Visual Arts

“If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh

Our goal in the art program is to work as a community of artists to support and inspire each other with our collective energy. As students and teachers we challenge ourselves to grow through risk-taking and creative problem solving. In the study of art, questions are open ended and many different paths can lead to successful solutions. The art studio is a place for us to imagine the possibilities, develop our ideas and work to bring our unique vision to life.
- Ms. Gayle

Student Works and Comments


This year I am focusing on form and texture. I want to experiment with these concepts using the human form specifically. I have started with portraits and hope to now move on to the human figure. I have chosen to use charcoal specifically because I want to become more fluent with contrast and understanding how to create depth on a more difficult scale.
Evelyn - Visual Arts 30 IB 2013


Using colour within my artwork is one of my favourite ways to express myself. My paintings are very colourful and contain a rich contrast of colours and shapes. Throughout my high school experience, I have become more confident in many ways. This is also represented by the bold use of colour and the fearlessness to combine all of those colours together.
Samantha - Visual Arts 30 IB 2013


My purpose is not to explore, nor to define. It isn’t to search for meaning, because the meaning is already embedded. Not in here, but in there. I want to communicate, to share something that pertains to me with you. You can reject it, or you can accept it. You don’t necessarily need to understand it; it’s really alright if you don’t.
Cassandra - Visual Arts 30 IB 2013

Contact Ms. Gayle for information about the Visual Arts program at St. Mary's.

Nicole Gayle
Art Teacher

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Visual Arts

“If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh

Our goal in the art program is to work as a community of artists to support and inspire each other with our collective energy. As students and teachers we challenge ourselves to grow through risk-taking and creative problem solving. In the study of art, questions are open ended and many different paths can lead to successful solutions. The art studio is a place for us to imagine the possibilities, develop our ideas and work to bring our unique vision to life.
- Ms. Gayle

Student Works and Comments


This year I am focusing on form and texture. I want to experiment with these concepts using the human form specifically. I have started with portraits and hope to now move on to the human figure. I have chosen to use charcoal specifically because I want to become more fluent with contrast and understanding how to create depth on a more difficult scale.
Evelyn - Visual Arts 30 IB 2013


Using colour within my artwork is one of my favourite ways to express myself. My paintings are very colourful and contain a rich contrast of colours and shapes. Throughout my high school experience, I have become more confident in many ways. This is also represented by the bold use of colour and the fearlessness to combine all of those colours together.
Samantha - Visual Arts 30 IB 2013


My purpose is not to explore, nor to define. It isn’t to search for meaning, because the meaning is already embedded. Not in here, but in there. I want to communicate, to share something that pertains to me with you. You can reject it, or you can accept it. You don’t necessarily need to understand it; it’s really alright if you don’t.
Cassandra - Visual Arts 30 IB 2013

Contact Ms. Gayle for information about the Visual Arts program at St. Mary's.

Nicole Gayle
Art Teacher