The Year 11 Studio Arts class attended a whole day program at the National Gallery of Victoria to extend their understanding of where artists get inspiration and ideas, and the different materials, techniques, imagery and styles they use to express those ideas. The focus of the visit was the current MC Escher x Nendo exhibition, where students heard a talk about Dutch artist Escher and the design studio Nendo who created the amazing exhibition design. They then enjoyed exploring the artworks and the exhibition, taking many photographs to include in their folio as research. The day concluded with an art-making workshop, learning how Escher integrated mathematics with graphic art to create elaborate tessellations. Students (without even knowing they were applying mathematics) began creating their own tiles and tessellations and were fully engaged in the complex process. They will continue these in class, and include them in their folio based Outcome.
Students from Year 11 and 12 Drama have had a busy few weeks, attending two excursions to extend their learning and understanding of how to create and analyse performance work.
Students attended Top Class Drama – a selection of the highest achieving solo performance exams from the previous year across Victoria. This was highly beneficial for them to see the finished product at the end of Year 12 and how impressive a seven-minute solo can be at the most refined and sophisticated level.
Year 11 student Rick Daicos said:
“I really enjoyed the performances at Top Class Drama. We got to see the best of the best solos from last year. The students had clearly put in a lot of effort in researching their chosen stimulus. Their accents, transformation of props, characters and time and overall energy really demonstrated what you can achieve in your drama solo. This has inspired me for Year 12 next year where I will get the chance to do this myself.”
Students also attended a VCAA listed performance that they are required to analyse for one of their written assessments now, and later on in the end of year written exam. This year the performance was a mix of eclectic theatre styles exploring a range of themes around humanity, storytelling and the idea of constantly evolving art and culture in an uncertain world.
Arts Captains Meet the Arts SAT team for 2019.
Bosco captains: Isaac McKenzie & Ebony Carlin
Savio captains: Zac Preaudet-Sartori & Alice Murray
All students are incredibly excited to enact their vision in the Arts team for furthering student engagement this year. A prominent figure in the Arts at Salesian over the last five years, Isaac, says – “I’m excited to push our program to new heights this year. To enrich the lives of students and inspire them in the same way I have been. By helping nurture people’s talent and giving them their time in the spotlight. Bu also taking suggestions! If you feel you can contribute to the Arts Program please get in contact with us at any time.”
Rehearsals are now underway for our 2019 production, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. Students have been learning about the time period, culture and societies of the play, developing their characters and beginning some script work. We look forward to bringing you more updates, as we get closer to our performances at the end of term 2!
The VCE and VET Music students travelled to the city to the Melbourne Recital Centre on Tuesday 19 March to see the Top Class Music concert. There were two concerts featuring the best Classical and Contemporary performance soloists in 2018 from around the state. We saw a wide range of instruments featured including Cello, Violin, Piano, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Bassoon, Vocalists, Tuba and Tabala. One thing all the soloists had in common was performing with artistry and a wide palate of timbral qualities. The performances were inspiring and our students said they were going home to practice after the Concert!
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast