Visual Arts News

3 Unit Visual Art Students at the National Art School

Congratulations to seven Year 11 Visual Arts students who were selected to attend the prestigious Intensive Studio Practice course at the National Art School in Darlinghurst this year. These students were selected from applicants across NSW who are achieving at the highest level of excellence in their Year 11 Preliminary Course and who demonstrate a mature attitude to their studies. Blue Mountains Grammar School students were selected from a very competitive application process for this 1 Unit HSC course. These courses involve a 60-hour NESA endorsed course completed over the period of two holiday breaks, completing an additional Body of Work to the one they will make for the 2 Unit course. 

Izabella Craig, Angus Herron, Phoebe Hines and Eve Thomas will complete the Life Drawing course which focuses on developing observational drawing skills while studying the structure of the human form. Lily McKay, Eva Passlow and Ana Swait will be studying printmaking.


Blue Mountains Grammar School students have, consistently, been selected over the past 20 years to extend their classroom experiences and further prepare for the upcoming Higher School Certificate. The opportunity it gives our students is to gain a real-life experience of intense studio practice, be surrounded by creativity students from all of the various disciplines and have exposure to practicing artists, galleries and have their work critiques by external art professional. This also gives students the opportunity to spend time on a University campus and feel what it might be like to study art professionally. 


Congratulations, Bella, Angus, Phoebe, Eve, Lily, Eva and Ana!


Mrs Sally Herron

Head of Visual Arts