Visual Arts


Every student at Great Ryrie has the opportunity to work in a very spacious and well equipped Art Room for one 50 minute session each week. The Visual Arts program aims at providing students with the opportunity to explore, make and respond to art through interaction with a range of techniques and materials. Students engage in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, collage, printmaking and construction. In the Art Room they

  • explore concepts and develop ideas
  • are regularly called upon to use critical thinking , problem solving and decision making skills
  • are exposed to different cultures and traditions
  • develop critical awareness by reflecting on the impact that art has both locally and globally
  • investigate, analyse and interpret art from the past and present
  • improve confidence through regular practice
  • work in a positive environment that encourages their self-expression and allows for personal reflection

When appropriate art studies are linked to classroom investigations in order to enhance the unit of work and highlight the links between the arts and everyday life.