NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus

The girls' campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Visual Arts

Talented Art Program

The Talented Art Program is a highly sought after program for students with exceptional talent in the field of visual arts. Entry to the program is by application with supporting documents. Shortlisted students will be required to attend an interview. Please see our Gifted & Talented Programs page for application forms and more information on the application process.

The aim of the Talented Art Program is to provide students with opportunities to extend and enrich their art education in the classroom. Coursework is based on developing and refining skills across a range of media areas in the practice of artmaking. Mackellar Girls has a history of outstanding performance in the HSC in Visual Arts and our talented artists regularly receive nomination and selection for prestigious external exhibitions.

Students attend a weekly lunchtime Talented Art class during Years 7 and 8. It is expected they elect to study the Stage 5 Elective Visual Arts course in Years 9 and 10. Students attend five enrichment days each school year where they may receive tuition from guest artists, attend specialist workshops and exhibitions outside school, and participate in challenging activities that provide extension beyond the classroom.

Students are encouraged to enter community art prizes and exhibitions in addition to publicly exhibiting their completed artworks at school exhibitions. Our talented artists have been successful in gaining places in the prestigious National Art School HSC Intensive Studio Practice Course, which is endorsed by the NSW BOSTES.


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