Production Arts

Production Arts at Iona is a dynamic hub with a collaborative approach to learning and sharing technology and resources.

The Production Arts precinct is a visual feast of colour, creativity and innovation. Our stimulating environment enables girls to share, cultivate and convey ideas with others. From our Year 7 students being exposed to many disciplines and techniques for the first time, through to the Year 12s, who are working as independent visual artists presenting sophisticated portfolios of work, our students share a wholehearted and enthusiastic approach to the subject. We strive to ensure each and every girl feels welcomed, empowered and encouraged to find her individual talents and pursue her own original ideas.

Students at Iona have the opportunity to experience a range of studio areas in our multi-purpose facilities: painting, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, glass, printmaking and multimedia design. Girls are able to explore their ideas in the Arts by using direct experience, observation, curiosity, research, imagination and emotions. They are encouraged to interpret and reflect upon their own work, that of their peers and also the works of contemporary Australian and international artists with an analytical eye. Our aim in the Production Arts Department is to provide our students with a repertoire of appropriate arts skills, techniques and processes to facilitate maximum participation in, and understanding of, the world of Art and Design.

Our girls also participate in community-building initiatives with local organisations. This gives our girls the chance to not only 'give the gift of art' but, more importantly, the opportunity to meet and interact with our local community.

Every November, in collaboration with the Applied Science & Human Development Department, student works are presented at our Visual Arts, Design & Textiles Showcase where girls have the opportunity to showcase their talents to family, friends and the wider Iona community.

Read the Production Arts Learning Area Booklet 2017Read the Production Arts Learning Area Booklet 2017

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