This year students from Mentone Girls and Sandringham College came together at the Beaumaris Campus to create an Alliance of Excellence.
One of the classes was units 1 and 2, Product Design and Technology, Textiles. Amy Willett was the teacher, and her students have designed and made some amazing garments. Unit 2 gets students to work as a team to design and create a product or range of products. They are nearing completion and look fabulous.
The art and design graduate students are exhibiting a creative and diverse array of artworks at Without Pier Gallery from October 14 – 21. On display will be work produced in Art, Studio Arts Drawing/ Photography and Visual Communication and Design. The college embraces a vibrant visual arts community with over 150 students opting to study art/design related folio subjects in Year 12. The exhibition will showcase the talents of over 50 students studying across a range of disciplines including oil painting, mixed media, watercolour, drawing, digital and analog photography, computer aided design and product design, illustration, ceramics and sculpture. Many exhibiting students will be hoping to gain entry into art and design courses at University and Tafe when they graduate, with the goal of becoming qualified industry designers or professional artists in the future. You can see more of the students work on our online gallery.
Without Pier is a commercial gallery who has supported the college by showcasing the senior students work annually for the last 16 years. They provide a fantastic opportunity for the students to have their work hung in a professional space. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 15 October at 6pm.
The diverse cultural environment of the Senior Campus Visual Arts community provides students with a nurturing and open space to express their ideas about the world and their place in it. Freedom of expression and openness to difference in our community allows students to be themselves and to be comfortable in who they are as young adults.
Here are a few pics of our creative students at work which I think show this celebration of individuality.
Year 11’s reviewing work at the Top Arts Exhibition
Discovery night pizza and drinks in the Drawing Studio
Once again we see an amazing array of artworks being created by the Year 11 and Year 12 Art students. Here are some cuts of work produced over the first semester for 2013. The students creativity and talent never ceases to amaze us over here at the art department. Keep up the great work guys!!!!