Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Teacher: Jan Roest

 

Visual Arts Program

 

The Visuals Arts program focuses on building on and expanding knowledge and skills through the exploration of art elements. These elements are line, shape, colour, value, texture, space and form.

 

The Visual Arts program stimulates interest in, and gives children practical first-hand experience, with a wide variety of tools, techniques and art materials in the areas of painting, drawing, printing, threads and textiles, modelling and construction. Each art experience challenges students to progressively develop and extend their present level of artistic knowledge and skills.

 

Opportunities are provided for students to appreciate different styles of art. They are encouraged to share their art ideas and work with others. The program also includes the study of art in history and its relevance and significance to many world cultures so students learn to value artworks in their own culture and the culture of others.

 

All students have one 50 minute Visual Arts session in the art room per week.

 

The artwork created by the students is regularly displayed around the school. During the year the students will keep their artwork in folders at school. These come home at the end of the year.


Special projects happening this year are the 'Obliteration Room' inspired by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and the plastic lid mural to promote the theme 'Keep Our Sea Plastic Free'.


The art room always welcomes donations of clean, recycled objects that can be used to create amazing art.