Visual and Creative Arts
In addition to the Visual and Creative Arts curriculum which encourages students to not only improve their skills in specialist areas, but to also become risk takers and critical thinkers who strive for excellence, there are number of co-curricular opportunities that students can take up.
Students can choose to enhance their skills attending Life Drawing Classes and there are a number of Community Art programs and installations that Kilbreda students have collaborated on in the past.
Catholic Education Melbourne’s Creative Art Exhibition
Each year, Catholic Education Melbourne hold their Creative Arts Exhibition. The Exhibition is a celebration of the artistic and creative talents and achievements of students and their dedicated teachers. It is also a key opportunity to shine a light on the importance of Arts within the curriculum. Each year, we have a number of student artwork selected to appear in the exhibition.
Through the multiple connections that our Visual and Creative Arts staff have across the community, our students often have the chance to collaborate on a piece/installation with professional Artists in Residence.
With our most recent Artist-in-Residence project, Kingston Council invited our Year 10 Art students (at the time) to work on a project with a professional Artist. The students volunteered their time to be a part of the ‘Renaissance Mentone: Mural and Street Art Community Project‘ in collaboration with Mexican artist, Paola Iberra. Paola helped our students develop their creative knowledge and shared valuable insights.
The brief was to design a mural as an insight into what Mentone means for the community and the different features that make it unique. We now have an amazing mural displayed on outside wall of the College. Many of the electricity poles and boxes throughout the Mentone Shopping Precinct also feature our students’ artwork.