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At Saint Kentigern Boys’ School we are lucky to have a dedicated art room that is well resourced to serve the needs of our boys.

Located in the Senior School, the Art room is large enough to accommodate full classes allowing for many different types of work. 

There are three specialist Art teachers who work to ensure that every boy has the opportunity to learn and grow as a creative individual. 

The aim of Art education is to enable students to develop literacies in Visual Art as they: 

  • Develop practical knowledge in the visual arts
  • Develop ideas in the arts
  • Communicate and interpret meaning in the arts
  • Understand the arts in context 

Students learn how the arts operate in and contribute to societies and cultures within local and overseas contexts.  They will themselves contribute actively to the visual arts within our School and community by making, presenting and responding to art works.

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Junior School

Art will be taken in the individual classrooms or Art Room. The Art program is coordinated with the Art specialists to ensure consistent practice in the Visual Arts. Each Boy will be exposed to painting, print making, collage, and clay work during their time in the Junior  School. 

Middle School 

In the Middle Syndicate, all classes work with the Art Specialist for 30 hours a year. 

Students come in either half or full classes, once a week for years 4 and 5 and twice a week for a semester in year 6.  Where possible, art work is integrated with topics taking place in the classroom. 

Middle School students learn all of the major forms of media such as clay, printmaking, sculpture, and they also learn about how and why artists create artwork. Evaluation skills are a focus for these years, allowing students to talk confidently about what and how they make artwork.

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Senior School 

In Year 7 each student has one term of Art for 30 hours a term, where they get a focused unit of artistic practice. They learn about a type of artwork, who makes this type of work, how to use the tools needed to achieve a finished piece and how to evaluate what they have made in context of the artists studied. 

In Year 8 the students select their area of study. If they choose Visual Art they get a semester of Art practice with 60 hours of study in a particular artistic area.  The students continue to learn about a type of artwork, who makes this type of work, how to use the tools needed to achieve a finished piece and how to evaluate what they have made in context of the artists studied.