The Creative Arts program is an exciting and vibrant part of College life, as well as an essential part of a well-rounded education. Creativity and Design are skills that are critical to developing students with the ability to problem solve and be creative thinkers.
Students in Prep to Year 8 are taught Art as a compulsory study, taught by highly trained and specialist art teachers. The diversity of the program can be seen regularly in displays and exhibitions of student work throughout the College. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning opportunities across a range of mediums and materials. This includes:
Student outcomes reflect the Victorian curriculum standards and are designed to encourage the development of essential skills, knowledge and techniques.
Students in Years 9 to 12 are offered a number of electives that relate to the visual arts including photography, painting, drawing, visual communication design, media studies, textiles and fine art. Students can choose a number of these electives at Year 9, then specialise in Years 10, 11 and 12 if they wish to choose a pathway into any of these fields.
Subjects offered at Year 9 and 10 levels expose students to subject specific learning outcomes and allow them to be able to make informed choices in their VCE study program.
Highly trained and specialised teachers have created a learning environment for students to excel at VCE level.
Our creative arts curriculum and resources are critical in the development of our students and as such we have specialist classrooms that provide the students with the perfect environment for their work. We have specialist textiles, media studies and visual communication and design studios as well as several multi-purpose art rooms that allow the students to paint, create, sculpt and sew their creations.
Genazzano holds an annual VCE Graduate Art Show in November each year, in The Madeleine Centre for Music and The Performing Arts. It showcases the many folios and final works of the Year 12 graduating class. Many of our students have had great success in showcasing their work at Top Designs and Top Arts in recent years.
Ongoing exhibitions showcase work in the College breezeway, Our Ladies Hall and the Furlan Exhibition Space.
For ELC to Year 4 students, we hold the ‘Les Jeunes Artistes’ art show. The Grange Hill corridors and spaces become adorned with our young artists' work.
Each year, our Year 9 students develop an ‘Art for a Cause’ exhibition, which focuses on showcasing folios in:
Photography work is made available for purchase as part of fundraising for a cause that the students select through their awareness of world events and social justice program.