The Friends' School

Art and Ceramics


View 2016 TCE/IB Exhibition work here.

View 2015 Year 12 Exhibition work here.

We have a very vibrant Visual Art program at Friends’, which runs from K-12. Students have opportunities to experiment and build skills in a great variety of media. They are encouraged to solve problems creatively, take risks and explore, communicating their ideas visually.

In the High School and Clemes, Visual Art comprises Art, Ceramics and Photography. All Year 7 students study Art with students able to choose Art and Ceramics as elective subjects from Year 8 onwards. In Years 11 and 12, students are also able to study a variety of disciplines and courses ranging from short units to pre-tertiary programs.

The curriculum for Years 7 to 12 focuses on the development of visual perception, and the acquisition and creative use of a range of skills and techniques relevant to a variety of media.

The investigation of artistic traditions and contemporary art practice is studied as a means of informing creative work. Research that maintains a global perspective helps students gain an understanding and appreciation of the art of different cultures.

Students in Years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to specialise in specific media and at a high level of sophistication whilst studying either TCE or International Baccalaureate Diploma Visual Arts.

High School and Clemes students are fortunate to have access to a ceramics studio in addition to two well-resourced art rooms.  The curricular program is augmented by a number of co-curricular classes.

For more information about the Visual Art program in Morris (Kinder to Year 6) please contact Sally Potter, and in the High School (Year 7 to 10) and Clemes (Years 11 and 12), contact Miriam Berkery, Coordinator of Art.




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