The Art Department is an inspirational environment, comprising six classrooms, one for Lower School, one dedicated to three-dimensional work with two kilns, one to multi-media, including iMacs equipped with current InDesign and Photoshop packages, and one to printmaking. There are two general purpose studios, in which grade 9 through 12 courses are taught.
There are five members of staff who offer expertise in a number of disciplines to students in kindergarten through grade 12. A strength of the department is that a wide range of courses are offered in addition to those that are examined. Each year we organise an exhibition that showcases all of our students.
In grade 10, students can opt to study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma IB Visual Arts, a two-year course that is completed in grade 12. In grade 11, students can opt for the Advanced Placement History of Art. Both courses are rigorous and rewarding.
Grade nine students can opt for the Introduction to Art course or Sculpture and Ceramics. Grade ten students can choose from courses in black and white photography, history of art and drawing and painting. For those grade 11 and 12 students who are not involved in examined art courses, there are electives in Portfolio development, Photography and Drawing and Painting.
Many of our students gain places to study Fine Art, Design or Architecture at prestigious universities and colleges in the US and in Britain, including Parsons, Rhode Island School of Design, Central St Martins, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, Kingston University and Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Dr Andrew Watson
Art Department Chair