The Balcatta Senior High School Gifted and Talented Visual Art 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 (from 9.30am to 12.00noon) in conjunction with the Gifted and Talented Visual Art Program (from 9.00am to 12.30pm) runs on Saturday Mornings. 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 Art group.
The Gifted and Talented Visual Art 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.
Applications are now open for the Gifted and Talented Visual Art Program to register your interest for 2021. For more information, click this link to the Department of Education’s website.
Dates to remember:
SATURDAYS TERM 3, 2020
|1||25 July||Week 1|
|2||1 August||Week 2|
|3||8 August||Week 3||Week 1|
|4||15 August||Week 4||Week 2|
|5||22 August||Week 5||Week 3|
|6||29 August||Week 6||Week 4|
|7||5 September||Week 7||Week 5|
|8||12 September||Week 8||Week 6|
|9||19 September||Week 9|
|10||26 September||NO ART – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS|
|GIFTED AND TALENTED ART – SATURDAYS TERM 4, 2020|
|1||17 October||Week 1|
|2||24 October||Week 2|
|3||31 October||Week 3|
|4||7 November||Week 4|
|5||14 November||Week 5|
|6||21 November||Week 6|
|10||19 December||NO ART – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS|
Special Art Awards for Excellence