'Villa Paloma' Senior Art, Technology

Villa PalomaVilla PalomaThe innovative, adobe style, Senior Arts/Technology centre is a thriving place that creates a fully integrated, studio-based campus experience for Christian College arts/technology students.

In 2003 Christian College purchased the buildings and picturesque surroundings of the Geelong Epicentre – a restaurant adjacent to St. Regis winery at the corner of the Anglesea and Colac Roads in Waurn Ponds. The rustic, open area was ideal for the development of the College vision to establish a unique, integrated arts/technology facility.

Villa Paloma means ‘House of the Dove’ in Spanish – appropriate to the aesthetic character of these buildings. The dove descending as the Holy Spirit is also represented as an integral part of the College logo.

A wide variety of subjects are now available at the Villa across a range of disciplines including wood, textiles, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography, digital imaging and multi-media. Staff and senior students work together within this stimulating environment to enhance the exploration and translation of ideas into visual form.

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Whilst currently operating as part of the Senior Campus, ‘Villa Paloma’ is also host to a range of exciting, specialised art activities for Junior and Middle School students. Visiting artists and designers enrich our programs to include creative arts experiences within the wider community.

The Christian College Arts Extravaganza held annually in Term 4 at 'Villa Paloma' showcases the artistic talents of Christian College students at all levels from Kindergarten to Year 12.

    Antony Benson 
Director of Art, Technology and Design

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