expression, as well as a foundation for creative thinking and later career options. Our studios, housed in ‘Wiltondale’, our spacious and sunlit Visual Arts Centre, are equipped for;
- Visual communication
Works produced by girls of all ages are displayed throughout the School and in the community, reflecting our commitment to creativity and artistic appreciation within St Catherine’s. Many of St Catherine’s 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 and groups such as our Arts Club and Design Club. Highlights of our co-curricular program include 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.
St Catherine’s also provides Study Tour opportunities for students to extend their Art knowledge. Students have 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 improves remarkably, and the girls come away with outstanding final prints and journals.