The Visual Arts department at St Gregory’s College believes Visual Arts is a necessary part of the education of boys as it allows them to express their thoughts and feelings, communicate about their world, develop creative skills and discover cultural or historical understandings. Visual Arts is a mandatory course in Year 7 and 8, the College offers it as an elective in Years 9-10 and a comprehensive preliminary HSC course. We also now offer Photography and Digital Media in Years 9-10 and a continuation course into Years 11-12. As part of their education in Visual Arts the boys are encouraged to become lifelong learners who are problem solvers and critical thinkers as well as learning the fundamentals of art and designs.
The Visual Arts teachers believe participation develops self-discipline, persistence, self-confidence and the knowledge of how to make multiple revisions to create high quality work. Our students’ works have been of such a high standard over the past few years that several have been included in the annual HSC ArtExpress exhibitions.
Visual Arts has recently moved to a new building. This year we will continue to express, explore, and create amazing pieces of work utilising wonderful teaching spaces including a pottery kiln and digital photography Mac lab for learning in digital media.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see (Edger Degas)