Published on: 21 February 2017

Students from our Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts course spent two stimulating days at Curtin University’s School of Art and Design last week for the annual Art Camp, participating in a series of practical workshops as well as an art history session and gallery visit to view the current Festival of Perth exhibitions.

The Art Camp is an integral part of our Visual Arts course and across the two days boys received guidance and tuition from some of the State’s leading arts educators and artists.

“The Curtin Art Camp provided an excellent immersion experience for our Visual Arts students. Being exposed to a wide range of mediums significantly assisted me to find inspiration for future projects” said Tom McQuillan, Year 11 Visual Arts student. Fellow student Akio Ho, Year 11, said “This unique opportunity to get into ‘the zone’ and work on creating art for a full two days was exciting and enjoyable. We were able to try a number of new experiences we hadn’t explored in class, such as life drawing and contemporary sculptures.”

The themes presented at this year’s camp were ‘Out There – My Backyard’ and ‘Modes of Spectacle – Rehearsal, Performance and Reception.’

Curtin University is one of Western Australia’s longest established art institutions with an esteemed alumni of artists, educators and industry professionals working in WA, interstate and internationally.

A fantastic time-lapse recording taken during the painting workshop can be viewed here.