Work by Madeleine Winslow, Year 1, 2015

Junior School

Visual Arts

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Ravenswood students are encouraged from a young age to engage in creative problem solving, conceptual thinking and self-expression. In Junior School, students are supported by a curriculum which focuses on strong technical skill development and critical investigation. Students are extended on an individual basis and also have the option of after school co-curricular classes.

Students are taught by Visual Arts teachers who have deep understanding of traditional and contemporary practice. All of our teachers are highly qualified and experienced in the field of Visual Arts education and many have art practices of their own. Teaching and learning is supported by state-of-the-art technology and excellent studio resources.

Co-Curricular Visual Arts

In Junior School, Ravenswood offers co-curricular Visual Arts classes for students of all abilities.

The course is designed for students who love art and making creative objects. Students develop ideas for a range of artworks which are explored through different themes each semester. Beginning with ceramics, students complete a sculpture and learn techniques in how to join clay, create textures and apply colour to their finished model. There is also the opportunity for 2D work in the form of drawings and/or painting. This course is tailored specifically for Junior School students and enables them to have fun, gain confidence and learn new skills.

Students who enrol in co-curricular Visual Arts classes are encouraged to, and supported in, submitting their work to both internal and external exhibitions throughout the year. Students are invited to submit works to the Junior School Visual Arts Exhibition, Art in the Afternoon, the Royal Sydney Easter Show and the Mosman Art Award.

All co-curricular Visual Arts classes are a yearly commitment and start in Week 2 each term.