Visual Arts is an integral part of our curriculum, culture and community
From as early as ELC through to VCE studies in Year 12, our curriculum offers a wide range of disciplines. The quality and depth of work visible in our annual Junior, Middle and Senior School Art Exhibitions can be attributed to our specialist teachers, who nurture passion and inspire each student to embrace creative experimentation and express their individuality. There are many opportunities for students to develop and present their visual arts skills – from annual exhibitions and artist-in-residence programs to excursions and workshops with industry professionals.
Our Junior School campuses at Wheelers Hill and Malvern have light-filled, specialist visual arts spaces. Students explore the basic elements of art in Early Learning, with a specialist art teacher introduced from Prep onwards. At times, artists-in-residence work with learners to provide unique and diverse perspectives. Children are encouraged to experiment with art mediums and processes to express their ideas and feelings.
Middle School (Years 7–9)
During their time in the Middle School, students undertake compulsory studies in both Visual and Performing Arts, developing their visual arts skills through creating and presenting arts in ways that engage and convey feelings, experiences and ideas. They have opportunities to function as artists, as well as learners of the arts. Students explore the role of art and design in both historical and contemporary contexts. They look at both product and digital design, with a focus on sustainability.
Senior School (Years 10–12)
Caulfield Grammar School offers programs that specialise in Art, Photography, Media and Visual Communication Design. In addition to our curriculum offering, we have a student-led Visual Arts committee in Senior School who organise and run activities to enhance our community. There are also many co-curricular opportunities such as lunch-time art clubs, excursions, and exhibitions like the much-anticipated annual VCE Art & Design Graduate Exhibition. Caulfield Grammar School is also a leading school for architecture and graphic design pathways into Monash and RMIT.