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Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

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Extra Curricular Program Information - Creative Arts


Art Edge provides a myriad of opportunities for students eager to explore their boundaries, expand their horizons and showcase their art to the world. It is a platform for students to demonstrate their talents through entering artworks into a variety of competitions and shows.


This opportunity is provided at no cost to students. Places are limited to 20 First Nation students.

Songline stories, cultural identity and ancestorial connections, fuels First Nation student production in the Deadly arts program. Working with Mentoring Mob Professional Artists and educators participating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students advance their capacity to express themselves in authentic and innovative visual ways across a multitude of media. Strengthening participant and community understanding about culture and heritage whilst facilitating stronger connection to people and country is at the forefront of this project.


This opportunity is provided at no cost to students studying in the Penrith region. Places are limited to 20 students.

Penrith Open Studio is a grant-funded youth-engagement program that connects young people (ages 12-17) in the Penrith region with the visual arts. By collaborating with Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School (NCAPAHS) and Penrith Regional Gallery (PRG), the initiative offers a customised experience for participants to explore their artistic interests, enhance critical thinking skills, and engage with emerging artists and industry leaders. This program will include the development of an exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery and visits to the Gallery to support this process.


This opportunity is open to all NCAPAHS Creative Arts Students and is limited to 20 students. Intensive studios enable students to have the opportunity to be mentored by professional practicing artists at the forefront of their field. The studios provide a platform for students to engage with the artists and to develop their own skills through the process of mentoring and art exploration. 


Arts in the community is a site-specific studio experience that builds greater community connection to the Creative Arts. Students partake in the design and production of public artworks and produce works responding to a site. This studio is held on Wednesday afternoons.


This opportunity is 7-12 students, and all necessary equipment is provided by the school.

The media team documents school events, including carnivals, assemblies, special events, performances, and exhibitions. They also work on campaigns to promote various school initiatives. Their photographs and videos enhance school promotions and publications, helping to build a sense of community while providing students with valuable experience in journalism, media production and management.