The Arts – Visual, Performing, Media

Katanning SHS encompasses a strong creative Visual Arts faculty that takes pride in being creative, dynamic and innovative in all aspects of developing young adults for the future. Years 7 to 12 have access to an extensive range and variety of visual art experiences guided by professional and highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. Our Visual Arts faculty takes pride in involving the local and wider community in Arts based projects such as the Katanning SHS Visual Art Exhibition, YoH Fest (Youth on Health) Drama/Arts Festival, the prestigious Young Originals Exhibition as well as Agricultural Shows across W.A. Our courses develop skills and techniques in drawing, painting, graphics, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and digital media.

The aim in Visual Arts is to guide students to develop artistic skills and enable students to problem solve and discover creative solutions. They also build confidence and self-esteem through artistic discovery of images and objects. Students understand and appreciate the role of artists in society, past and present.

Students with a strong interest in Visual Arts have the opportunity to further develop advanced skills that will assist them in the pursuit of further education and a career in areas such as Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography, Web-desi Art Images and Fine Arts


Performing Arts at Katanning SHS was introduced for Years 7 and 8 in 2018 and is in the midst of a journey that will build on producing high quality performances from school and community based productions. From students involvement in YOH Fest (Youth on Health) Drama/Arts Festival to local productions our creative talent is being discovered.

Year 7

Students are provided with an opportunity to develop basic Drama Skills. They will be introduced to the craft of acting and students are provided with a range of opportunities to develop their performance skills always culminating in live performances to public audiences.

Year 8

This unit provides students with introductory exercises into the craft of acting. Students are instructed in the areas of improvisation and role play. Students will also receive a basic introduction to techniques from various drama disciplines ensuring they develop a solid base from which to work in drama in the years to come.