Student Engagement

Writing About Art

Hale School Headmaster Mr Dell’Oro has approved the trial of the Fine Art@Hale Exhibition to open for an extra 3 days prior to the Official Opening Night. The exhibition offers a fantastic opportunity for boys from across the school to view some incredible Western Australian art, right on their own campus.

Whether students visit the exhibition as a teacher-led activity based around the curriculum, as a class incursion, through our guest artist talk to the boarders, or just as a visit during their own lunch break, they are all encouraged to view, engage, talk and hopefully, write about the art that they have the opportunity to explore.

Together with the Art Department Heads in both the Senior and Junior School – Mr Haydn Jackson and Ms Lisa Hakkinen – our FA@H Curator, Lee Kinsella, developed some worksheets for students to download and complete over the course of the exhibition.

Student Work

Congratulations to all the students who completed a writing task on the 2019 Fine Art@Hale Exhibition. We’ve attached some ‘Highly Commended’ works from our Year 6 group who took to the task beautifully, and came up with some insightful observations!

Click on the images to read a student visual analysis!

Now that the exhibition is over for 2019, you can still use these worksheets to develop a visual analysis on any artwork you choose. Why not give it a go!