Chevalier students have an opportunity to study Visual Arts from Year 7 to Year 12. All Year 7 and 8 students undertake the Mandatory Course in Visual Arts. Elective courses in Visual Arts and Photography and Digital Media are available in Years 9 and 10.
In the senior school, Visual Arts is offered as a Preliminary Higher School Certificate and Higher School Certificate course. Students may also undertake a course of study in Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, and/or Ceramics.
Over the six years of studies all traditional and contemporary media are explored, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, digital photo media, installation and performance art. Our students’ art making is supported by a rigorous program of Art History and Criticism.
Students of all abilities are provided for, with opportunities for gifted and talented students available through the Visual Arts Enrichment Program. This takes place outside of normal school hours and is a part of the college’s co-curricular program. Our young artists are invited to participate in exhibitions within the college and in the wider community. Over the years many students in the HSC class have been selected for the ArtExpress exhibition of exemplary artworks, while others are successful in receiving other awards and prizes.
A measure of the strength of Visual Arts in the college is the number of students who have gone on to study Visual Arts at a tertiary level and to pursue careers as artists, designers, arts professionals and Visual Arts educators.
The Chevalier College Visual Arts department has a proud tradition of excellence in learning and teaching created by a strong, dynamic, highly qualified and experienced faculty.
Leader of Learning – Visual Arts