"All children are born artists." Picasso
Scots' Visual Arts program nurtures creativity, unpredictability, nonconformity and provides an environment where we try to develop the boys' access to the gifts of the human imagination. Creativity is just as important as literacy and numeracy.
The environment that students work in has no mistakes; it is where the boys construct examples based on trial and error, move from one medium to another and challenge conceptual outcomes.
Creativity has often been very much stigmatised as a component of education but it is based on very strict academic rigours of long hours and hard work. No matter from what discipline or from which walk of life they were from, all the great creative thinkers were once children. Keeping creativity alive is a very important part of learning at The Scots College.
Mr Gary Faulkner, Head of Visual Arts
The College Senior School Drama programme offers boys the opportunity to express themselves with confidence and imagination, whilst working spontaneously and collaboratively in exploring their spiritual, intellectual and creative capacity.
The program has a strong emphasis on creativity, collaboration and courage. Boys learn that the creative process begins with having the courage to make mistakes and, in the words of Samuel Beckett, "Try again. Fail again. Fail better." The inclusive, practical and challenging nature of our Drama programme creates a dynamic and inspiring learning environment for boys.
Scots boys have the opportunity to engage with this energetic and inspiring art form in a variety of contexts including: Year 8 - 10 Elective Drama, HSC Drama, Co-curricular Drama, Junior and Senior Plays, Improv Shows, Theatresports Schools Challenges, Year 7 Company, Sketch Comedy Club, HouseTheatresports, Shakespeare Festivals, Hip-hop Classes, Design, Theatre Club and much more.
Our passionate team of theatre practitioners and teachers shape and personalize the learning experience for our students, providing the opportunity for boys tospecialise and focus on areas that hold particular interest for them. Scots Drama staff constantly seek to provide innovative and challenging dramatic opportunities for our boys and strive to instill in them, and our wider College community, a lasting and genuine understanding and appreciation of the power and possibility of Dramatic expression.
Ms Ravenna Gregory
Head of Drama