The Balcatta Senior High School Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Program is a scholarship program offered to students identified as Gifted and Talented in the Visual Arts, usually in Year 6 for entry into Year 7.
Students are selected through an external testing process run by the DoE, which is partly an academic test but mostly based on student work produced in a practical day long test plus interview.
Balcatta Senior High School’s Young Masters’ Program in conjunction with the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Program runs on Saturday Mornings between 9.30am and 12.00noon. Artists from the local community are employed as tutors for these classes, thus providing students with a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of how their art-making fits into the larger community.
During the week, students participate in classes as part of their regular timetable. Some of these classes will be as part of regular classes within the Arts Learning Area; some of the classes will be run as a Gifted and Talented Visual Arts group.
The Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Program aims, through enrichment and extension, to develop artistic ability and visual aesthetic awareness. Activities are planned so as to offer students, over five years, a wide variety of art encounters and challenges in many forms of visual and performing arts.
Activities such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, textiles, animation, fashion design, jewellery and so on, are included in the program.
For more information about the Gifted and Talented Program, click this link to The Department of Education’s website.
Dates to remember:
Young Masters classes on Saturday mornings commence 17 February at 9.30am to 12.30pm.