“To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to
make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut
The PLC Visual Arts department and in-house gallery provide students with space and facilities to produce innovative and ambitious artworks, whilst our digital and media technology has been instrumental in students’ producing high calibre films.
Girls have access to textile design equipment, including a large store of sewing machines and mannequins to support students in producing garments, which are highly skilled, and the cutting edge in fashion design.
We value the importance of working environments for our Year 12 students and provide individual workspaces for our senior girls to support their independent learning.
Students have the opportunity to elect and participate in Visual Art from Years 7 – 12, with both General and ATAR Visual Art being offered in Years 11 and 12. Over the course of Visual Art studies, students learn skills in two-dimensional and three dimensional art forms, including painting, drawing, mixed media, printing, sculpture, textile and fashion design as well as our digital arts: photography, graphic design and media.
Our programmes are designed to teach students the skills to produce quality and conceptual art work, as well as developing a more independent working approach to their creativity. We regularly invite established artists to host workshops, which provide our students a breadth of knowledge in a variety of art styles and techniques.
It is imperative that we celebrate the ingenious talents of our girls by exhibiting the progress made through their development. We host a variety of whole school exhibitions and many of our students enter into both national and community art projects. Last year we had three students selected for the 2018 Perspectives Exhibition at the Western Australian Art Gallery. This is a huge achievement for our School, as this exhibition displays artwork from the best Year 12 students in the state. We regularly have students selected year on year.
Co-curricular Visual Art
Students have the opportunity to take part in our weekly Art Clubs outside of school, where they are able to develop their skills further and explore media in more personalised projects. The work produced is displayed in our annual Exhibition, which is showcased to the local community.