Visual Arts

Studying visual art is important in a child's development.  The many skills that can be gained from studying art include spatial skills, creativity and art appreciation are a large part of the human experience.


The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential.

 Throughout the school year, Visual Arts sessions are directly linked to various units currently being undertaken in the classrooms. Students use observation, research and experience as starting points to develop their artworks. Through their work, they are encouraged to explore real, imaginary and abstract ideas, as well as current cultural and historical issues. Students are given the opportunity to experiment with ideas, concepts and feelings and are encouraged to use imagination and perception to plan and create artwork. Artwork is linked to current inquiry units in order to enhance the unit of work and to draw upon the meaningful experiences and observations of each student.
 
During their weekly, one-hour art session, students use a variety of media to produce work that visually expresses such aspects as perspective, movement, light, tone and a particular point in time and place. Students are encouraged to take risks in their design and to use their imagination to create original and innovative pieces of artwork. These pieces of artwork are presented and displayed for others to observe and enjoy throughout the school and the wider community. A visual arts exhibition takes place every alternate year. 
 
The Visual Arts subject in the Australian Curriculum provide opportunities for students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences. In Visual Arts, students create a range of art works that express and communicate their experiences, observations and feelings. Students are strongly encouraged to draw inspiration from sources such artists, imagination and personal experiences.