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Wenona has a long-standing tradition of excellence in Creative Arts. Starting in Kindergarten, students explore their creativity and develop an appreciation for art using our first-rate facilities and studios. In accordance with the NSW school syllabus, students get a hands-on feel for art and a grounding in art theory. Students study Visual Arts and Technology and Applied Sciences (TAS) in Year 7 and 8, after which they can choose to delve further into specific strands.
Teachers, artists and designers lead classes and workshops in ceramics, drawing, electronics, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, jewellery design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design, timber and plastics technologies, and more.
Our students are regularly singled out for their achievement in HSC art and design subjects as well as in other significant exhibitions and awards. Students in all grades are enriched with regular excursions to galleries, and those in Year 10 and 11 have the opportunity to visit the world’s art and design capitals as part of our biennial Creative Arts Tour, which in 2015 took in Venice, Florence, Paris and New York.
A Creative Arts extra-curricular program is available after school and in the holidays for students from Years 3 to 12. Workshops focus on activities such as oil painting, watercolours, ceramics, fashion illustration, filmmaking, and design.